The Key to SUPER Health!
Saskatoon Berries have significant amounts of micronutrients that are essential for metabolism and most serve as co-enzymes.
For an adult male, 100 grams of dried Saskatoon Berries carry:
1/4 daily requirement of magnesium
Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and keeps bones strong. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
1/5 daily requirement of calcium
The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions such as muscle movement and nerve function. Calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood through the body and to help release hormones and enzymes.
1/5 daily requirement of potassium
Potassium plays an important role in muscle contraction and nerve transmission. It is involved in the storage of carbohydrates for use by muscles as fuel and is important in maintaining the body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base (pH) balance.
1/2 daily requirement of iron
Iron helps the blood and muscles deliver oxygen to every body cell and it removes carbon dioxide. It is important to many immune system functions and helps maintain a strong immune system, provision of energy and mental sharpness.
These amounts are significantly higher in Saskatoon Berries than in blueberries.
Saskatoon Berries also contain:
54% of the recommended daily intake of manganese
Manganese helps activate enzymes needed for use of biotin, B-1 (thiamin) and vitamin C. It is essential for proper digestion and the metabolization of proteins. Manganese also plays an important role in digestion, reproduction, normal bone structure and normal functioning of the central nervous system.
30% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C
We need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of our body. Vitamin C is imperative for healing wounds and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own and it does not store vitamin C so it is important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in our daily diet.
22% of the recommended daily intake of carotene
The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol). We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system and good eye health and vision. If we follow a healthy diet rich in beta-carotene we do not need supplements.