Plaid Shirt Farms Ltd

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Black Currants & Haskap Berries! Plaid Shirt Farms have chosen the best tasting, highest quality, and most productive berries they could find. Best of all, Black Currants and Haskap are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and minerals!

They grow 5 varieties of Black Currants, chosen for their great taste, productivity and hardiness. The varieties are often blended for optimal results.

  • More ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), by far, than any other available fruit
  • As much potassium as banana
  • Twice as much calcium as any fruit except blackberry
  • Less fat that all other fruit except nectarin
  • More phosphorus and potassium than any other fruit, and
  • Are second only to elderberry in iron and protein. Black currants also contain bioflavanoids which are vasopressor agents (reduce blood pressure).

Historically, Haskaps have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years by the people of Russia, Japan, Kuril Islands, China, and other Asian countries. Haskaps‘ therapeutic benefits were well known by the Japanese Ainu aboriginal people, recognizing the berry as the “elixir of life” It is believed that Haskaps have been used in folk medicine to reduce the risks of hypertension, glaucoma, heart attack, anemia, malaria, osteoporosis and gastrointestinal disease. The infusions prepared from the berries and other plant parts have been used as diuretic remedies, an antiseptic agent and for treatment of throat and eyes. 

These berries are all high in anthocyanins, are anti-inflammatory, and