I think as a beekeeper and Vice President of the American Apitherapy Society it is appropriate for me to discuss Honeyberry also known as Lonicera caerulea. It is also known the haskap berry, blue-berried honeysuckle, or sweetberry honeysuckle It is a honeysuckle native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in countries such as Canada, Japan, Russia, and Poland. Haskap is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5–2 m tall.

I think we do not hear about Honeyberry as its season coincides with the strawberry season in June. The fruit morphology of this plant is so diverse than fewer than nine species are recognized. Most of the berries are indigo and elongated.

It is s a blue pigmented fruit. Lonicera caerulea contains polyphenol compounds. Other phytochemicals present are proanthocyanides and organic acids These phytochemicals are excellent anti oxidants and have anti tumor or anti cancer properties.

I highly recommend reading The Edible Series: Berries A Global History by Heather Arndt Anderson.

Until tomorrow…