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July 02, 2019 - The Global and Mail

The berry with more antioxidants than blueberries was no secret to Indigenous people

The berry with more antioxidants than blueberries was no secret to Indigenous people
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A recent study out of the University of Victoria reveals the salal berry as an antioxidant powerhouse – which researchers and dieticians have found to have cancer-fighting and heart-healthy properties – with five times the level of tannins and 1.5 times the level of anthocyanin than blueberries.

The health benefits of wild foods are still being discovered by modern health research, but the value of these foods has always been a part of Indigenous traditional knowledge.

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