Health Benefits

We call the autumn berry the wild super-food of the Midwest.

Autumn berries are high in nutritional value, containing vitamins A, C, and E, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. Autumn Berries are exceptionally high in the antioxidant Lycopene. Lycopene has been associated with the prevention of certain diseases including breast, prostate, and skin cancers. Currently, 85% of dietary lycopene comes from tomatoes. One serving of fresh Autumn Berries has 17 times the amount of lycopene found in an equivalent serving of tomatoes. 

There are several companies that sell lycopene supplements. That's nice, but I don't know about you, I prefer to get my nutrition from the food I eat whenever possible.

Further information

The American Cancer Association discusses lycopene

How Lycopene works (The Anti-Cancer Properties of Lycopene)

The American Institute for Cancer Research says, "Lycopene could possibly be used to prevent or treat skin cancer caused by UVB rays."