Incan berries, also known as ‘Golden Berries’, are native to Amazonian regions of South America, where they have been a traditional source of food and medicine for centuries. Indeed, these small, yellow/orange berries, which are slightly larger than raisins, pack a mighty punch, and contain an impressive selection of valuable nutrients, including vegetable protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and C, pectin, bioflavonoids, phosphorus and a small amount of melatonin. And Incan berries, which are gently sun-dried once fully ripe, are literally crammed with crunchy, lemon-flavoured seeds that lend them a surprisingly delicious, sweet and sour flavour.
Incan berries grow on the Physalis peruviana – a plant native to Amazonian regions of South America, where the yellow/orange berries have been used as a traditional source of food and medicine for centuries. Today Incan berries, also known as ‘Golden Berries’ and ‘Aztec Berries’, are cultivated in many other tropical, subtropical and temperate areas, including South Africa, Turkey and even England.
Incan Berries Benefits
- Incan berries boast a surprisingly delicious, sweet and sour flavour.
- Incan berries contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and C.
- Incan berries also contain pectin, bioflavonoids, phosphorus and a small amount of melatonin.
- Incan berries make a sensible snack between meals, particularly for those with a sweet tooth.
- Our Incan berries are certified organic by "Organic Farmers & Growers", the leading organic certification organisation in Great Britain.
- Our Incan berries have been sun-dried and processed at low temperatures in order to retain an optimum number of nutrients.
- Our Incan berries are totally pure and contain no additives.
- Our Incan berries are suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet.
How To Use Incan Berries
You can enjoy a small handful (approx. 10 grams) of organic Incan berries each day. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place and once open, consume within 2 months.
Incan berries can be enjoyed just as they are or as a sensible snack between meals. Try combining with nuts, goji berries, camu camu berries and other dried fruits in a tasty trail mix. Incan berries also make an utterly irresistible addition to raw chocolate, cakes, biscuits and desserts.
Incan Berries Recipe - Incan Berry and Kale Salad
Incan berries add a final splash of colour and a welcome touch of sweetness to this wonderfully filling salad that’s packed with nutrient-dense foods, including wholesome kale, creamy avocado, succulent apricots and crunchy pumpkin seeds. For lovers of good food as well as all those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet.
- 1/4 of a cup of Incan berries
- Fresh kale leaves
- The juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 small tomato
- 1/2 a carrot
- 1/4 of a cup of olives
- 4-5 dried apricots
- 2 tbsp. of pumpkin seeds
This eye-catching salad bursting with exciting flavours and interesting textures, is wonderfully easy to prepare. First tear the fresh kale leaves into bite-sized chunks and pop into a salad bowl. Next mix in the lemon juice by hand, gently massaging the kale as you go. Now finely chop the carrot, cut the tomato and avocado into chunks, and add these, along with the olives and roughly chopped apricots, into the bowl. Scatter over the pumpkin seeds and mix thoroughly by hand once more.
Incan Berries Facts
- Incan berries are known by a variety of different names, including the Golden Berry, Cape Gooseberry, Aztec Berry and Peruvian Ground Cherry. In France they are alluringly referred to as ‘Love in a Cage’.
- The Physalis peruviana is one of the first plants to pioneer degraded areas. Its robustness and adaptability could lead to the cultivation of Incan berries in many currently unused marginal areas.
- Incan berries are a popular ingredient in jams in India and Africa.
- Incan berries are a distant relative of the tomato, aubergine and potato.
- Incan berries have been cultivated in England since the late eighteenth century.
Incan Berries Nutritional Information
Superfoodies is the exciting new brand from Detox Your World - UK leading importer and EU-wide distributor of the finest raw foods since 2000. Combining expertise in healthy eating and healthy living, with extensive product development, searching for only the purest organic products from nature, Detox Your World has produced Superfoodies!
Superfoodies Incan Berries is the same great Detox Your World Incan Berries, and has always, and always will be –
- Certified organic and raw
- Only come from a sustainable and ethical suppliers
- Always honestly and clearly display the origins
- Transparent about the composition and preparation
- Completely free from artificial additives, refined sugars and other nasties
Incan Berries Summary
Dried berries in a bag
Country and continent of origin
Peru, South America
Do not buy incan berries if you have an allergy to incan berries. Always read the product information enclosed, before choosing to eat incan berries. Packaged in an area where nuts are processed.
Snack, trail mix, desserts, raw chocolate, cakes and biscuits
1 small handful (approx. 10 grams), daily
Known side effects
There are no known side effects associated with incan berries
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Sparkles in a berry
Angela | 4/9/14Gorgeous product. We in my family call these the sparkly berries. I have a 2 and 6 year old who actually say sparkly berries please mummy because they sort of have a bitter/sweet taste that somehow leaves you wanting more. knowing they are really good for you too is a bonus. Plus they are so soft and chewy, lovely.