Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sun Food- Review

Grown in the mineral-rich soils across the Peruvian Andes, sweet and tangy Goldenberries (also known as Incan Berries) help to strengthen your body in times of stress and improve circulation. Goldenberries, one of the lost crops of the Incas, are an adaptogenic food considered to be the goji berry of South America, containing an extraordinary level of protein that outpaces goji berries by 2-3% on average. You're sure to fall in love with Goldenberries as they help support your immune system and play a crucial role in detoxification, increasing your health and wellness with every bite.

A bit on the sour side, but the health benefits far outweigh the sour, mouth watering initial taste. After you pop a few in your mouth you get used to the sour taste and it isn't too bad. I love the small size to put in my purse so when we are out and about and I need a little snack (or more often the children) I have something healthy with me and I am not as tempted to buy something unhealthy for me. You will feel invigorated eating the same fruits that they ate on Machu Picchu!



Why were these little fruits so revered by the Incas?

These berries are a nutritional powerhouse! Golden berries are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, niacin and phosphorous. They also contain pectin which supports healthy digestion, can help lower cholesterol and can also prevent surges in blood glucose, making it a great snack for those with blood sugar sensitivities. Incan berries are also rich with bioflavonoids, also known as vitamin P, which studies have shown to demonstrate anti-sclerotic, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antioxidant properties. Incan berries also contain about 16% protein, which is high for a fruit, making them an ideal for vegans and vegetarians.

The Sunfood Difference:

Our certified organic Incan Golden Berries are grown high in the Andes by indigenous farmers who have been perfecting the art of growing this special fruit for centuries. Growing Golden Berries at just the right altitude is crucial as the fluxuation in temperatures between night and day regulate the flavor of the fruit.

Golden Berries grow on a vine and are covered by a thin papery cape. The capes are removed and the berries are gently dried at low temperatures to preserve nutrients and keep vitamins and minerals intact.

Our Incan Golden Berries have a mouth watering, tangy, sweetness that you'll love (and kids love them too!).

Watch out for low quality berries. A dark brown color can be an indication that the berries were dried at a high heat, that they are not fresh, or that they were stored improperly. You'll notice that our Incan Berries are bright orange and gold, just like the color of the fruit on the vine.