Organic Golden (Inca) Berries

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Description

Organic Golden Berries have been cultivated for centuries.

Organic Golden Berries otherwise know as Inca berries have a deep rooted history in South America where they are hailed for their nutritional benefits.  These tart, orange-brown berries are well known for their bioflavanoid content and their sweet and sour flavour makes them a tasty treat.  Organic Golden Inca Berries are higher in antioxidants than apples, pomegranates, brocolli and goji berries.

The botanical name is Physalis peruviana L. and you may have eaten them fresh as a garnish on desserts – a bright orange berry.  If you haven’t tried these before then they are definitely worth a try, they are a delicious treat and make a refreshing change from more popular dried fruits.

Origin: Peru

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Inca Berries.

Organic Inca Berries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium and a source of Iron.

vitamin A: This vitamin contributes to normal skin, vision and immunity.

Vitamin C: This well known nutrient contributes to normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise and is necessary for normal collagen formation.  It is also essential to normal functioning of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Typical values per 100g:
Energy 1264kj/302kcal
Fat 8g
of which saturates 0.9g
Carbohydrate 43g
of which sugars 41g
Fibre 17g
Protein 6g
Salt trace
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin C 24.5mg 80% RI
Iron 3.67mg 25.7% RI
Potassium 1821mg 91% RI
Vitamin A 287mg 35.8% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake)

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake)

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip

  1. These tasty berries can be eaten as a simple luxurious snack.
  2. Add inca berries to porridge or muesli for added flavour and texture.
  3. Their bioflavanoid content makes them a great addition to smoothies.