Organic, Sun Dried Golden Berries, also named Incan Berries or Cape
Gooseberries. Once cultivated in the Incan Empire, these vine-ripened
berries are deliciously sweet with a tangy pineapple-like flavor. Dried golden
berries have a dark orange color and are similar but larger in appearance to
the traditional raisin, with wrinkled translucent skin.
Eat Golden Berries straight out of the bag, or try them in a raw recipe or
smoothie. When you're looking for that post-dinner or movie snack, these will
fill the space. A little go a long way. And they need no refrigeration.
Traditionally golden berries have been used to help ailments including,
asthma, edema, optic nerve disorders, throat afflictions, intestinal parasites,
and amoebic dysentery.
Golden berries are considered a good source of vitamin P (bioflavonoids) and are rich in pectin. Hundreds of studies on bioflavonoids have shown that they possess antiviral, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and antioxidant activities. Golden Berries make a delicious, tart and highly nutritious and exotic "raisin." They are high in phosphorous, vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6 and B12. They are also extremely high in protein (16%) for a fruit.
Enjoy the last secret of the Andes mountains. Our raw organic golden berries are 100% natural, no preservatives or additives. Sulfur free, no sugar added. Packed with nutrition, fall in love with the delicate aroma and an addictive tangy-sweet and sour taste of raw wild organic golden berries.
Suggested Uses: Eat 1 small handful (1 oz) per day. Add to smoothies, salads, desserts, yogurt or cereal. Use in homemade trail mixes or energy bars.
Botanical Name: Physalis peruvianus
Other Names: Cape Gooseberries, Incan Berries, Incaberries, Inca Berries
Origin: Ecuador - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Sun Dried Golden Berries are Organic and pass our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw organic Sun Dried Golden Berries packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Sun Dried Golden Berries in a cool, dark, dry place.
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