Navitas Naturals - Golden Berries (Gooseberries) Certified Organic - 4 oz. (113g)
Navitas Naturals Golden Berries (also known as Gooseberries or Incan berries) have been enjoyed for their health properties in South American cultures for thousands of years, and with their unique sweet and tart taste, these berries are not to be forgotten any time soon. Nature's version of a "Lemonhead" candy, Navitas Naturals Goldenberries make a delicious snack that is nutritionally packed with anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids, vitamins A and C, and protein. Eat this exotic raisin straight out of the bag, or give a recipe that calls for dried fruit a new, zestful boost.
Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals Goldenberries are grown in beautiful Columbia on the small Goldenberries shrub. Only the finest vine-ripened berries are selected for harvest, where they are naturally sun-dried to a moisture level of approximately 15%, to retain a soft and chewy texture. Our 100% pure Goldenberries are certified organic, kosher, vegan, and raw, and do not contain any added sugar or preservatives.
- Vitamin A
- Dietary Fiber
Goldenberries (gohl-duhn-ber-ee) a fruit of the herbaceous perennial Chinese lantern Physalis peruviana, P pubesscens, or P. edulis, resembling a small yellow/orange cherry with a pulpy pericarp in which the seeds are embedded.
Originally cultivated thousands of years ago in the Incan Empire, these dried berries have enjoyed a huge resurgence of popularity in markets around the world, due to their unique taste and remarkable health benefits. Also known as "Incan Berries" or "Cape Gooseberries," Goldenberries grow in warm climates on a type of small but resilient bush, where natural paper hulks resembling Chinese lanterns delicately cradle the small golden fruit on the inside. Once harvested, the berries are sun-dried, developing a robust and complex citrus-like flavor that is appreciated by everyone from gourmet chefs to children.
The Power of Goldenberries
Not your average dried fruit, flavor-packed Goldenberries also boast an excellent nutritional profile. The fruit is best noted for its high amounts of carotene and bioflavonoids (vitamin P) -- nutrients which studies have shown to produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity (among many other benefits). Goldenberries are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and contain a good amount of dietary fiber and pectin. Unlike most fruits, Goldenberries also contain protein and phosphorous.
Sweet N' Sour Satisfaction
With the sweetness of a raisin, the zing of a tart citrus zest, and a taste that is all around "golden," Navitas Naturals Goldenberries are an incredible culinary experience. Fantastic eaten straight out of the bag, Goldenberries inherent complex flavor also makes them an excellent pairing food for artisan edibles such as chocolate or wine. Alternately, this fruit makes a special addition to desserts, muffins and baked goods, trail mixes, jams, and all the recipes of your imagination!
Recipe - Berry Oat Cookies
- 1/3 cup Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup
- 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals Yacon Powder
- 1/2 cup Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar
- 1/2 cup Navitas Naturals Goldenberries, Goji Berries or Mulberries
- 1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Pomegranate Powder
- 1/2 cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs (optional)
- 1 cup Navitas Naturals Cashews chopped (optional)
- 1 cup Navitas Naturals Coconut Oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups oats (soak in water or milk)
- 1 cup soy milk or water
- 3/4 cup navitas naturals yacon powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl and the wet into another, then stir the wet into the dry. Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil. Scoop dollops of the batter onto sheet and press them flat. Bake for 10-12 mins.
About Navitas Naturals
The “Navitas” in their name is the Latin word for energy. And like their name implies, Navitas mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world’s most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.
They specialize in organic and wild-crafted functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Navitas premium quality “superfoods” are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Navitas company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They source their premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of their mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and their support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.
As Navitas partnerships evolve, they will continue to introduce more intriguing functional food products - helping you meet your nutritional needs deliciously, naturally, and simply. You can learn more about us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Click on thescertified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.