Navitas Naturals - Organic Golden Berry Powder - 3 oz. (85g)
To create Navitas Naturals Organic Golden Berry Powder, fresh goldenberries are freeze-dried and milled into a fine powder at low temperatures to preserve the nutrients and tangy flavor. The powder is a delicious source of beta carotene, bioflavonoids, vitamin A and protein. Goldenberries have been enjoyed by South American cultures for thousands of years, including the Incan empire.
Goldenberries have been cultivated for thousands of years beginning in the Incan Empire. Also known as "Incan Berries" or "Cape Gooseberries", these warm-climate fruits are handpicked and sun-dried. Goldenberries, and this freeze-dried powder made from them, are a tart and tasty source of key nutrients including beta carotene, bioflavonoids, vitamin A and protein.
Product of Colombia
The goldenberry farmers that we partner with in Colombia cultivate organic crops on the side of lush rolling hills near the equator at about 8,500 feet elevation in the Andes Mountains. In May 2012, our CEO and founder, Zach Adelman, visited the association of farmers to discuss new initiatives to boost their organic businesses. This unique Goldenberry Powder is the exciting result of that meeting.
Carotene and Bioflavonoids
Navitas Naturals Goldenberry Powder is a plentiful source of key nutrients including vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and bioflavonoids. It also contains an abundance of protein, dietary fiber and phytonutrients. Traditional and folk healing systems throughout the world have recognized the many medicinal properties attributed to this sweet and tart berry. Due to its high level of bioflavonoids, the goldenberry is an excellent addition to your diet if you're looking to boost your intake of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich foods. Decreasing inflammation can help reduce the risk of certain types of illnesses including hypertension, heart disease and arthritis, and antioxidants have been shown to protect cells from free-radical damage that can lead to certain types of cancer. The cultivation of goldenberries is a sustainable choice that is beneficial for the environment as well as for the people that grow the plant. Goldenberries are a reliable alternative for the replacement of cash crops that deplete soils. Our goldenberries come from plants that thrive among other crops on well-managed organic farms. Goldenberry Powder is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
Sweet Sour Satisfaction
Ancient Native American cultures ate fresh and boiled goldenberries. When the berries were discovered in abundance, the fruits were pounded and shaped into patties that were dried. Navitas Naturals Goldenberry Powder has an orange-golden color, and a robust tangy flavor that is ideal for blending into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, drinks and desserts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a superfood?
The Oxford English Dictionary includes citations for "superfood" as far back as World War I, in the context of "a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being."
Below, is their definition.
A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high content of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are essential to health, wellness and feeling great. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients and a low amount of calories. To protect the ‘super’ quality and nutrient integrity, a superfood must be certified organic and minimally processed.
Are their products raw?
They work closely with their suppliers to ensure the lowest temperature processing for their premium superfoods. Almost all of their products are considered "raw" meaning they are low temperature processed under 115F degrees to retain as many nutrients as possible. Exceptions include: Acai (flash pasteurized), Gelatinized Maca (heated over 115 degrees F), Coconut Palm Sugar (boiled), and Yacon Syrup (flash pasteurized). There are no third party "raw" certification agencies at this time.
Are their products gmo-free?
Navitas Naturals products are Non-GMO Project Verified! That means they’ve met the rigorous standards of the Non-GMO Project- an independent non-profit reviewer that ensures products are made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Are their products kosher certified?
Most of their products are certified kosher through Earth Kosher.
Are their products gluten-free?
Yes their entire line is gluten and wheat free & their Power Snack line is Gluten Free Certified.
Are their products nut-free?
Their products are packaged in a facility that also handles tree nuts (cashews only).
Do their products contain sulfites?
No. Navitas Naturals products do not contain sulfites.
What is the shelf life of their superfoods?
Most of their products have an 18 month shelf life. The ‘Best Buy” stamp on the back of the bag can be read: Month/Day/Year”. Their Power Snacks have a 12 month expiry date.
How should superfoods be stored?
Refrigeration is not required for most of their products. They recommend that you store superfoods in a cool, dark, dry place. Hemp Seeds and Acai Powder should be refrigerated after opening.
Are their products safe to consume if they are past their expiration date?
Their products are dried or freeze-dried but the potency and flavor decreases over time so they don't recommed using past their expiration date.
Is their packaging recyclable?
Yes. All of their bags are LDPE #4 recyclable plastic.
What is in the pouch that comes inside some of their bags?
Some of their products contain pouches that are oxygen or moisture absorbers which are used to maintain freshness. These are non-hazardous substances that will not harm the body if consumed accidentally. They use 1/3 gram chelated carbon to absorb oxygen, and silica gel to absorb moisture
Navitas Naturals - The Superfood Company
The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Since 2003, health-conscious people have been choosing their organic superfoods because they’re a diverse whole- food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, minerals, vitamins and other key nutrients.
All of their products are certified organic and use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor. Organic is important for ensuring the integrity of their foods that people eat, and for protecting the environment and the health of farmers.
Quality & Food Safety
Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, and that is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Their facility and processing systems are certified organic, and are also certified under GMP and HACCP - important voluntary programs for ensuring food safety and quality. They also nurture their supplier relationships because they are critical towards achieving and maintaining high quality products.
Their products are Non-GMO Project Verified. That means they’ve met the rigorous standards of the Non-GMO Project - an independent non-profit reviewer that ensures products are made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Sustainable Agriculture for Native Farmers
Navitas Naturals is committed to socially responsible business practices. Their direct purchasing partnerships create and expand fair trade economic opportunities for farming communities in developing regions around the world.