Navitas Naturals Golden Power Goldenberries Certified Organic
Goldenberries (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. Goldenberries contain carotene and bioflavonoids (vitmain P). They are an excellent source of vitamin A and good source of dietary fiber. For a fruit, they possess a high content of protein and phosphorus. Natitas Natural 100% pure Goldenberries are certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw. They do not contain any added sugar or preservatives.
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!
- Vitamin A
- Dietary Fiber
DID YOU KNOW?
Goldenberries have been grown all over the world: From the plant’s native Brazil, to far-reaching areas including Central and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, California and Hawaii. It comes as no surprise then, that the variety of names for the goldenberry is as prolific as the soil it grows upon. They are labeled “cape gooseberries” in Africa, “poha berry” in Hawaii, and have a number of folk names including “ground cherry” and “husk cherry.”