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Goldenberry: The Peruvian superfood

Goldenberry: The Peruvian superfood

Considered a true superfood for its high concentration of antioxidants and other nutrients, the aguaymanto has become increasingly important in a balanced diet as it promotes the proper functioning of the body and supports a healthy immune response.

Due to its large amount of antioxidants, aguaymanto, a 100% Peruvian fruit, aids reduce cellular aging, but also fights high blood pressure, stress, anxiety and promotes healthy blood glucose levels, which makes it a safe superfood for people with diabetes.

Originally from the Peruvian Andes (its scientific name is Physalis peruviana) and cultivated since ancient times, the “aguaymanto” is a berry that has a bittersweet flavor and captivating aroma that complement its striking golden-yellow color that delights everyone.

The aguaymanto is a wonder that nature offers us. It is a fruit that provides numerous health benefits, so it is advisable to consume it regularly.

The Golden Berry is considered one of the best fruits produced in Peru. It is within the group of so-called superfruits for having nutritional qualities that strengthen the human body. It is orange in color, small in size and has high levels of vitamin A, B and C, protein and phosphorus, which make it a good food option.

Benefits

Golden berries have many health benefits to offer. They are rich in carotenoids, which are antioxidants that promote slowing down or prevent damage to your cells. They can also strengthen the cardiovascular system.

The high concentration of vitamin C present in these berries can support the reduction of certain respiratory conditions, such as asthma and sinusitis, while the antioxidant qualities can promote slow aging, red blood cell production, and facilitate wound healing. Likewise, they also correct cardiovascular function and are a natural tranquilizer.

The goldenberry can work as a stress reliever and provides support to stabilize the blood glucose level, making it safe to be consumed by people with diabetes. Besides, it can also promote good digestion due to its high fiber content.

May boost Immunity. There are studies in human cells that confirm that golden berries can help regulate the immune system as a result of their high content of polyphenol, which blocks the release of certain inflammatory immune markers.

 How can I add it to my diet?

  • Make a fruit salad with golden berries.
  • Make your own golden berry granola bars.
  • Whip up a golden berry salsa.
  • Enjoy barbecued chicken with golden berry sauce.
  • Bake golden berry and raspberry muffins.

The versatility of golden berries allows you to consume them raw, in pure nectar or combined with other fruit juices, ice cream, yogurt, jams, syrup, desserts, and more! 

If you would like to add this wonder of the Peruvian Andes to your diet, do not hesitate to try it. You will see that your health will improve and you’ll want to have them as snacks. Enjoy them as a topping for your bowls and use them in some favorite culinary dishes or baked goods as well. Our golden berries come from their native Peru!

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