Golden berry it not a true berry. It’s in the tomato family, and closely related to the ground tomato. Tomatoes are nightshades, a large group of plants that also includes potatoes, eggplants, and golden berries. Golden berries look like small yellow tomatoes. Now golden berries are making their way in to health food stores as the newest super food.
These beautiful little fruits are native to the Andes of South America where they grow profusely. They especially like to trail among rows of native corn where little children pick them to supplement family nutrition. When ripe, the outer shell is discarded and only the bright yellow-orange fruit is eaten. They taste moderately sweet, with a slight citrusy tang.
Low in Calories
Golden berries only have about 53 calories per 100 grams, the amount of a typical serving. They contain vitamins A, C, E, K1, B1, B2, and B3, as well as fatty acids and phytosterols. Trace amounts of calcium and iron, plus other minerals, are also found in golden berries.
High in Antioxidants
This unique fruit has specialised antioxidants including polyphenols and carotenoids, qualifying it as a super food useful for their anti-inflammatory and other healing qualities. Research has found use of golden berry extract in cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. The berries also have liver and kidney protective properties.
10 Healing Properties of Golden Berries
A New Super Food
Golden berries with their high antioxidant value and low sugar content can play a role in low calorie and diabetic diets and products. Their nutrient value adds benefits to salads, yogurt, and cooked dishes.
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