Incan Berries..A Nutritional Treat Packed With Antioxidants And Protein!
What are Incan berries?
Otherwise known as Goldenberries, agauaymanto berries or Cape Gooseberries. In local areas they are called mullaca, uvilla and uchuva.
Fast becoming a trendy fruit similar to
they originate in South America.
Not only are they tasty (sweet and sour similar to a candy sweet), but highly nutritious too.
They are a little larger than a raisin and contain tiny chewable healthy seeds. Incan-berries definitely deserve a mention in our
good berry guide.
So, how nutritional are they?
Incan-berries are a great source of bioflavinoids as they contain vitamin P. The structure of flavonoid compounds makes them easy to donate electrons to other molecules, and thus they are usually excellent antioxidants. Benefits of bioflavonoids are...
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Need some protein? Well surprisingly, for a fruit, these berries are extremely high in protein, about 16%. This is a great snack for body-builders considering the protein content.
Phosphorous levels are high too, containing vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, and B12.
There are many ways it can be eaten, raw as a powerful nutritious snack, however they make fantastic jams. Heads up for this new wonder berry.
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