Golden Berries

Short Description

Our Golden berries are grown at high altitudes on lush hills throughout Cajamarca, Peru. Each berry is grown, hand picked and dried by local family farmers. Locally known as the “Inca Berry,” this tart and chewy superfruit makes for a highly nutritious snack.

Process

Golden berries are native to South America’s high altitudes and have been carefully grown by families for generations. While the berry grows, it is enclosed in a husk that protects it from the outside environment. The husk starts out dark green in color and as it ripens turns to a golden shade of yellow, this process can take up to four months to complete.

When the berries are ripe, they are picked by hand, peeled from the calyx and sent to be washed. Since, the golden berry is so well protected by the husk, the fruit needs minimal washing before being laid out to dry. In small batches, the berries are dehydrated at super low temperatures (under 113 degrees), just enough to remove excess moisture and preserve the natural flavor and nutritional content. The final result is sweet, tart and chewy berry.

Use

Golden berries are slightly sweet and tart, can be used in recipes, baked goods or eaten by themselves for a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.

Source

Peru borders Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, the Pacific Ocean and covers almost half a million square miles of western South America. The climate can range from arid on the coastal regions to tropical in the Amazon and is home to over 21,00 species of plants and animals, making Peru extremely biodiverse.

Cajamarca, PeCajamarca, Peru

VarietyPhysalis peruviana
OriginCajamarca, Peru

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories336.03
Calories from Fat3.92
Total Fat0.47g
Saturated Fat0.24g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium433mg
Potassium1821mg
Total Carbohydrate77.14g
Dietary Fiber21.82g
Total Sugars25.92g
Protein5.81g
Vitamin A720IU
Vitamin C7.4mg
Calcium35.53mg
Iron2.3mg