More nutritionally powerful and less expensive than other superfoods like goji and acai, you can find Inca berries at any natural foods store or online. They do have a strong flavor, tart and even a little bitter, but you know I like bitter. Let's take a closer look at the why and how of adding Inca berries to your diet:
- They are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing 3,000IU per 100 grams.
- These tart gems are a source of B-complex vitamins including B-12, making these a great choice for vegans who might have a hard time getting enough without supplements.
- High in fiber, just a handful of them will give you a quarter of your recommended intake for the day.
- Awesome antioxidants - Inca berries have a higher ORAC value than broccoli, pomegranate juice and goji berries.
- Flavor - Inca berries are unlike any other dried fruit but are reminiscent of apricots and cranberries for the tartness, with their seediness giving them the texture of figs.
How To Use Inca Berries
- Add them to trail mix
- Stir into yogurt
- Use in place of raisins in muffins, scones or fruit cakes
- Toss with couscous for a Moroccan flavor
- Make a pilaf with quinoa and some chopped walnuts
- Soak and chop the berries and add to your favorite salsa recipe
- Rehydrate in apple juice and blend to make a jam
Do you include superfoods like Inca berries, goji and acai in your diet? Let me know in the comments below!