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Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Inca Berries

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series


What are Inca Berries? (1, 2)

Incan berries, aka golden berries are grown in high altitudes in tropical areas of South America. This fruit, similar to a cape gooseberry, is a glossy yellow-orange color, surrounded by paper like leaves. They are an amazing source of fiber, with 8 grams per 1/4 cup! They are a rich source of potassium, phosphorus and calcium and also high in vitamins A, B, and C.

Health Benefits of Inca Berries (1, 3)

  1. Increase metabolism
  2. Promote digestion (due to the high fiber)
  3. Help control diabetes (again, partially due to the high fiber content)
  4. Clean the blood
  5. Support the prostate gland
  6. Helps improve vision
  7. Helps prevent lung cancer
  8. Boosts immunity
  9. Helps build strong bones
  10. Reduce cholesterol

Source (1)

How to use it:

They are mainly used in a dried form, similar to raisins. They can be used in jams, sauces, puddings and pies. (Or anywhere you’d use raisins!) Throw them in a trail mix or just eat them by the handful!

Where to find it:


I found them on AMAZON


Other Sources:





About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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