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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.

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in the superfood series

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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

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Other Sources:

(2)  http://www.incaberry.com.au/

(3) http://www.1800remedies.com/inca-berries/

 

 

About Tamara Hoerner (1003 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

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