Navitas Naturals Goldenberries are handpicked at small family farms in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. They’re a tasty source of vital nutrients including beta-carotene, protein, bioflavonoids, and vitamin A. These chewy superfruits are a healthy snack, and their sweet & tart flavor gives a delicious boost to salads, yogurts, oatmeal, cookies and desserts.
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Goldenberries have been cultivated for thousands of years beginning in the Incan Empire. Also known as "Incan Berries" or "Cape Gooseberries", these warm-climate fruits are handpicked and sun-dried. Their chewiness and robust sweet and tart flavor make them popular with everyone from gourmet chefs to children.
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- Trail Mix, Granola
Product of Columbia
Navitas Naturals Goldenberries are grown on small-scale family farms in the lush central region of Colombia. Healthy soils fed by ample rainfall give life to hardy goldenberry bushes that grow like vines with heart-shaped leaves. The fresh fruit has an appearance similar to a yellow cherry tomato, which is delicately cradled in a paper husk resembling a Chinese lantern.
Only the finest vine-ripened berries are selected for harvest and then low temperature dried to create a soft chewy texture that helps highlight the berry’s natural tartness. Our pure dried goldenberries are certified organic, kosher, vegan and raw.
- Chewy Texture
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Vitamin A
- Beta Carotene
- Vitamin C
- Iron, Fiber
Carotene and Bioflavonoids
Goldenberries contain a high amount of carotene and bioflavonoids, along with vitamins A and C. The berries also provide a healthy dose of dietary fiber, pectin, protein and phosphorous. It's unusual to find significant quantities of protein in a berry, and that makes the goldenberry an ideal snack for children.
Carotene and Bioflavonoids
Traditional and folk healing systems throughout the world have recognized the many medicinal properties attributed to this sweet and tart berry. Goldenberries contain carotene, bioflavanoids, vitamins A and C as well as potassium.
The cultivation of goldenberries is a sustainable choice that is beneficial for the environment as well as for the people that grow the plant. Goldenberries are a reliable alternative for the replacement of cash crops that deplete soils. Our goldenberries come from plants that thrive among other crops on well-managed organic farms.
Goldenberries are a healthy food, not a miracle drug. These statements herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
Sweet Sour Satisfaction
Ancient Native American cultures ate fresh and boiled goldenberries. When the berries were discovered in abundance, the fruits were pounded and shaped into patties that were dried. The tangy tartness of the goldenberry makes it an especially delicious treat all by itself or mixed in with trail mixes, nuts, popcorn or other snack foods. The dried berries are also a tasty addition to salads, yogurts and oatmeal. We also recommend mixing whole or chopped goldenberries into cookies, smoothies, and raw or cooked desserts.
Goldenberries: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are Goldenberries the same thing as Cape Gooseberries?
A: Yes, Goldenberries have many different names. Cape Gooseberry is one of them. They might also be referred to as Pichuberry, Inca Berry, Physalis, or Chinese Lanterns, and/or Ground Cherries.
Q: Are Goldenberries part of the nightshade family?
A: Yes. Contrary to the name Golden “berry”, this superfruit is actually not a berry. It is part of the nightshade family, as are Goji Berries, tomatoes, eggplants, and tomatillo.