Inca Berries

It is always fun to go to markets and discover something new.

I went to Flemington markets on the weekend and stopped at the dried fruit and nut stall to get some gorgeous dried sour cherries and noticed these sun-dried Inca berries.  Never seen or heard of them before.

The stallholder was kind enough to let me try one. Wow. They have a slightly sweet, heavily sour taste. A bit like sour gummy worms (candy).

I’ve done a little ‘google’ and discovered the berries are grown at high altitude in the Andes. Like a growing number of food lately, these berries are allegedly classed as a superfood !!!

Inca berries are packed with B-group vitamins and have double the fibre than other dried fruits. They also have higher antioxidant properties than gojiberries and pomegranate. They have some medicinal properties attributed to them and are said to assist in reducing inflammation.

As yet the GI is not known.

Now I’m a little more educated … next time I go to the markets, guess what is on my shopping list?!

Check out the website for more information.


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Welcome to Soul Kitchen Blog. Sure food ultimately is fuel for the body but made with love is so much more and truly nourishes the soul. As cliche as it sounds, life really is too short to eat bad food and drink bad wine. I have a passion for cooking and a love of good food. I am committed to my quest of searching for fabulous recipes that just so happen to be gluten free. In recent years I discovered that I have intolerance to gluten and whilst its changed my eating habits somewhat, I refuse to allow it to limit my choices to eat well or make those that I cook for feel that they are missing out on anything. My mandate is simple... Feed the body and nourish the soul. I look forward to sharing my journey with you ....
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2 Responses to Inca Berries

  1. Ange says:

    How fabulous do these sound … you may have just stumbled across the new good ‘thang’ – like goji berries or coconut water. I’ll certainly be telling my friends ‘I heard it here first’ !

    Nice find.

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