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?!
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