If you’re anything close to normal then you will like to snack. Snacking is one of those things that can be very bad for us – especially if it’s chocolate, cheese, crisps, sweets. But it can also be good for us too, and I am always looking for nice healthy things I can be munching on between meals.
These are new – a superfood called Goldenberries – also known as dried physalis.
These dried fruits boat 166% more antioxidents than cranberries (which also make a great snack), twice as much fibre as prunes or fates, more potassium than four bananas (per 100g) and are a rich source of vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phoshorus. As a result they are good for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and a healthy immune system. Not bad.
Goldenberries come from the foothills of the South American Andes – they have been used for centuries as an antioxidant-rich folk medicine, reputed for their value in sustaining nutritional sufficiency. These particular ones are organically grown and processed in Ecuador and Colombia, cultivated on Fairtrade farmland to the highest standards and for the best return for local farmers and their communities.
And boy do they have some flavour! They are sweet and sour – starting nice and delicately on the tongue before turning sour like the sourest of sweets you have ever tasted, returning to a sweet after taste. They take a little getting used to. The first one you try will make your face scrunch up… but they get better the more you have. Totally unique to anything I have tried before. You should definitely try them.