These golden berries have many names in English, but you may recognize them as Physalis or Alkekengy. The tangy and delicious berry that you find in many tropical fruit dishes is also called Inca Berry or Golden Berry and its Latin name is Physalis Peruviana L.
The berries were early on being grown and cultivated by the Inca Indians for their nutritional properties, but they are also found in many parts of the tropics, including the Amazon. The berries grow on a plant that is about 1 meter high and produces yellow-orange fruit that is covered with small, thin leaves. If you like small, healthy fruits and berries then the Inca Berries makes the perfect tongue tantalizing option. The tart berry is about the size of a cherry tomato.
Inca berries contain Vitamin C, Fiber, Phosphorus, and Potassium. They also contain flavonoids and carotenoids. Inca berries are delicious eaten right out of the bag; a handful a day as they are, or add them to salads desserts, cocktails and smoothies.
Superfruit’s Inca Berries are organically grown and certified. The berries come from Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.