Bump up the fibre and protein in your diet with Golden berries, the tastiest Amazonian superfruit
Goldenberries (aka Inca berries or Goose berries) are native to South America, particularly the Amazon. They are fast becoming a notable super fruit and valuable addition to our diets due to their wide range of beneficial nutrients.
Golden berries are an excellent source of fibre and pectin, they actually contain nearly 25% fibre, this is much higher than most other berries and dried fruits. They also contain higher levels of protein compared to other berries. So due to these high levels of protein and fibre these tart tasting little berries are much lower in sugar compared to many dried fruits, making them a healthier dried fruit snack.
Their unique tart yet slightly sweet taste lends itself well to a wide variety of different uses , including:
- Straight out the bag as a snack
- Sprinkle over cereal or porridge
- Add to yoghurt
- Tossed through salad
- Add to trail mix
- Mix into baking – bread, muffins, slices etc
- Use to make jam
Now try this declicious raw dessert with the exotic golden berries, it is simply divine!
Rawsome Apple and Golden berry crumble with Banana Cacao ice-cream
For the pie:
8 apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup Golden Berries, soaked in water and drained
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp Celtic Sea salt
For the banana cacao ice-cream:
5 frozen bananas
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp agave
To make filling for pie, in a food processor, place 2 apples with Golden berries, cinnamon and nutmeg, process until smooth.
In a bowl place remaining chopped apples and toss with lemon juice. Pour pureed filling mixture over top, mix well. Spoon apple mixture into a med sized lasagna pan and set aside.
For crumble, in a food processor, pulse walnuts, dates, cinnamon and salt until coarsely ground. Do not over mix. Crumble the mixture over the apples with your hands and press lightly.
To make the ice-cream, process bananas until smooth (takes a while) then add honey, vanilla and cacao and pulse til combined.