Superfood: Inca Berries

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Inca berries, also known as cape gooseberries, ground cherries or husk cherries, were originally grown in South America and are now known for their powerhouse of nutrition, making them a great superfood to add to your nutritional regime.

Nutritional Content

What makes Inca berries a superfood is their high Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12, iron, niacin and phosphorus content.  They are also high in protein, which makes it a great vegan protein source.   Inca berries have a higher fiber content than that found in apricots and and even prunes.  Moreover, they are a great source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

How to Use

Inca berries are great for smoothies, in trail mixes or as is.   Due to their low calorie content, yet high fiber content, they are perfect for those wanting to get their daily dose of nutrients without the increase in calories consumed.  

Where to Buy

Inca berries are gaining more popularity in the health food world.  You can find them at most health food stores or even online, such as Amazon.  
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