Inca berries (Physalis peruviana) originally growing in South America and are found in countries such as Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. For the locals, the Inca berry for centuries a traditional food product. This golden colored berry is also known as cape gooseberry, Physalis peruviana or ananasbes and is cultivated among others in South Africa, England and Turkey nowadays. The berries grow on an annual herbaceous plant that can reach 2 meters high. The Inca berry belongs to the nightshade family as the potato, tomato and eggplant and contains small seeds.
Berries are Inca after picking washed and dried.
The Inca berry fits well in a vegetarian or conscious lifestyle and thus are a tasty and easy way to provide a sensible snack the body. Another important ingredient of the Inca berry are the bioflavonoids. Research has shown that bioflavonoids increase the uptake of vitamin-C. Both are known as powerful antioxidants.
Inca Berries are sweet and sour flavor and are delicious as a snack and easy to add to a smoothie, health shake, salad, cereal or yogurt.