Health, Wellbeing, Happiness

Incaberries

I don’t know about you but I am very interested in foods that are good for us!   You hear a lot these days about ‘superfoods’ but do you really know what a superfood is?

I guess you could say that super foods are those that give you ‘more bang for your buck’ in nutritional terms.  They give you more nutrients without a lot of calories and have health-giving qualities.

I jumped at the opportunity to try some Incaberries and write a review and am lucky enough to have been sent a packet to try.  This is what they look like and how they are packaged:

Packaged Incaberries

The Incaberries are indigenous to the high altitude tropical regions of South America.  This is what they look like growing.

inca-berries growing on bush

It is a very labour intensive and extremely interesting process that takes place from the picked fruit to the dried Incaberries you see in the packet in the photograph above.  You can read all about it here:  http://www.incaberry.com.au/

Why Incaberries are good for you?

  • Incaberries are 100% organic and 100% natural.  Dried Incaberries have been grown in organic conditions and processed to maintain their organic certification.  They contain no additives or preservatives!
  • Dried Incaberries have a higher antioxidant capacity than other known superfoods such as apples, gojiberries, broccoli and pomegranate juice.
  • Dried Incaberries contain the highest amount of fibre of all the common dried fruits with 8.6g per 45g serve.  That’s just over a quarter of an adults daily recommended fibre needs in one serve.
  • Gluten free – Those who need to follow a gluten-free diet, which can often be low in fibre, can also benefit from adding high fibre dried Incaberries to their diet.
  • Dried Incaberries are a wonderful natural energy booster with a ¼ cup (45g) containing 20g of natural fruit sugars (sucrose, glucose and fructose) and around 550 kilojoules.
  • Incaberries contain soluble fibre necessary for controlling appetite and reducing cholesterol re-absorption in the intestine. They contain a wide range of nutrients including vitamin C, potassium and phosphorus and are naturally low in sodium.

So what do Incaberries taste like?

I ate a few Incaberries when I first opened the packet.  They were quite pleasant!  They taste sweet at first and are followed by a sort of sour after taste.  I don’t think they are something that I would eat from the packet like say sultanas but I do like the taste, so I decided to try them a couple of different ways.  Incaberries are a versatile berry that can be enjoyed as a snack, served on cheese platters, added to salads & breakfast cereals or mixed in with a favourite baking recipe.

I decided  to make a batch of Incaberry Scones (see here for the recipe).  They were absolutely delicious!  I had to shoo those young adult kids of mine away so that I managed to get some!  They were so yummy…I’m going to make another batch…and then probably another…and another!  You get the picture?! 😉

Incaberry Scones

Then for brekky this morning, I mixed a small handful of Incaberries in my homemade muesli (which contains: rolled oats, bran, pepita seeds, sunflower seeds, chopped pitted dates & dried currants) and served mixed through with my favourite greek natural yoghurt.  It was delicious and the incaberries provided a lovely tasty contrast to the other ingredients.  A winner!

Muesli and Yoghurt

There are so many different ways to try the Incaberries.   For loads more information (including some amazing recipes!) go to http://www.incaberry.com.au

If you’re interested in organic and natural foods that provide huge health benefits then I highly recommend you think about trying some Incaberries!

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Disclaimer:  I was gifted one packet of Incaberries for the purposes of trying and then writing a review.  No payment was received.

Linking up today with Essentially Jess for #IBOT

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and ‘The Wednesday Review‘ over at Salz Dummy Spit

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16 replies »

  1. mmmmm those scones look delicious!! i will try anything if it’s in a scone! 🙂 Ha ha! On a serious note, I had *heard* of incaberries, but I’ve not yet tried them. You might have just given me motivation to! Ta! -Aroha (#teamIBOT)

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    • Hi Aroha, I think I might be the same as you with regards to scones. I loooovee them! I hadn’t heard of Incaberries before this opportunity but am very impressed with their organic and natural nature and incredible nutritional value. They also taste yummy … especially in scones … and in my muesli & yoghurt mix … and I’m sure many other ways I’m yet to try!

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  2. I have never heard of them before. How interesting. Those scones look really good too. I wonder if they are kinda like a date or something like that.

    Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday review.

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    • Hi Salz, I hadn’t heard of them before either. They’re not like dates – kinda more like sultana’s but with a sour after taste (nice though!). Thanks for hosting ‘the Wednesday Review’ xo

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