About the Golden Berry, also known as Physalis
The golden berry is native to the tropical regions of Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador where they grow wild. Dried berries such as physalis or golden berry is a unique source of bioflavonoids, dietary fiber, phosphorus, and vitamin C. They are also a rich source of beta carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the stomach, aiding in eye health. Good For You Foods dried golden berry is exceptionally high in protein for a fruit, making them a wholesome superfood snack. With their delicious, tart flavor, golden berries are excellent in salads and yogurts.
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In the fertile llanos of Colombia, small-scale farming families cultivate golden berries: the small, caped cousins of the tomatillo (the “cape” is actually a heart-shaped calyx that grows around the immature berry). To preserve golden berries’ unique array of micronutrients, we dry them at low temperatures to the point of perfect chewiness.
Golden Berry Curried Millet
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups millet
- 1/4 cup SGFYF Goji berries
- 2 cups finely diced cauliflower
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 cups finely diced carrot
- 1/3 cup SGFYF Golden Berries
- 2 tsps curry powder
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- salt to taste
Warm coconut oil in a pan over medium heat, add onion and saute until golden brown. Add garlic to the pan and let cook 1 or 2 minutes. Stir in cauliflower, carrot, and smoked paprika. Let cook 3 to 5 minutes until cauliflower and carrots are soft.
Stir in the millet, curry, SGFYF Goji Berry, SGFYF Golden Berry, and water. Bring to a boil.
When water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer until millet is plump and tender. Stir in orange juice and zest.
Super Food Golden Berry Salad
- 3 beefsteak tomatoes, large, diced
- 1/2 cup diced red onion, diced
- ½ red pepper, small, diced
- Handful of SGFYF Golden Berries, chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 1 tbsp. agave
- ¼ tsp. Hawaiian red salt
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 tsp. hot red chili, small, diced
Mix together tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, peppers, and SGFYF Golden Berries in a bowl.
Combine agave, salt, and hot chili into a bowl and pour over the tomato mixture; stir gently to combine. Let this mixture rest for a minimum of ten minutes to an hour, preferably at room temperature to develop and deepen the flavor.
On individual serving plates, place the butter lettuce leaves & spoon the combined tomato mixture. Top the salad with avocado if desired
Golden Berry, Mulberry & Cacao Super Food Bowl
- 1/4 cup dry steel cut oatmeal
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp. SGFYF Hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp. SGFYF Cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup dried SGFYF Mulberries
- 1/4 cup dried SGFYF Golden Berries
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- Monk fruit to sweeten taste
Prepare the oatmeal and add in the other ingredients for your Super Food bowl, enjoy.
Simple Goji Berry, Mint and Mango Drink
- 4 cups mango juice
- 1tsp mint
- 1 handful of SGFYF Goji Berries
Mix the mango juice with the mint in the blender for 10 seconds. Pour the mixture into cups with plenty of ice and add the desired amount of SGFYF Goji Berries in each of them.