S U P E R F O O D: Gold in a berry!
Goldenberries, otherwise known as gooseberries, is an Andean super food and the perfect blend of tart and sweet. They’re high in vitamins A, C and B varieties, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids. I became obsessed with these a couple years ago when a friend gave me a hand full and said “these are REALLY good for you”. Being that my friend was a health nut, I trusted her. You can find them fresh at certain grocery stores often imported from Colombia. In the dried form they are sold at many health food stores across the city and Whole Foods. I like to mix them with cashews for a trail mix like snack. To leave you with an interesting fact, in each Andean country they have a different name, in Colombia they are called uchuva, Ecuador uvilla and Peru aguaymanto. Much like a tomatillo they grow in a leaf blanket, waiting to be unwrapped!