If you love tomatillos, chances are, you'll love the golden berry as well. Inca berry, Aztec berry, Cape gooseberry...it's all the same thing. Contrary to the name, the golden berry is not actually a berry. Its a member of the nightshade family similar to the tomato and eggplant, with the tomatillo being its closest relative.
The dried golden berry has a sour, tart flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is considered a superfood that is high in Vitamin A and C. It is also high in protein and a great source of bioflavonoids. In the natural medicine world, the golden berry has been used to treat asthma, rheumatism and malaria. On a more benign level, it can help with weight management and better organ function.
Level Ground Trading sells direct fair trade golden berries, which are vine-ripened and organically grown in the volcanic soil of Narino, Columbia. They are free of sulphites, additives and preservatives. They have partnered with Fruandes to ensure a sustainable income to small scale farmers.
The partners also sell pineapple sourced from the jungles of Casana, mangoes near the Magdalena River Valley, and coconut and bananas from Colombia's coastal regions. You'll be amazed at the quality of their fruit. It's how fruit should taste all the time.