As the name suggests, Incan berries are indigenous to South America. They are also referred to as golden berries and contain around 16% protein, as well as vitamins A and C. The berries contain pectin, which can keep digestion regular and maintain healthy cholesterol and glucose levels.
Incan berries are often sold dried, and look similar to raisins, but lack their sweetness. “With all the protein, these berries are a great snack for endurance,” says David Wolfe, nutritionist and author of The Sunfood Diet Success System. “It’s not very sweet for a fruit, and it has great flavor that’s not overly sugary. It has an almost smoked tobacco note in it. I think it’s that deep, rich earthy taste that people love.”