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Superfoods Spotlight: Gorgeous Goldenberries

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Goldenberries, in their dried form, look a lot like a raisin, only yellow or pink in hue. For centuries, these superfoods have been cultivated in South America. Goldenberries carry a sweet and sour flavor, and a handful makes for a perfect mid-day snack. But they are worth more than their taste: goldenberries are superfoods because they're packed with antioxidants and boast a nutritional profile that can help you maintain a healthy weight, fight disease and improve your skin. 

Goldenberries are a great source of beta-carotene and bioflavonoids, vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, pectin, protein and phosophorus. These are impressive attributes for a berry, and they bring with them a slew of health benefits reserved only for superfoods. 

One ounce of goldenberries contains 45 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. Paying attention to your vitamin A intake could improve your health significantly. Vitamin A is the backbone of healthy skin, eyes, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membrances.

Beta-carotene, which is a carotenoid found in superfoods, is a powerful antioxidant that protects against cell damage and aging. It has also been linked to a reduced risk of cancer if consumed in its natural form. 

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Goldenberries contain 2 grams of protein per ounce, which helps to keep you fuller for longer and deems the dried fruit more than just a sugar kick. Each ounce also supports 12 percent of your daily intake of dietary fiber -- a boost we could all use!

To enjoy goldenberries, add them to homemade trail mix or use them as a topping for a superfood salad. Pressed for time? Don't worry, goldenberries are just as glorious in their simplicity, eaten raw by the handful. However you get them in, your body is sure to thank you!

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