Goldenberries: the Andean Superfruit
Considered the “natural multi-vitamin of the Andes”, the goldenberry (also known as the “Gooseberry” or “Inca Berry”) is a smooth berry that resembles a small, yellowish orange tomato.
The Goldenberry was cultivated by the Incan civilization as a noble plant and used for its longevity properties in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Incas are believed to have been one of the first people to cultivate the plant from its wild origins.
The fruit is sweet when ripe with a distinctly tart flavor. When dehydrated, the fruit has a wrinkly, tough exterior. The robust sweet and tart citrusy flavor, small size, and chewy consistency make goldenberries versatile for use in a wide variety of products.
Compared to other nutritious foods per serving, GOLDENBERRIES HAVE:
More POTASSIUM than bananas
More FIBER than prunes
More IRON than spinach
Improving Livelihoods for Farming Families
We have trained and support over 2,200 farming families that grow and harvest the best Goldenberries in the world from Ecuador and Colombia
After paying for all production costs, farmers retain >30% of the price we pay as net income, an unusually high amount
90% of goldenberry farmers and farm workers are women. We are changing gender norms and empowering women in Latin America through goldenberry farming by giving technical assistance and paying our farmers directly.
Our goldenberries are 100% hand-harvested, ensuring the highest quality and premium appearance.
Native to high-altitude, tropical Colombia and Ecuador where the fruits grow wild, Goldenberries have been cultivated for thousands of years, dating back to the Incan Empire, typically at an altitude of between 1,300 – 2,800 meters.