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Golden Berries

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Inca berries, Peruvian ground berries, giant ground cherry, Peruvian tomatillo are just a few of the names that the yellow-orange fruit is known by. The official name is Physalis peruviana but in Peru we call them Aguaymanto.

Peruvians have been consuming Aguaymanto for thousands of years. It was one of the native fruit in the time of the Incas and was even cultivated in the sacred valley of the Incas.

The plant or bush produces round, yellow fruits, 1.50 – 2.00 cm in diameter. The fruit has a cocoon type shell made from a paper-like texture. After picking the fruits, they are sorted, washed and dehydrated to preserve the typical bittersweet flavor and the high nutrients.

General Characteristics

Product classification: Physalis peruviana l., Physalis, Golden Berry

Type: Dehydrated fruit, 100% golden berries

Style: Dehydrated 12-15%

Origin: Andean region, Huanuco, Peru

Cultivation: Conventional or Organic

Color classification: Dark orange

Product Types

Types: Dehydrated Fruit

Certification:SENASA, USDA, JAS, Fairtrade

Physical Characteristics

Color visual:Dark orange to brown

Taste: Characteristic, bitter-sweet

Odor: Characteristic

Foreign material: Absent

Defects: None

Caliber: 0.8 - 1.2 cm

Chemical Characteristics

Humidity level:Max 13%

Microbiological Parameters

Aerobic mesophilic: Max. 105 cfu

Yeast: Max. 250 cfu

Mold: Max. 250 cfu

E. coli: Absent

Staphylococcus Aureus: Absent

Salmonella SP (25g): Absent

Nutrition Facts (100g POR)

Energy: 53 kcal. / kJ 222 of which

Carbohydrate: 40.7 (170 kJ)
Fat: 5.9 (24.7 kJ)
Protein: 6.4 (26.8 kJ)

Protein: 2 g

Fat: 0.7 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Carbohydrates: 11.1 g (Dietary fiber 3.5 g)

Sodium: < 0.1 g

Vitamins: Vitamin A: 720 IU
Vitamin C: 11.0 mg
Thiamin: 0.1 mg
Niacin: 2.8 mg

Minerals:Calcium: 9.1 mg
Phosphorus: 41.2 mg
Iron: 1.0 mg


Order Specifications

Packaging/Presentation: 10 Kg plastic bags

Shipping: FOB, CIF on request

Minimum order: 1000 Kg

Delivery detail: FIFO

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Organic Dry Golden Berries - 4mul8 Organ

    Prices per KG for 2019

Dehydrated Golden Berries:   USD 13.35 / KG

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