Golden berry (uvilla fruit) originally found in Peru and Ecuador
Peruvian golden berry exports nearly doubled year-on-year in the months through September, with the exotic fruit reaching a total of 35 markets.
Eating golden berries is nearly as good as taking a multivitamin – maybe even better. One serving of dried golden berries provides an astonishing 45% of your daily value of vitamin A, as well as vitamins C, B1, B2, and B6. The same single serving includes a 6% daily serving of iron.
Golden berries go by a raft of names including physalis, aguaymanto, Cape gooseberries. Because of their sweet/ tart flavor, they go exceptionally well with chocolate. In the following video, we taste test golden berry chocolate by República del Cacao, a premium chocolate maker in Ecuador.
Sierra y Selva Exportadora highlighted the Andean country exported the fruit in its fresh form, as well as a dried product, organic pulp, in a candy bar, and organic marmalade.
As part of the Peruvian National Berry Program, the organization has been providing technical assistance and advice to growers in nine regions – Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Huánuco, Áncash, Lima, Junín, Arequipa, Cusco and Moquegua.
Through courses, workshops and field visits, information was given to the producers regarding agronomic management and certification