The new superfoods: what’s trending for 2016
We recently found a great article on the new superfoods via the Buro247 Blog.
What do you know Teff is included.
Read below to find out about Teff and the other new superfoods that will be making appearances in 2016.
Teff is a gluten-free grain usually ground into a flour. It has more protein than wheat, along with calcium, iron and fibre. It’s perfect for thickening stews or soups and making polenta dishes.
Lucuma (pronounced LU-CU-MA)
This fruit, native to the Andean valleys of Peru, was used as a central ingredient in traditional Incan food. Known as the ‘Gold of the Incas,’ it has a natural mellow sweetness and is rich in antioxidants. It’s also thought to be beneficial for supporting cardiovascular and skin health. To kickstart your day, add a few slices to your morning smoothie or for dessert add a scoop to your organic yoghurt or ice-cream.
Gubinge (pronounced GUB-IN)
From our own backyard, this indigenous Australian pear grows in remote areas across The Kimberley and is one of the most sought-after superfoods currently claiming our shelf space. The tangy fruit has been a traditional healing remedy for thousands of years and can be beneficial for our immune system due to its high vitamin C content. Gubinge can be eaten raw, however as the taste can be bitter it’s more commonly added to smoothies or cereals.
Sacha Inchi (pronounced SA-CHA IN-CHI)
This delicious Incan snack is grown in the highlands of the Peruvian rainforest and was used as a food source for several thousands of years. The nut-like seeds are rich in omega-3 acids and proteins, which we normally find in fish and are essential for our health as our bodies can’t naturally produce them. I like IsoWhey Wholefoods Sacha Inchi seeds – they’re lightly roasted to give a crunchy nutty flavour, so you can munch on them by themselves, sprinkle onto salads or add them to a trail mix.
Baobab (pronounced BEY-OH-BAB)
]In the barren regions of Africa where the Baobab tree grows, the tree’s water is a valuable resource – it’s locally known as the ‘tree of life’. Rightfully so – the green fruit is said to have excellent nutritional and probiotic qualities and is used as a soluble fibre to stimulate the gut. A few scoops of this flavourful superfood are a perfect addition to make almost any muffin or cookie recipe a little healthier.
Blog by: buro247
Article written by: GoodnessMe Box founder Peta Shulman
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