Due to its high concentration of antioxidants and other nutrients, cape gooseberries are considered a true superfood and are becoming increasingly important in a balanced diet to optimize the normal functioning of the body and, above all, the successful fight of the immune system against diseases. . The aguaymanto is native to the Peruvian Andes (scientific name Physalis peruviana), it has been cultivated since ancient times, it is bittersweet, has an enchanting aroma and has a fascinating golden yellow color.
Golden berries contain vitamins A, B, and C, powerful antioxidants that are added to minerals like calcium, iron, and phosphorus that work together to strengthen the immune system. Its high concentration of vitamin C helps treat asthma, sinusitis and other respiratory ailments. Golden currant antioxidant properties for anti-aging, promote wound healing and increase red blood cell production. In addition, they correct the manifestations of cardiovascular function and act as natural tranquilizers. Another health benefit that golden berries contain is stress relief, which is crucial to deal with the covid-19 pandemic, and can stabilize blood glucose levels, so diabetics can consume them. In addition, it contains fiber that speeds up digestion and helps prevent stomach, colon and intestinal cancer. Production area The golden currant is cultivated mainly in the regions of Ancash, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huánuco and Junín. Likewise, it has a growing export potential to markets such as the United States, Europe and Asia, where it is known as the "golden berry" or Peruvian aguaymanto.