Old fave: Raisins, New fave: Goldenberries
Why goldenberries are so great:
While raisins are a good source of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, chewy goldenberries will help you load up on vitamin A, which can bolster the health of your eyes, immune system, bones and skin. And preliminary research suggests they are a source of withanolides, steroid-like substances believed to have anti-cancer activity. Orange-tinged goldenberries, also known as Incan berries or Cape gooseberries, have a sweet and tart citrusy flavour. Native to South America, most goldenberries destined for North America are dried for transportation and storage purposes; they resemble a raisin in texture and shape. Look for dried goldenberries that are not sweetened with additional sugars.
How to enjoy them:
Grab a handful straight out of the package, or toss them into oatmeal, yogurt, trail mix, salads and baked goods. Brighten up smoothies by softening dried goldenberries in water and blending them with the other ingredients.
Where to find them:
Health food stores and some well-stocked bulk sections of grocery stores.