Natural Superfoods, Some New & Some Old Favorites As Well

Acai – This natural superfood pronounced (ah-sigh-ee) grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees and looks like a purple marble or purple grape. Acaí berry has a unique tropical fruit flavor (somewhat like chocolate cherries) and provides a high level nutritional benefits. Full of potent antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and bioflavanoids.

Barley Grass – A concentrated green food rich in enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll.

Blueberries from my place
Blueberries

Blueberry – A well known superfood, full of flavor, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Recently associated with lowering bad cholesterol.

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Tasty Cheeries
Cherries

Cherry – Delicious sweet/sour red stone fruit loaded with antioxidants. Also a source of mallic acid
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Flax Seed – Rich in healthy plant proteins, and omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and lignans.

Grape Seed – A source of many fatty acids and antioxidants, including reservatrol and OPC’s which are potent and versatile antioxidants.

Goji Berry – A small red fruit with a host of nutritional benefits, including vitamins A, C, E and B. Alsogoji contains antioxidants, amino acids, essential oils and proteoglycans. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Tea – A powerful plant known for it’s many and varied catechins, vitamins and minerals, plus ECGC – an even stronger antioxidant than vitamins E and C.

Illawarra Plum – An Australia native fruit. Closely rivals pepperberry for it’s high antioxidant count. Also contains Vitamin C.

Kakadu Plum – Another Australia native fruit. Traditionally a favorite superfood used by Australian Aboriginal people . Holds the World Record for Vitamin C content. Also full of antioxidants , folic acid and iron.

Mangosteen
Mangosteen

Mangosteen – Known as the Queen of fruits. A delicious treat, full of polysaccarides, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals. Plus it contains over 40 different highly concentrated antioxidant Xanthones.


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Pepperberry – Traditionally used as a bush medicine by the Australian Aboriginal people. Reportedly the world’s strongest antioxidant food.

Pomegranate – The edible part of the pomegranate is juicy, sweet seed globules. Abundant withpomegranate
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Quandong – Another Australian bush food. Has a sweet peach taste, used in gourmet cooking. Contains vitamins, minerals, and unique oils such as Santablic Acid. Being studied by Deakin University in Australia.

Wild Rosella – More Australian bush food. A flower, used in sauces and jams. Truly rich in antioxidants, with incredibly high levels of the two most active anthocyanins.

I hope you found something new in this list. It’s interesting that each culture has it’s own bush medicine to rely upon.


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