Superfood from Peru

Superfood from Peru

Peru is a country where biodiversity is paramount. With a very diverse climate, it can offer many delicious healthy fruits and vegetables: asparagus, mango, avocado, pomegranates or blueberries. The South American country has the soil where the superfoods family grows. You can find them on the coast, in the mountains or in the jungle.

All these delicious products were already consumed by the Incas and are known for their enormous nutritional value. Perhaps that is why the worldwide demand for these products is increasing every year. Especially spring is known for its beautiful supply of fruit. Below is an overview of the exotics that Special Fruit currently offers from that region:

As from week 9, the Wonderful variety of pomegranate starts the season, typical for its deliciously sweet flavour and attractive red colour. They have a very stable, beautiful quality that keeps for a long time. Above all, they are very healthy, high in fibre, anti-inflammatory and good for your skin.  You can do many things with the seeds from the pomegranate. Use them in a smoothie, to pimp your cocktail, as a refreshing ingredient in a salad, as a healthy snack in between meals, ..... In short, you can never go wrong.

In season are the mangoes from Peru, mainly the Kent variety. The Kent mango is oval shaped with a predominantly green/yellow background colour and sometimes with a red blush. The attractive orange flesh is fibre-free with a firm texture and is generally very sweet and juicy, with a mild flavour. Mangoes are also super healthy due to the fibre and many vitamins they contain.
 
In Peru, both white and green asparagus are grown throughout the year. They are therefore the perfect complement to the Belgian season which is very short. Especially in Western countries, this vegetable is a favourite in many dishes. Asparagus are good for your immune system, they are full of antioxidants. They are also a tasty addition to your diet, as they are very low in calories.
 
You see, Peru has so much more to offer than the Inca culture and Machu Picchu. It is a country of delicious and healthy delicacies.