WHAT IS MYSUPERFOOD?
We don't just want to look good, we also want to feel good all around! This includes healthy, wholesome nutrition!
Mysuperfood is a Swiss family business for which fair trade comes first. On a trip through Chile, Bolivia and Peru, the founders noticed the variety of healthy and traditional, natural South American foods. These enable the locals to have a healthy and balanced diet despite their poverty.
Some of these vegan “superfoods” were brought home from the trip and tasted in the family in a self-experiment: The delicious smoothies and mueslis were convincing and the idea for the online shop was born.
The logo of Mysuperfood is not only a golden llama, but also a symbol of an animal that can live in extreme climatic conditions and is very adaptable (thanks to the healthy and nutritious South American food).
The Mysuperfood team really thinks about it and only buys directly from the producer in Peru. These are all certified organic and follow the EU guidelines.
All products in the webshop are 100% natural and have no unhealthy additives.
DO SOMETHING GOOD WITH EVERY PURCHASE
Whoever orders in the Mysuperfood.ch webshop takes part in the company's charitable campaigns in Peru: with each package sold, the team collects and donates part of the income to children in need.
Mysuperfood supports the work of social institutions such as the Erlenhof workshop for handicapped people (the products are packed there) and the Solvita Foundation (it handles the shipping).
After sniffing around the website, we were curious and really wanted to test the Mysuperfood products!
We decided on the Inca Berries, Cañihua Seeds and the Lucuma Powder.
PHYSALIS (Inca Berries)
We had eaten physialis before, but only as fresh fruit.
When dried they are wonderfully sweet and sour with a slight "crunch". They are best used in muesli, yoghurt or as a snack between meals.
The berry has numerous names: Inka berry, Andean berry, Cape gooseberry, golden berry, Jewish cherry or lantern flower. Physalis has its origin in South America and from there conquered the world. With their exotic appearance, they can often be found in the kitchens of hip, trendy restaurants and trendy bars.
The health benefits of physalis were already recognized by the Incas and they were the first people to cultivate the originally only wild plant. Physalis contain the valuable vitamins A and C and are rich in phosphorus and iron.
The berries are picked by hand in Peru and then dried very gently.
These seeds were not yet known to us and we were very curious what was behind them!
The Cañihua seeds are an extremely healthy and protein-rich food and the rather unknown sister of quinoa: The Cañihua seeds are much smaller and are characterized by a significantly higher protein content. Cañihua seeds are rich in folic acid, magnesium, zinc and valuable fiber. Due to the many nutrients, Canihua is particularly popular with pregnant women, allergy sufferers (it is gluten-free), vegans and everyone who likes to eat healthy.
They are very "crunchy", the taste is pleasantly chocolaty and nutty. You can sprinkle the uncooked seeds over dishes such as smoothies, salads and baked goods.
The seeds are grown and carefully processed at an altitude of over 4,000 meters in the Altiplano of Peru.
Unfortunately, we have to admit that we had never heard of Lucuma Powder before! That's why we had to try it right away!
Lucuma is a yellow, pleasantly sweet fruit that grows in the South American Andes. Depending on how you feel, its taste varies between vanilla and mango with a hint of a fine maple syrup aroma
Also called "Gold of the Incas", the Lucuma powder contains valuable ingredients and has a natural sweetness: it is therefore the perfect, healthy sugar substitute!
Diabetics appreciate Lucuma powder because of its low glycemic value. The powder is rich in antioxidants, vitamins B1, B2 and C and contains valuable minerals such as phosphorus and calcium. Lucuma powder tastes pleasantly sweet and is ideal for use in smoothies, muesli and baked goods.
It is grown organically by small farming families in Peru at an altitude of 2,400 to 3,100m.
We are not only impressed by the quality of the superfoods, but also by the colorful packaging design. All three products were delivered in resealable bags, without additional packaging, for the sake of the environment!
Mysuperfood is definitely a brand that will now find its way into our kitchen! The website also has great recipes on how to prepare the exotic superfoods from South America in a tasty and easy way! Thumbs up!!!