Superfoods

In recent years, there have been changes in the way people eat. More and more products from other countries have appeared on the shelves of organic specialty stores, delicatessens and even in local supermarkets.
 
Consumers are increasingly aware about the origin and quality of the products they eat and drink. Superfoods are naturally rich in nutrients. Their virtues and properties have a high nutritional value for the body. Their health benefits are now known and recognised.
 
Some specialists even recommend the consumption of superfoods to deal with undernutrition or nutritional imbalances!
 
Aymara Food offers a wide range of super foods from South America such as cereals, plants, berries and fruits. We are always looking for new products to add to our catalogue so that you can try them and revitalise yourself with healthy and natural products.
 
Products are dehydrated immediately after being harvested and the raw products dried to preserve the natural characteristics of fresh products and maintain all their nutritional and organoleptic properties.
 
Low dehydration temperatures and very dry air combined with low atmospheric pressure produce dehydrated food of a unique and exceptional quality.

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3% dehydrated camu camu powder

Aymara Food Organic Camu Camu

The camu camu is a tree that measures between 3 and 4 meters high and grows mainly in the Amazonian rainforest, near rivers. Camu camu is a small berry type fruit that is 4cm in diameter, red-orange in colour and has a tangy taste.

Camu camu was used in many ways by the indigenous people of the Amazon: as an anti-inflammatory in traditional medicine or as a substitute for lemon in cooking.

Naturally rich in vitamin C, camu camu berry is also known for its antioxidant properties.

Camu camu helps to combat exhaustion, stress and the common cold thanks to its invigorating and immunostimulating properties that protect the body.

 

Benefits

  • High source of vitamin C: contains 50 times more vitamin C than an orange and 37 times more vitamin C than a kiwi.
  • Good source of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids. Powerful antioxidant.
  • Stimulates memory. Antioxidants reduce the likelihood of age-related memory loss, improve memory and learning.
  • A high source of folic acid used to prevent and treat low levels of folate and its complications, including blood exhaustion (anemia) and the inability of the intestine to properly absorb nutrients.
  • Protects against arthritis by helping to reduce inflammation.
  • Uplifts mood. Effective and safe antidepressant.
  • Supports optimal nervous system function, including eye and brain function.
  • Improves cardiac function. It has been shown in several studies that taking this potassium-rich superfood reduces the risk of heart rhythm disorders and tachycardia.
  • Used daily, the powder has powerful antiviral properties and helps to fight diseases such as shingles, colds and cold sores.

8% dehydrated camu camu powder

Aymara Food Organic Camu Camu

The camu camu is a tree that measures between 3 and 4 meters high and grows mainly in the Amazonian rainforest, near rivers. Camu camu is a small berry type fruit that is 4cm in diameter, red-orange in colour and has a tangy taste. 

Camu camu was used in many ways by the indigenous people of the Amazon: as an anti-inflammatory in traditional medicine or as a substitute for lemon in cooking.

Naturally rich in vitamin C, camu camu berry is also known for its antioxidant properties.

Camu camu helps to combat exhaustion, stress and the common cold thanks to its invigorating and immunostimulating properties that protect the body.

 

Benefits

  • High source of vitamin C: contains 50 times more vitamin C than an orange and 37 times more vitamin C than a kiwi.
  • Good source of phenolic compounds, including flavonoids. Powerful antioxidant.
  • Stimulates memory. Antioxidants reduce the likelihood of age-related memory loss, improve memory and learning.
  • A high source of folic acid used to prevent and treat low levels of folate and its complications, including blood exhaustion (anemia) and the inability of the intestine to properly absorb nutrients.
  • Protects against arthritis by helping to reduce inflammation.
  • Uplifts mood. Effective and safe antidepressant.
  • Supports optimal nervous system function, including eye and brain function.
  • Improves cardiac function. It has been shown in several studies that taking this potassium-rich superfood reduces the risk of heart rhythm disorders and tachycardia.
  • Used daily, the powder has powerful antiviral properties and helps to fight diseases such as shingles, colds and cold sores.

Dehydrated Incan berries

Physalis Peruviana, or inca berry as it is more commonly called, originates from the Andes. The plant produces red-orange berries enclosed in sepals of the same colour that are generally toxic.

However, some mature cape gooseberries produce edible, exquisite and highly decorative fruits. The incan berries have a pleasant sour taste.

They are often referred to as “coqueret del Perú” in Peruvian, “amour en cage” (love in a cage) or “lanternes japonaises” (Japanese lanterns) in French.

Aymara Food’s dehydrated organic incan berries are rich in minerals and trace elements. The perfect guilt-free snack that is both organic and healthy!

 

Benefits

  • High antioxidant content due to the flavonoid content.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and diuretic properties.
  • A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamin complexes, minerals, tocopherol and carotenoids.
  • High pectin content, which is important for regulating digestion and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Naturally rich in minerals and trace elements, such as potassium, magnesium or zinc.

Dehydrated lucuma powder

Aymara Food Organic Lucuma

Pouteria lucuma is a tree of the sapotaceae family that gives a fruit known by the Andean natives as lucuma. This fruit from Peru is considered a superfood.

The lucuma was nicknamed by the Incas “tree of life” or “gold of the Incas”. Its sweet taste is similar to that of maple syrup. This fruit grows in the mountainous regions of the Andes.

In South America, lucuma is very popular in desserts, especially in the form of ice cream and cake.

Benefits

  • High content of vitamin B3, also acts against stress and the proper functioning of the nervous system in general.
  • Good source of carbohydrates, vitamins (including beta-carotene and niacin) and minerals (including zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron). Beta-carotene improves the functioning of the immune system.
  • Good source of vitamin A, necessary for the development of good vision.
  • Despite its sweet taste, lucuma has a relatively low carbohydrate level (about 15%) and a low glycemic index. It is recommended for people with diabetes.
  • It consists of vitamin B1, necessary for the proper functioning of the muscular system.
  • Promotes memory and skin health.
  • Good source of antioxidants and dietary fibre.

Dehydrated Maca powder

ymara Food Organic Maca

Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, is a root plant grown at high altitudes in the Peruvian Andes. Maca has been known for its medicinal properties since the Neolithic period.

This tuber is one of the very few plants that can survive in the extreme climatic conditions of the Andean highlands (between 3,500 and 4,200 metres above sea level).

Maca grows in semi-desert conditions, under relentless sunshine and high temperatures during the day, intense frost at night, strong and sustained winds that dry up most plants causing significant soil erosion

It is still found in the wild in the Andes, in the highlands of the Puna, where it is called “chichicara” in Quechua and “januckara” in Aymara.

This plant is mainly known as “Peruvian ginseng” or “Peruvian viagra” because of its ability to enhance libido and help to fight male infertility.

Benefits

  • Considered a natural aphrodisiac.
  • High content of glucosinolates and macamides that increase energy levels and fight physical and mental fatigue, as well as stress.
  • Increases fertility.
  • High source of iron, iodine, magnesium and zinc.
  • High source of vitamin B, C and E complex.
  • High source of phytosterols that help reduce cholesterol levels and strengthen the immune system.
  • Compared to other plants in the same category, maca has the highest concentration of calcium.
  • Rich in potassium.
  • Contains fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, and 19 amino acids.

Dried Tropical Fruit

Dried Tropical Fruit

Aymara Food offers a mix of organically grown tropical fruit: Incan berries, pineapple, banana and dehydrated and dried mango. All our fruits are from South America. They provide a real energy booster to get you through the day!

This tropical fruit mix is very good for you because the fruit is very nutritious and has many medicinal properties.

Benefits

Mango:

  • Source of vitamin A (20% of the daily value) which plays a key role in cell growth, good vision and a strong immune system.
  • Good source of dietary fibre for digestive health.
  • Contains proteins, lipids, minerals and trace elements.
  • Rich in magnesium and potassium, low in sodium. Effective for lowering blood pressure, the most common cardiovascular disease.
  • Contains vitamin B6, excellent for brain health.
  • Contains iron, natural treatment of anemia.

Inca berry:

  • High antioxidant content due to the flavonoid content.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and diuretic properties.
  • A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamin complexes, minerals, tocopherol and carotenoids.
  • High pectin content, which is important for regulating digestion and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Naturally rich in minerals and trace elements, such as potassium, magnesium or zinc.

Banana:

  • Contains three natural sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose).
  • Rich in protein, fibre, phosphorus, iron and vitamins and minerals. 
  • Energising and very rich in water.
  • Important for the proper functioning of the body.
  • Beat depression: bananas contain tryptophan, a protein that the body converts into serotonin, which is known to be an excellent natural relaxant.
  • Bananas are high in potassium, a vital mineral that stimulates concentration and learning.
  • Rich in vitamin B, which helps to relax the nervous system.
  • Very rich in iron, which stimulates the production of hemoglobin in the blood and can help people with anemia.

Pineapple:

  • A source of manganese and vitamin C, pineapple is best known for its active ingredient bromelain, which cures colds and prevents cardiovascular diseases. Numerous studies have shown that bromelain can fight cancer cells.
  • Relieves the pain of osteoarthritis.
  • Effective against burns and wounds, some pineapple enzymes are believed to be effective in accelerating wound or burn healing.