By: Nicole Catanese
Adam VoorhesMeet the newly minted health-food darlings-sweet, tangy, and packing the kind of superior wellness benefits that will make you forsake your açai smoothie.
The Taste: A cross between a passion fruit and a cherry tomato
The Goods: Low-glycemic and features stellar levels of vitamin D (3/4 cup provides 39 percent of your daily dose). Also contains antioxidant flavonoids and withanolides (anticancer compounds), as well as surprisingly high amounts of B12, which keeps red blood and nerve cells healthy.
The Drink: Pichuberry Infusion Juice is available at Whole Foods in Arizona and California, with a nationwide rollout planned in the coming year.
The DIY Version: "This triple-berry smoothie is full of phytochemicals; different colors equal different nutritional benefits. Blend 1/2 cup each of pichuberries (minus husk), strawberries, blueberries, and papaya with 3/4 cup of water or pichuberry juice."-Manuel Villacorta, R.D., author of Peruvian Power