San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 16, 2016
Bashas’ Grocers stores are the newest markets in the United States to enjoy the Pichuberry®, a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-packed berry, native to Peru and the Lost Incan Civilization. Studies show the Pichuberry® contains withanolides, a rare group of antioxidants shown to reduce oxidative stress and support the immune system fight against carcinogens.
Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., a nationally respected dietitian and author of two books Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet, serves as a national spokesperson for the fruit, which is also featured in his books. “The Pichuberry,” notes Villacorta, “is deliciously sweet when ripe, with a mildly tart finish. In terms of its nutritional and health benefits, the Pichuberry is peerless.” Just 3/4 cup of pichuberries provides 39% of your daily value of Vitamin D and is also rich in other vitamins and anti-oxidants. It is high in not only protein-1.7 grams per serving (3.5oz)-but also heart-healthy fatty acids. The Pichuberry® also has a remarkably low glycemic index of 25 (compared to GI of 50 for blueberries and 53 for the pomegranate) and just 65 calories per serving, making it a diabetic and weight-loss friendly fruit.
Spokesperson Manuel Villacorta will be available for print, radio, online, and TV interviews so that he can answer your questions, describe the health benefits and tell the story of the healthiest fruit. He will also provide recipes and tips on how to add this delicious fruit into anyone’s diet.
"One of the best tasting and nutrition packed superfoods that I have ever had, and the star in both of my Peruvian superfoods books. Truly a culinary treat, the Pichuberry brings a unique flavor profile that enhances dishes both savory and sweet. It’s a versatile fruit that can be eaten plain or used in everything from breads, to salads, to desserts. Add it to yogurts, oatmeal, waffles, smoothies and more.” - Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD
About the Pichuberry Company:
The Pichuberry Company is devoted to establishing the Pichuberry® as a conventional, affordable fruit, and available in the United States markets. In addition to its strong Global GAP Certified supply chain in Colombia, the company is working to perfect the greenhouse domestic production of the Pichuberry®. It is also dedicated to establishing the Pichuberry® as the new super ingredient in juices, protein bars, teas and other consumer products. The team is committed to making a difference for particular causes around the world. A percentage of Pichuberry® product sales will go directly to social responsibility project development. The Pichuberry Company is based in Phoenix, Arizona. To learn more about Pichuberry visit http://www.pichuberry.com/
About Spokesperson Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D.:
A nationally recognized award-winning nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience as a registered dietician, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. Manuel is the founder behind Whole Body Reboot, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is also a contributor for Univision Television Network, Huffington Post and Fox News Latino. http://www.wholebodyreboot.com/manuel-villacorta