SUPERFOOD, Glossary and Terms, Meat, Fish, Fruit, Grocery Food Stores
List of United States Miscellaneous Food Stores, Drinks, Retail Bakeries, Frozen Meat & Fish Markets
There is no government definition, but a superfood is a natural food source that is highly concentrated, with a complex supply of quality nutrients. Bee pollen is the most famous superfood, an incredibly dense product with thousands of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) that include enzymes, bioflavonoids, phytosterols and carotenoids, free amino acids, Omega 3 essential fatty acids, naturally chelated minerals and whole vitamin complexes. Examples include cacao (which has been promoted as "dark chocolate," but it is the cacao and not the finished chocolate bar that has the antioxidants), green tea and soy. A number of berries have very high levels of antioxidants and have been designated "superfruits" and "superberries."