Tuesday, April 24, 2012


It’s expensive.
It’s exotic.
It’s SUPERfruit.

Acia berries, maqui berries
Yumberries, chokeberries,
Gogi berries, lingonberries
A lot of berries.

Also baobabs, mangosteens,
sea buckhorn, jujube fruit,
cupuacus, pitayas, pomegrantes,
the list keeps growing.

SUPERfruits have super powers
for making you healthy.
SUPERfruit superpowers
come from high anti-oxidant content.

SUPERfruits keep you young, make you smart,
cure just about anything that ails you,
or better yet, stop you
from getting sick in the first place.

The SUPERfruit designation
goes to fruits are unusual
and unusually pricey—
qualities that impart a certain cachet.
SUPERfruits are probably good for you,
though maybe not especially so.
Maybe the peach is the best thing out there.
We don’t know.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

Are superfruits super good? Maybe. Maybe not. True believers make a lot of claims; skeptics say that there is not enough scientific research to say one way or the other.

P.S.  I decided to capitalize the “super” in superfruits to suit my poetic fancy.