The superfood category includes a range of different foods such as mushrooms, tea, algae, herbs, spices, fruits and berries. They all contain amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Super food, superfruits or super powders is a collective name for those foods that are rich in nutrients and are often bought in a concentrated form. Why it is important for us to balance our diet with superfoods is to create a supplement to the nutrients we do not get the right amount of due to various reasons. It can e.g. be that because the soils and pastures have been leached of important substances that we would otherwise get through the food we eat. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are also becoming more common because we more often eat whole or semi-finished products where much of the nutrition has been removed.