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Local superfood: regional and nutritious.

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This paper presents some of the local superfoods (predominantly plant foods) and describes their nutrient content, nutritional and health benefits, as well as problematic ingredients and critical nutrients. The exotic superfoods for local cultivation (e.g., quinoa [Chenopodium quinoa], aronia and goji [Lycium barbarum]) and the advantages and sources of local superfoods are discussed.