Manuel Villacorta

In the battle against empty calories, white sugar and enriched flour, so-called "power foods" are taking first place on more menus.  San Francisco-based registered dietician Manuel Villacorta summarized his favorites from his native Peru in his new book Peruvian Power Foods, highlighted by a new national marketing campaign for pichuberries.


"I define power foods as a food that is not just rich in vitamins and minerals, but also they have a set of phytochemicals and antioxidants that actually provide amazing health benefits."