I’m sure you’ve heard all over the news recently that Black Pudding is now being considered a “superfood” although technically that doesn’t mean much as “superfood” doesn’t really mean anything.
There is no official or legal definition of a superfood. The Oxford English dictionary, for example, describes a superfood as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”, while the Merriam-Webster dictionary omits any reference to health and defines it as “a super nutrient-dense food, loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and/or phytonutrients”. Generally speaking, superfoods refer to foods — especially fruits and vegetables — whose nutrient content confers a health benefit above that of other foods.*
*Source: European Food Information Council