Superfoods are too popular these days to be considered a ‘buzzword’. If you live in one of Australia’s big cities, it’s increasingly hard to find a cafe that doesn’t serve kale shakes or açaí bowls. Is the proverbial ‘three veg’ fast becoming a thing of the past?

Make no mistake; superfoods have well and truly established themselves in recent years. For some of us, they’re as essential as having health cover. However they they can be expensive. The question becomes: do the benefits of superfoods outweigh their oft-steep price? We’ve endeavoured to find out.

The below infographic focuses on seven well-known superfoods and puts them next to their traditional, non-superfood counterparts in terms of price and nutritional value. Which will you choose?