Organic Goji Berries 2OZ/57G
Ingredients: 100% Organic Goji Berries.
What It Is
Voted in People Magazine as Hot & Healthy Foods of 2010, made it to the Dr. Oz show for providing energy.
Known as Goji (Lycium Barbarum L), Wolfberry, or Chinese Matrimony Vines. They are native to China.
Goji berries are also called Wolfberries (which, ironically, has nothing to do with wolves) but we found that customers prefer to call them Goji more than any other name.
The Goji plant is a bushy perennial that stands from three to five feet tall. When the berries are fresh, they should be oblong in shape, and taste sweet and juicy. Because they’re tender, they’re carefully harvested and hand selected by our farmers.
The main active component in Goji Berries is Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides.
Benefits (and there are many)
Goji berries contain 5 different carotenoids! Carotenoids are powerful plant pigments that the body converts to Vitamin A and include Beta-Carotene, Lycopene, and etc. Goji berries are also densely concentrated in Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides (LBP). This contributes to the sweet flavor, chewiness, and immune function abilities of Goji berries. If you love Goji berries for their health, you’ll love our Goji berries for their taste. For our W-LBP (Wolfberry – Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharide 500 mg capsules, click here).
- Goji berries contain: 11 Macro & 22 Trace Minerals. Minerals help form structure of our body, such as blood, bones, teeth, and regulates body fluids. A diet high in minerals means a healthier structure so our bodies can perform better.
- 5 Carotenoids including: Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, Crytoxanthin. Carotenoids are antioxidants that help our body become like warriors in the face of harmful oxidants that destroy cells.
- 5 unsaturated Fatty Acids including Essential Fatty Acids, Linoleic Acid & Alpha-Linoleic Acid
- 6 Essential Vitamins including: Vitamin A (beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), & Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
- 8 Polysaccharides & 6 Monosaccharides. These are sources of energy and can help you feel energetic and revitalized.
- 18 Amino Acids of the 22 total and 9 of which are essential and must be obtained through food.
- Each Goji berry comprises of: 68% carbohydrates, 12% Protein, and 10% Good Fats & Dietary Fibers. Don’t let the “carbohydrates” part scare you. These are also known as “good carbs” and give you plenty of energy so you food never slows you down. According to the USDA Dietary Reference Intakes, 45% to 65% of your calories should come from carbohydrates.
History & Ancient Uses
Goji Berries have been growing in China for over 2000 years (it’s not an exaggeration). Hundreds of books on Traditional Chinese Medicine praise the Goji Berry for its nutrients and benefits. There is a poem that dates back to 2000 years ago tells about Gojis’ healing abilities. The Goji berry is also nicknamed Matromony Vines because it is said in folklore that they help increase fertility.
Goji Berries have been used in numerous herbal formulas to maintain overall health when suffering from chronic conditions such as: weariness of the loins and legs, dizziness and ringing in the ear, visual degeneration (especially AMD), headaches, insomnia, diabetes, anemia, and inflammation. Ancient Chinese people used Goji Berries in tea, soup, stew and wine, or simply ate them dried like raisins.
Goji Berry Recipes
Since its discovery in North America and Europe Goji Berries have become one of the hottest items in supermarkets, and it’s no surprise why – they’re a nutritional power house! Goji berries are more versatile than you think. They can be used in a variety of recipes for family members of all ages.
No Bake Goji “Brownies” – raw, gluten and dairy free! This is made from Organic Gojis and incorporates almond butter & coffee. Yum!