Organic Goji Berries
Available in 8 oz, 16 oz, and 11 LBS (bulk package only for just $13.99 / lb)
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
- 5 Carotenoids including: Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Lycopene, Crytoxanthin
- 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), Calcium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin
- 8 Polysaccharides & 6 Monosaccharides
- 18 Amino Acids
- Each Goji berry comprises of: 68% carbohydrates, 12% Protein, and 10% Good Fats & Dietary Fibers
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!