Goji Berries

Goji Berries

Discovered in the Himalayan mountains, Goji berries are regarded in the Orient as an anti-aging, strength building superfood. This sacred Goji berry is so cherished by Tibetan monks that they traditionally honour it for a two week celebration at the end of every year.

Goji berries contain the complete spectrum of food antioxidant carotenoids, including beta-carotene (a better source than even carrots) and zeaxanthin (supports the eyes). The Goji berry is among the highest source of carotenoids of all known common foods. Gojis contain 500 times the amount of vitamin C, by weight, than oranges making them second only to camu camu berries as the richest known vitamin C source on earth. Plus vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E are bountiful. About 11mg of iron per 100 grams can be found in the Gojis, as well as betasisterol, sesquiterpenoids (cyperone, solavetivone, an anti fungal compound), tetraterpenoids and betaine for digestion. Goji berries also contain polysaccharides which support the immune system.

Reference: “You are what you eat” by Dr. Gillian McKeith

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5 thoughts on “Goji Berries

  1. I saw goji berry juice for sale in Thailand for something like 1000 Baht per liter and it was mixed with 80 or 90 percent apple juice. I’ve heard that it’s much cheaper to buy the dried berries from regular market and munch them that way. Apparently, they retain most or all of their vitamins when they are dried out.

    • Thank you very much for the info! I have never tried goji berry juice before. But Chinese likes to cook chicken soup with goji berries. πŸ™‚ And yes, we just use dried ones. πŸ™‚ Chinese believe that the dried ones are still nutritious. I am not sure about that though. Let me research a bit and come back to you.

  2. I don’t have any words to appreciate this post…..I am really impressed ….the person who created this post surely knew the subject well..thanks for sharing this with us. I have this great stuff to share with you…( for e.g – I recently stumbled upon Goji berries. It is an amazing website which talks about Goji berries.)

    • Hi sweetie! Nope. But I took your advice and searched for the website of You Are What You Eat. That was how I got the info. πŸ™‚

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