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