Info: 454 g (1 pound) Resealable Bag
Studied extensively in modern times to substantiate its health benefits, with over 15% protein (more than Whole Wheat), 18 amino acids (6x that of bee pollen), Beta-Carotene (more than Carrots), Vitamin C (more than Oranges), lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) and 21 essential minerals, goji berries are a nutrient-dense superfood in a class all its own.
Goji berries, also called wolfberries, or Lycium Barbarum (latin), are a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. In China, goji is known as Gou Qi Zi. Goji berries are one of the most nutrient dense foods. Goji berries have been used in China for thousands of years as a traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, including cancer and hypertension, while increasing white blood cells and boosting the immune system.
The high ORAC value (antioxidant level), combined with specific antioxidants including zeaxanthin and beta carotene support the traditional use of goji berries as a treatment for vision problems, including macular degeneration, cataracts and retinopathy. Other traditional uses include treatment for sexual dysfunction and infertility, improve liver function, mood (Goji berries are often called "happy berries," as they are supposed to make those that eat them happy), and to improve circulation.
Goji Berries may be consumed fresh or dried, and have a mild taste that is not as sweet as most dried fruits. Often added to soups and Chinese hot pots, goji berries are unusually high in protein for a dried fruit (over 15%), and contain Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin E. Goji berries are thought to originate in Tibet or Mongolia. Mainland China, especially the Ninxia province, is well known for growing high quality Goji Berries.
Ingredients:Dried, organic Goji berries/Wolfberries.
A healthy snack food, Goji berries can be added to trail mixes or snack mixes, salads, smoothies, or sauces, or used in baked goods and desserts. They're also delicious straight out of the bag.