Goji Berries

Hailed as “Superfruits”, these bright orange-red color berries are considered to be both fruit andherb.  Cultivated in Asia for over 2000 years they have been nicknamed “Red Diamonds” due totheir unusually high nutritional value and have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for a number of health conditions.  They are also known as Wolf Berries and can be found in health food stores everywhere.

Goji Berries come in many options; dried berries, powders and in tablet form for those who dislike their taste, and are easily added to smoothies, salads, soups, and teas.

Their health benefits include an extremely high amount of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, and Vitamins A, C, and E.  They contain as much as 500 times more Vitamin C per weight than an orange and more beta-carotene than carrots.  Therefore by adding Goji Berries to our diet we  can increase our antioxident intake which helps guard us from degenerative diseases.

Goji Berries contain properties that help prevent the risk of vision loss and have been found to regulate the release of sexual hormones and boost the immune system.  In fact just 1 quarter cup contains 11 essential vitamins and 22 trace minerals, including 24% of our RDI of potassium, 18% of our RDI of zinc, and 100% of our RDI of iron, copper, and riboflavin!  They also contain 8 polysaccharides (a primary source of fiber) and they are low in calories.

Add a few to your tea, smoothies, salads and into your baking for a healthy boost! Or just eat them rite out of the bag.  I love the Cacao Dusted Dark Chocolate Goji Berries!