Superfood Profile: Goji berries

30. Goji Berries

The Little red Super Berry!

The Goji Berry also known as the Wolfberry is a deciduous shrub that is native to the Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia and has been propagated in China for the berries health benefits for thousands of years.

Goji berries contain 18 amino acids and 500 times the amount of vitamin C, by weight, than oranges making them second only to Camu Camu berries as the richest vitamin C source on earth. Goji Berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. These amazing berries are extremely concentrated with other essential nutrients and vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E and boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, making this berry a natural anti-inflammatory, an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.

  • There are several ways to consume Goji berries. The most common way is to eat the dried fruit straight out of the bag as a fast and healthy snack that you can take with you where you go.
  • Secondly you can add them to smoothies to give your smoothie a huge anti-oxidant and nutritional kick.
  • Finally one of the simplest ways to get the full benefits of the humble Goji berry is to make a soul nourishing goji berry tea.

Tell us how you use Goji berries in the comments section below.

To your health and wellness

 

 

Photo Credit: Jennifer

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