Goji Berries

Description

weightNet Weight: 140g

mapCountry of Origin: China

Health Benefits and Nutrition info

Goji berries is one of the most popular superfood that is gradually enjoyed by more people during recent years. This is mainly because of their high concentration of nutrients as well as their delicious taste and exquisite texture. Some studies found that the consumption of coji berries and especially their juice is responsible for creating a feeling of well-being, calmness, better athletic performance, quality of sleep and weight loss. Their rich, sweet taste, along with their high fibre content, provides a feeling of fullness that can keep you from overeating and gaining weight.

They are high in vitamin C and fibre but at the same time low in calories. They are also a good source of iron and vitamin A. One serving of about 100 g provides nearly 10% of the suggested amount of dietary protein.

Also a source of antioxidants that protect cells when they are exposed to elements like smoke and radiation.

Description

The goji berry, also called the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red coloured berry with a sweet taste that comes from a bush and its origins are traced in Asia.

History

The coji berries have been used in Asia for more than 6000 years in the hope of living longer due to their high concentration of antioxidants.  Over time, people have used them to treat many common health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems.

How to enjoy

The sky is the limit when it comes to incorporating goji berries in your diet. They can be eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines or even medicines.

Ways of use and more

Coji berries can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes. Some ideas can be:

  • Granola
  • Biscuits
  • Smoothie
  • Porridge
  • Salads
  • Bars
  • Soups
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