Organic Raw Goji Berries
Goji berries is rank as one of the world healthiest berries by some of the top nutritionists and health experts in the world. It is apart of Chinese Medicine and has been consummed for thousands of year in China and Tibet, in particular by monks. Goji berries contain a wide range of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants that is excellent for your health.
Organic Raw Goji Berries
All berries are nutritious, but goji berries is the queen of them all. Also called Chinese wolfberries and Tibetan goji berries, it is both a fruit and an herb because of its use and nutritional value. Because of this, goji berries are considered a superfood by many health experts.
A small bright red-orange fruit that is similar in size with
raisins, it has a sweet-sour taste comparable to dates and cherries. It has a mild herb-like
aftertaste which could have added to the reason why it is considered a herb.
Goji berries can be found in China, the Himalayas and other parts of Asia and Europe. But it could be seen growing wild and in abundance in the hillsides right between Mongolia and Tibet where the best condition for goji berry-growing is ideal. There, where the soil is rich in nutrients, Tibetan goji berries thrive producing fruits that are plump, with a deep red color and a rich, sweet taste.
Raw goji berries have been around for a long time. It has been utilized by the Chinese for over 2,000 years. One of the earliest records found about this fruit was in a book titled “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing” in the year 250 BC. The book—considered the oldest existing Chinese book on herbs—has been written by the Chinese emperor, Shen Nong. It detailed the agricultural and medicinal uses of all the different herbs he knew—goji berries included.
Although not all health claims of goji berries are backed by
scientific studies, health experts agree on one thing: goji is a powerhouse of antioxidants,
amino acids, phytochemicals, complex compounds, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals.
It has 18 amino acids—eight of them essential ones. It has 13% more protein than whole wheat, 15X
more iron than spinach, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more Vitamin C per ounce than
oranges. Goji berries even contain Vitamin E which can rarely be found in fruits.
Because this fruit is rich in antioxidants such as zeaxanthin and carotenoids, it also helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and vision loss. Goji berries are known to have a high absorbance capacity (ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity value) which is why it is considered the most powerful anti-ageing food in the world.
However, not all goji berries are created equal. The difference in the quality of the final product begins early:
Whether it’s used for baking, sprinkled in yoghurt and cereals, garnished in salads, mixed in tea and other drinks, or even eaten directly from the bag (yes, it is that good!), our customers can recognize the superior taste and quality of our goji berries.