Goji berries are one of my personal favorite “superfoods” and I use them on a weekly if not daily basis. Goji berries also known as the wolfberry, are small red berries grown in south of China and luck for us they’re available in most stores. Goji berries have earned the title “superfood” because of their nutrient density and antioxidant content packed in a small volume. If you’ve never tried a goji berry they taste like a raisin and a cranberry mixed together.
How to use | use as you would any dried fruit such as raisins. Enjoy them on oatmeal, porridge, in salads, in smoothies, re-hydrated in water and pureed in a smoothie/juice, use in trail mix, desserts, etc.
Nutrient breakdown of GOJI BERRIES | *per 100g ~5 tablespoons
Protein } contain 18 amino acids (11 essential amino acids, making them a “complete” protein as well)
Healthy fats } 5 unsaturated fatty acids including alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid
Vitamin C } 35-163% DV
Vitamin A } 7mg per 100g of beta-carotene
Vitamin B2 } 100% DV
Calcium } 10% DV
Zinc } 18% DV
Selenium } 91% DV
Iron } 100% DV
Potassium } 24% DV
Where to purchase | health food stores, grocery stores, farmers markets, or online retailers.
Tips and tricks // If you enjoy goji berries and consume larger amounts of them, I suggest purchasing them in bulk for a more affordable option. I store my gojis in airtight mason jars in the pantry for quick access.