Goji berries are known as the wolfberry – a small red berry grown in the south of China.
Goji berries have earned the title as a superfood because of their great nutrient density and antioxidant content. This medicinal plant is traditionally grown in the south of China where they have been used to treat many health ailments such as eye and kidney issues. If you’ve never had a goji berry before, they taste like a raisin and cranberry have been mixed together!
Health Benefits of Goji Berries:
Goji berries are packed with fiber to help keep you full and sustain energy all day long. They’re also praised as a potent source of antioxidants – zeaxanthin for example is responsible for the goji berry’s bright red, orange color. Their antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals that we may be exposed to. The consumption of goji berries has also been associated with increases testosterone, energy, stamina and quality of sleep.
Nutrient Breakdown of Goji Berries:
*Per ½ cup, 85 grams
- Protein | 9g
- Fiber | 6g
- Vitamin C | 27% DV
- Vitamin A | 150% DV
- Vitamin B2 | 63% DV
- Zinc | 15% DV
- Selenium | 75% DV
- Iron | 42% DV
- Potassium | 21% DV
How To Use:
Use as you would any dried fruit! Enjoy them in oatmeal, porridge, salads or smoothies. They’re also great to add a bit of a sweet taste to trail mixes or desserts!
If you enjoy goji berries and consume larger amounts of them, purchase them in bulk for a more affordable option. Store goji berries in airtight containers in the pantry for quick access.