Goji berries are known as the wolfberry, a small red berry grown in the south of China.
Goji berries are a great “superfood.” 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, purchase them in bulk for a more affordable option. Store goji berries in airtight mason jars in the pantry for quick access.