Goji Berries

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)

Fiber

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

Phytochemicals — such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, lutein, and contain polysaccharides

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.