Nutrition Facts per 100 grams:

Energy: 298 kcal/1261 kj

Protein: 13,1 g

Carbohydrates: 5 g

Fat: 31 g

Fiber: 3,6 g

Salt: 460 mg

 

Recommended daily serving: 

50 grams (4-5 tablespoons)

Origin: Mongolia

Why are they good?

This antioxidant & anti-inflammatory berry is the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. A great source of protein, Goji berries contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals. Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for 2000 years to obtain greater health, vitality, longevity, energy and stamina. They are also low in calories, fat-free and are packed with fibre — which also helps you manage weight and experience better digestion.

  • Provide High Levels of Antioxidants and Nutrients. Gojis are unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids and they also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are an excellent source of antioxidants that help boost the immune system and protect the body from high levels of inflammation since they fight free radical damage. They offer more beta-carotene than carrots and more iron than soybeans and spinach nutrition, which makes them a great source to help stave off iron deficiency!

  • Improve Immune Function and Fight Cancer

  • Promote Healthy Skin, because they are loaded with beta-carotene, which helps promote healthy skin and even acts like a natural skin cancer treatment.

  • Protect Eye Health because of their high levels of antioxidants (especially zeaxanthin), which can help stop damage from UV light exposure, free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress.

  • Keep your energy and mood up 

  • Boost Fertility

Fun Fact!

Did you know that a Chinese man called Li Qing Yuen, who was said to have consumed goji berries daily, lived to the age of 256 years (1677–1933)!

How to use them?

Recommended daily serving: 

50 grams (4-5 tablespoons)

Since Goji Berries come in a dried form, they can be eaten as they, just a handful every day as a snack or they can also be mixed in a salad, muesli, smoothies, oatmeal or even tea. 

They can also be soaked for a couple of hours in enough water to cover them. Then the soak water itself can be used a delicious drink or you can add both the water and the berries to smoothies. Besides eating raw and soaking them, goji berries can also be baked, cooked, steamed, and processed in any way after they are washed.

Per serving/5 tablespoons Goji Berries contain: 

12mg of iron - 67% of the daily value for iron.

20mg of vitamin C - 33% of the daily value for Vit C.

170 International Units of Vitamin A - 5.7% of the daily value for vitamin A.

8mg of Calcium - 0.8% of the daily value for calcium

Note: There can be adverse interactions if you consume goji berries while also taking medication for diabetes, or blood pressure, or take the blood thinner warfarin. Please consult your doctor if that is the case.

 

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