Goji Berries

Goji Berry or wolfberry, describes the fruit of two closely related species of boxthorn from the nightshade family, which includes many plants known for their medicinal properties.
They originate in Asia, and Oriental medicine traditions have used both the berries and the leaves for around 6,000 years.

The leaves of the young plant can also be eaten as a vegetable.

Goji berries are normally eaten dried, rather than fresh.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO

Macronutrients

  • High in fibre
  • Source of protein
  • Naturally occurring sugars

 

Vitamins & Minerals

  • High in Vitamin A and Vitamin C
  • High in Iron and Source of Calcium
COUNTRIES OF ORGIN
  • China
HARVESTED
  • July
VARIETIES

Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinenese are the two main varieties of goji berry.
The Ningxia goji has been grown along the Yellow River in China for more than 700 years, and this variety is the one most used in Chinese medicine.

FORMATS
  • Whole Dried
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE

Goji berries were lauded as ‘superfood’ some years ago, with claims of their health benefits based on the fact that they are high in a number of antioxidants and polysaccharides.

These claims have not been scientifically tested, and a class action was actually filed against a producer in the United States for making false and misleading claims!