These berries are known for their beautifully bright red-orange coloring with a huge nutritional value while tickling your taste buds.
A powerhouse of antioxidants, packed with vitamins A and C, fiber, iron, zinc, and other supporting elements, dried goji berries are wonderfully versatile. Skip the powder and toss a hearty handful in your tea, yogurt, muffin mix, or smoothies.
What are the health benefits of goji berries?
Prevents liver damage Research is showing goji berries can help to manage liver health and prevent alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Goji berries promote healthy skin with beta-carotene, an essential plant phytochemicals.
Goji berries contain healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for their immune-boosting qualities and their ability to fight harmful free radicals and inflammation.
These berries provide immune system support with large amounts of vitamins A and C for building immunity and preventing illnesses, ranging from the common colds to cancers.
Eye Protection With high levels of healthy antioxidants like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and other compounds help seniors\’ eyesight and protect the retina.
Research suggests that goji berries may Increased testosterone and may be an alternative to prescriptions for erectile dysfunction.
Where are Goji Berries from?
China is currently the main supplier of Goji or wolfberry in the world, with 95,000 tons exported every year.
Currently, there are attempts to grow these berries in Canada and California.
What are the best ways to eat Goji Berries?
It is very unlikely you will see fresh Goji berries in America in the near future. Dried organic berries however are plentiful.
Goji berries can be eaten dried with no problems, but soaking them overnight or making tea lets the nutrients become much more absorbable.
Goji Berries can be added to
- trail mixes
- Soaked overnight with other fruits
- Goji Tea is considered by some as the best way to recieve the most nutritional value from these berries.
I prefer to soak organic berries overnight with other berries figs or prunes and then add cocoa nibs just before eating. This adds a nutty crunch to make up a healthy snack.
It is typically safe for most people to eat goji berries in moderation. If you are taking prescribed medicine please consult your doctor first.
Goji berries are a good diet addition for seniors because of their strong healing properties for their skin and eyes.