Goji Berries are regarded as a longevity, strength-building, and potency food of the highest order and have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years. The Goji Berry, otherwise known as the “Wolfberry,” contains 18 kinds of amino acids, including all 8 essential amino acids, up to 21 trace minerals, high amounts of antioxidants, iron, polysaccharides, B and E vitamins, and many other nutrients.
Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the humble goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse.
This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity. Goji berries can be enjoyed as a healthy snack between meals or used in your choice of smoothies, juices, trail mix, desserts, raw chocolate and other sweet treats. Goji berries can also be used to prepare a lovely tea.