Goji (Go-Jee)a common name for the small, red berry
of the Lycium
barbarum plant, also
known as wolfberry.
Ancient Berry of Vitality
Goji berries have been appreciated in Asian herbal medicine for
several millenniums, but only recently have western cultures
“discovered” the power of this remarkable food. A small and red
berry, goji’s grow on a thorny perennial bush, and are indigenous to
the difficult terrains of the Himalayan mountain range. Often coined
as “red diamonds” on the Asian market, the goji berry has long been
regarded as one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods on the planet,
with ancient Chinese monks crediting this berry to greater health,
vitality, longevity, energy, and stamina. Western science agrees
that indeed this special berry has a remarkable nutritional profile,
and it is now among the most highly sought-after superfoods around.
Navitas Naturals offers this vital food in two forms: dried whole
goji berries, and a freeze-dried goji berry powder.
The Power of Goji
Arguably among the most potent superfoods known, the goji berry
offers an exceptional balance of daily macronutrients: containing
carbohydrates, high-quality protein, healthy fat, and soluble fiber.
The goji’s solid plant-based protein is packed with 18 amino acids
-- including all 8 essential amino acids – which is 10% of the
fruits composition. Also full of free-radical-devouring
antioxidants, goji berries have been historically used to support
the immune system and longevity. Rich in vitamin A and a good source
of vitamin C, these berries additionally possess over 20 trace
minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin
(B2), vitamin E, and carotenoids which include beta-carotene. And to
put things in perspective on just how powerful the little goji berry
is, ounce per ounce it contains more vitamin C than oranges, more
beta carotene than carrots, and more iron than soybeans or spinach.
Goji berries are a truly remarkable food.
With a chewy texture and a pleasant taste somewhere in between a
dried cherry and a cranberry, Navitas Naturals whole goji berries
make a nutritious replacement for raisins or dried fruit. Delicious
by the handful. the dried berries are great in recipes like oatmeal,
cookies, cereal, and trail mix -- and Navitas Naturals goji powder
is perfect for smoothies and dessert batters. The delicate sweetness
of the goji berry also pairs particularly well with chocolate.
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