What Are Goji Berries?
Goji berries also called wolfberries, or Lycium Barbarum (Latin), is a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family. In China, goji is known as Gou Qi Zi. Goji berries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods. Goji berries have been used in China for thousands of years as a traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, including cancer and hypertension while increasing white blood cells and boosting the immune system.
What can Goji Berries do for You?
A daily intake of Goji berries is equal to that of vitamins or dietary supplements. The minerals and amino acids in Goji berries supplement a weak diet and provide an immunity boost. Long-term benefits of Goji berries include a prolonged life and general well-being.
Some of the other Benefits Are:
- Nourish blood
- Kidney & liver tonic
- Improve vision
- Enhance libido
- Calm nervous system
- Better physical endurance
- Promote longevity
On top of those, there are still many other medical and health benefits of Goji Berries. Goji Berry is known to defend against heart disease, found to be useful in defending against cancer. Goji fruit is very rich in vitamin B as well as in anti-oxidant that is very much needed to maintain better health.
Goji Berries may be consumed fresh or dried, and have a mild taste that is not as sweet as most dried fruits. Often added to soups and Chinese hot pots, Goji Berries are unusually high in protein for a dried fruit (over 15%) and contain Vitamin B1, B2, B6, and Vitamin E. Goji Berries are thought to originate in Tibet or Mongolia. Mainland China, especially the Ninxia province, is well known for growing high-quality Goji Berries.