Finest Sun Dried Goji Berries 1kg
According to Chinese medicine, it is sweet in taste and neutral in nature; they act on the liver, lung, and kidney channels and enrich yin. They can be eaten raw, consumed as juice or wine, brewed into a tea, or prepared as a tincture. It has been found that goji berries contain many nutrients as below:
- 6 essential vitamins
11 essential elements
- 22 trace dietary minerals
- 18 amino acids
- 8 polysaccharides
- 6 monosaccharides
- 5 unsaturated fatty acids (essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols)
- 5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene and beta-cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
- many phenolic pigments
It has also been found that goji berries contain Calcium (112mg/100g), Potassium (1.13 mg/100g), Iron (9mg/100g), Zinc (2mg/100g), Selenium (50 micrograms/100g), Riboflavin (1.3mg/100g), Vitamin C (148mg/100g).
Goji Berries also contain many phytochemicals,
Beta carotene: 7 mg per 100 grams dried fruit.
- Zeaxanthin: Up to 200 mg per in 100 grams dried goji berries. Up to 77% of total carotenoids present in wolfberry exist as zeaxanthin.
- Polysaccharides: up to 31% of pulp weight.
How to Eat Goji Berries
In general, goji berries are dried fruit, so there can be different ways to eat it, for example:
- with porridge
- with yogurt
- with hot water to prepare herbal tea
- simply eat it as it is
- and others (e.g. as cake ingredients