Goji berries are simply one of the most nutrient dense fruits on earth. Harvested in the Himalayas, goji berries have a remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes,10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine, and 15 times the iron of spinach. They also contain all 18 of the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that the human body cannot create itself and have one of the highest protein concentration of any fruit.
Goji Berries have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine and are renowned for increasing strength and longevity. They are also believed to act on the kidney and liver meridians to help with lower back pain, dizziness and eyesight. In accordance with the principles of Chinese medicine, Goji Berry is used as a tonic to nourish the body when it suffers from illness or weakness. It can, however, be used on a daily basis for overall general health. With over 15% protein, 21 essential minerals and 18 amino acids, it is a nutrient dense superfood unequaled to anyother on Earth.
The Goji is astonishing scientists around the world and its antioxidant and phytonutrient energy is equaled by none. A popular Tibetan axiom states that Goji Berries in the morning will make one happy for the entire day The Goji Berry is the highest rated antioxidant (ORAC) food in the world based on the ORAC Chart of Fruits, Vegetables and Essential Oils.
Gojis are also a very rich source of Vitamin C, making them a great immune-booster and defender against oxidative stress. In fact, they contain 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than oranges! They are also a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E, and even have natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds.
Goji berries are most commonly available in dried form and make for a yummy snack as is, they can also be added to trail mix, oatmeal and muesli. Or, soaked your berries and use the infused water for a nutritious, delicious drink or add the mix to smoothies. Soak in hot water and make a delicious health-boosting tea!