- Goji berries are a good source of Vitamins A&C
- Known for their antioxidant properties
- High in iron and fibre.
- Soak in water and add to smoothies or savoury dishes.
Considered a super berry these red jewels are packed full of nutrients, including all essential amino acids. Goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are loaded with vitamin C and contain more carotenoids than any other food. Goji berries boast 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc and selenium. A 1/4-cup serving of goji berries has 30 percent of the daily value of vitamin C. With all 8 amino acids and a single 4oz serving providing nearly 10% of your daily value of protein, they make an excellent post workout snack too!
The origins of these crimson jewels date back over 2,000 years from China and Tibet. They are low in saturated fat and high in fibre, so they keep you fuller for longer. The complex carbohydrates keep blood sugar levels stable so no sugar ups and downs with this sweet-slightly sour chewy treat! Studies have cited high levels of antioxidants, especially zeaxanthin, it this nutrient that gives the goji berries it's brilliant bright red colour.
A great lower sugar alternative to raisins or dried cranberries. Why not try adding to banana bread, top cupcakes, cereals, desserts, muesli, salads or even add to curries.
Soak the dried berries in water for a couple of hours, drain off to make a delicious healthy alternative to juice. Or add both water and berries to smoothies for an extra vitamin hit. After rehydrating and whizzing them in a blender you can even use the juice to colour icing sugar or just drizzle over sweet and savoury dishes.
Did you know?
That goji berries are also known as wolfberries?
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