Goji berries, commonly known as wolf berries, are festive red berries having a sweet, slightly-sour taste and often come in dried form, like raisins.Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years and are still a popular medication fruit.
Studies claim sun dried goji berry to be the healthies dry fruits providing rare essentials like amino acids that are not found in any other eatery of its kind. Goji berries grow on a type of box thorn plant that belongs to the Salicaceae plant family.
This plant family also provides us with fruits and veggies like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and chili peppers. An excellent high-protein, low in calories, fat free snack,dried goji berries also offer a good dose of fibre, over 20 different vitamins and minerals, and, of course, a wealth of antioxidants.
Goji berries taste compared to other fruits is totally pleasant and easy to work with! They add a chewy texture to recipes, and in terms of their flavor in addition to the nutrition being added.
Benefits of Goji berry-
- Provide high levels of antioxidants and nutrients
- Improve immunity level of body
- Helps fight cancer
- Promote healthy glowing skin
- Protect eye power
- Help stabilize blood sugar levels
- Detoxify the liver
- Keeps positivity and energy high
- Boost fertility in both men and women
- Potential weight loss aid
A study shows that ‘dried goji berry benefits include experiencing increased ratings for energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, feelings of health, contentment, and happiness and significantly reduced fatigue and stress.’
Some health experts’ claims state that goji berries can:
- increase life expectancy
- lower heart risks
- lower blood pressure
- reduce arthritis pain
With so many benefits come a handful of limitations too. Firstly, like all dried fruits, goji berries contain sugar in small quantity, so portion intake control is important and prevent over doing it and they’re not necessarily good choices for people with blood sugar imbalances. Further, as vast are the advantages the same is the cost to grab handful of these berries.
If you’re looking for a new nutritious food to add to your diet and you have a pocket to spend, goji berries may be a good source.