Sun-Dried Goji Berries Information
Due to the goji berry’s extraordinary nutrient value, rich-red colour, and pleasant full-bodied taste, the Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan peoples have been growing the alkaline goji berry plant for an estimated 5000 years.
Chinese medicine knows the goji berry to harmonise and increase the jing energy or the adrenals and kidneys, resulting in enhanced stamina, strength, longevity, and sexual energy. Overall, goji berries have a combination of therapeutic actions on the human body, as they invigorate and strengthen the system whilst helping the body to deal more easily with stress (by supporting the adrenal glands), boost immune function, increase alkalinity and vitality, provide liver protection, improve eyesight and blood quality, deliver anti-ageing compounds, and process a number of additional outstanding qualities.
Macrobiotic nutritionist Michio Kushi used to say, “Eat according to your purpose”. If part of your purpose is longevity and vitality, then the goji berry is the superfood for you! Evidence from every direction indicates that the goji berry is the leading longevity superfood in the world, even earning the nickname “the longevity fruit”.
So perhaps the most nutritionally rich berry fruit on the planet and well balanced for nearly all body types, blood types, and metabolisms; a complete protein source, containing nineteen different amino acids and all eight essential amino acids; provider of twenty one or more trace minerals – the main ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorous; not forgetting the vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E. Contrary to internet marketing claims, the goji berry is NOT a rich source of vitamin C.
When it comes to antioxidants, goji berries are nature’s richest source of antioxidant carotenoids with 2-4 times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries, containing more beta-carotene than carrots, as well as the two key antioxidants for vision- zeaxanthin and lutein.