Goji Berries

(Highest Quality) HGH / Longevity / TCM Ultimate Superfood (Chewy)
400g (14.10 oz) Dried Berries

The highest available quality of these vibrantly red coloured Goji Berries available. They really must be experienced! Due to Goji Berries’ extraordinarily high nutrient content as well as their pleasant slightly sour taste and stunning appearance,  the peoples of China, Tibet and Mongolia have been growing the alkaline-rich Goji Berry plant for an estimated 5000 years. These unique tiny red fruits are jam-packed with antioxidants and potent medicinal properties. They are not only perfect for adding a pop of colour to your healthy dish but also mouth-watering and full of flavour. These organically grown Goji Berries truly are a powerhouse superfood! Chewy and Delicious. Goji Berries are low in fat and high in fibre and a source of iron. These are perfect as a stand alone snack, on morning porridge, in smoothies or part of a healthy fruit bowl. Also called Wolfberries, Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum) are native to Asia. Known for their sweet, slightly sour taste and vibrant red colour, they have been used in traditional medicine since Ancient times.

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how to grow goji berries
  • Goji Berries - 100% Natural.
  • Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free. 
  • Take anything from a small handful to 15 - 45 grams daily - 1 teaspoon = approx. 4grams (Daily if required) or as directed by your health care practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
  • Children: 5 - 15 grams daily (Daily If Required).

Goji Berries can be consumed liberally as you can see above, or taken in small doses. Goji Berries can be used to make teas, juice, soup and wine.  It can be added to salads, smoothies and yoghurts. They taste deliciously like a raisin and a cranberry mixed together. You can also eat these berries straight out of the bag.

NOTES: Like any other dried fruit, Goji Berries can be consumed every day. Goji Berries can be used the same ways as any dried fruit, such as in smoothies mixed in with muesli or in any recipe which calls for dried fruits. Personally we like to take our Goji Berries in a smoothie, mixed in with some of our other super food friends such as coconut water, cacao powder, cacao nibs, maca, raw honey, hemp seed or some Celtic sea salt. Throwing a handful of organic Goji Berries in a smoothie and finding the best balance is perhaps one of the healthiest things to consume daily.

It is probably rare but we have to mention it, Goji Berries may interact with certain drugs, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes or high blood pressure. What’s more, you should exercise caution if you’re pregnant, as they contain betaine, a compound that may harm fetal health. Further research is needed to determine whether Goji Berries are safe during pregnancy. If you’re taking medications or have underlying health conditions, you may want to talk to your healthcare provider before adding Goji Berries to your diet.

Hot Oat & Quinoa Ayurvedic Ceral

On first glance, Dried Goji Berries look like nothing more remarkable than slightly oversized red raisins. But these nutrient-dense berries, which taste like a cross between cranberry, cherry, and tomato, are indigenous to parts of Asia, particularly the Himalayan mountain region of Tibet, where they've been used for thousands of years for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

Ingredients (4 servings)

• ½ cup dried Goji Berries.

• ½ cup steel-cut oats.

• ½ cup well-rinsed quinoa.

• ¼ cup raisins.

• 1 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt.

• ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.

• ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom.

• Almond milk, maple syrup, toasted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and toasted walnuts (for serving).

Preparation

• Bring fruit, oats, quinoa, raisins, Cetic Sea Salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and 4 cups filtered water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover and let sit off heat overnight. (Alternatively, bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grains are tender, 20–25 minutes.)

• Before serving, reheat cereal in saucepan, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed, until warmed through, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with almond milk, maple syrup, pepitas, and walnuts (You can also use Ancient Purity Nut Mix).

• Swap in chopped dried apricots or Ancient Purity Quang Dong Peach  for the dried fruit, or top with grated apple in fall, fresh peaches in summer.

• Instead of quinoa, use semi-pearled barley for a chunkier texture. • Crunch is a must. Try sliced almonds, Ancient Purity Sandalwood Nuts, Ancient Purity Hemp Seeds or Ancient Purity’s Nut Mix.

  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Size: 400g.
  • Origin: Ningxia Province China.
  • Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 - 2 years.

 

Q - What do Goji berries taste like?
A - The taste is not too difficult to describe .... some say between a cranberry and a cherry .... others say they taste of raspberry and plum .... you will have to decide for yourself

Q - Are Goji berries known by other names?
A - Lycium barbarum, wolfberry, gouqizi and Fructus lycii

Q - What are Goji berries?
A - Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Tibetan Himalayas. They are in the nightshade (Solonaceae) family. Goji berries are usually found dried. They are shriveled red berries, similar in appearance to red raisins.

Q - Are any additives or preservatives added to Goji Berries?
A - No, absolutely not, we don’t like them, refuse to use them and would never spoil our wonderful Goji Berries with preservatives or anything unnatural.

Q - How long do I need to eat Goji Berries before I get the benefits?
A - You may eat Goji Berries everyday and stay with it as long as you wish. How long it takes before benefits start to show depends on how an individual reacts to Goji berry. Many Chinese eat wolfberry on a regular basis.

Q - What kind of eye conditions will Goji Berries improve?
A - Chinese medicine uses Goji to treat or prevent visual degeneration, such as cataracts, retinopathy, or age related macular degeneration. One report from the Department of Ophthalmology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong demonstrated that carotenoids in wolfberry had a high affinity for the retina. Affinity means the nutrients in wolfberry showed a high concentration in the retina after ingestion and absorption by the body. Another study on 44 patients with diabetic retinopathy showed that wolfberry significantly improved conditions that cause retinopathy. Dr. Iris F. Benzie, MD and her research team at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have done a single-blinded, placebo-controlled, human study. The study demonstrate a mean post-supplementation level of 0.096mol/l, a 250 % increase, in fasting plasma zeaxanthin after 4 weeks of eating Goji Berries. Twenty seven people anticipated the study. This study has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2005), 93, 123-130.

Q - Are your berries irradiated as are many other fruits that are imported from overseas?
A - Absolutely not. We insist that that our product is never irradiated and is also never irradiated by quarantine in any country. Our Berries are naturally sundries on mats that enable our wonderful berries to soak up the pristine and pure air.

Q - What is the difference between whole Goji Berries and Goji Juice?
A - Whole berries are whole food containing proteins, essential fatty acids, and have no depleted nutrients that can occur when a fruit is juiced. Many Goji Juices on the market contain preservatives, added sugars, fillers such as Apple & Pear juice and are high in sugars.

Q - When are Goji berries in season?
A - Usually the new crop Goji berries arrives on market in the middle of June. Dried Goji berries are then ready for export at the end of June or early July.

Q - Is it correct that Goji berries are high in antioxidants?
A - Yes, the Goji berry has more antioxidants than any other known food. 

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