Goji Berries

Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry has been enjoyed by local monks for 1700 years. Gram for gram, Goji berries contain more Vitamin C than oranges, more Beta Carotene than carrots, and more Iron than spinach and more antioxidants than blueberries.

The legendary discovery of the goji tree came about when a doctor visited a small Buddhist monastery in a remote region of the Himalayas. He documented that some of the monks lived to be very old, over 100 years or more. In the grounds, he found a vine growing over the wall and its mature fruits would fall into the water wells. He concluded the special berries imparted the goodness into the water supply, giving the monks longevity.

Goji berries have a fruity, tart flavour and taste great in smoothies, protein drinks and yoghurts, or sprinkled onto hot or cold cereals.

Nutritional Benefits
– High Strength Antioxidant: 24,287 ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity), that’s 4 times more than blueberries.
– Contains many unique phytochemicals including Betaine, Beta-Sitoserol and Cyperone.
– 5 powerful carotenoids, including high amounts Beta Carotene and zeaxanthin.
– 5 different fatty acids including Omega 6 and linoleic acid
– 18 Amino acids, typically goji berries are made up of 13% protein.
– Contains 11 Essential and 21 Trace Minerals.
– Excellent source of B Complex, substantial amounts of vitamin B1, B2, B6.
– Good source of Vitamin E which is rare for plants.
– A rich source of both selenium and germanium.

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