Goji berries is a dried berry that my grandma fed me growing up as snacks and as an antioxidant ingredient in her Chicken soup. As what I thought was another Chinese Eastern belief, she’d say “Eat it! It’s good for your eyes & it’ll help you live longer!” So I did, and much enjoyed eating it as they have a mild tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour. 20 years later, it has recently become a fad in the trendy Health Food industry known as “the Fountain of Youth”. You can easily find them at health food stores like Whole Foods Market.
Goji berries are also known as ‘wolf berry’. It’s a reddish-orange berry that comes from a shrub that’s native in China, Mongolia, Himalayas and Tibet. Herbalists in that region have used it for 6000+ years. The antioxidant properties in this berry has been known to help diabetes, prevent cancer, boost sexual function, health diseases, high blood pressure, fever, and eye problems. It’s high in Vitamin A, C, E compound and beta carotene.
Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins). And can also be used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines. Happy Snacking!
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