12 facts about Goji berries

Do you already eat the healthy Goji Berries? I like to use Goji Berries in my breakfast or in my lunch salad. Lot of people eat Goji Berries every day. But why is everybody crazy about those small, pink, dried berries? The sky is the limit when it comes to eating goji berries. Goji Berries are both fruit and herbs and have a long list of benefits. The berries are a powerful source of antioxidants. You can use Goji Berries in all different ways and they fit perfect in a healthy diet. This is what you need to know about these healthy berries:

This is a Goji Berry
A raw Goji Berry has the size of the tip of your finger, maybe a bit smaller. In North America do they have an other size but in Europe and parts of Asia will you find these small berries.

Health Claims
Traditional, Goji Berries have been used in Chinese medicines for thousands of years. Some even claim that the berries are remedies for hypertension, malaria, diabetes and fever. There is (not yet) enough research around these claims to be sure.

Wolf berries
Another names for Goji Berries are Wolf Berries, Chinese Wolfberries or Tibetan Goji.

Shops to buy Goji Berries
You can find Goji Berries in healthy food stores or herbal stores. But since a few months you can find the dried packages of Goji Berries also in the supermarket.

The taste of Goji Berries
The pink berries taste a bit sweet and have a herb-like aftertaste. Inside the berry you find tiny seeds who give a bit of texture to your meals. These seeds contain fibre.

How to eat Goji Berries
You can eat Goji Berries raw or you can soak them in hot water before you eat them. You can mix the berries in a shake or a smoothie. Goji berries can also be used for baking, cooking or steaming.

The prices of Goji Berries
Buying Goji Berries can be expensive. Especially when you buy the organic ones. But since you can buy Goji Berries in the super market the prices has gone done a bit. Lucky us!

Healthy skin
Goji Berries are loaded with beta-carotene. This is a pigment that can be found in plants and fruits. This means that Goji berries benefits, similar to other berries, your skin. Goji Berries give you a beautiful, healthy, shinny skin.

Goji Berries keep you healthy
The pink berries boost you immune system. This means they help you to stay healthy. Goji Berries also protect your eyes. Another benefit is the high amount of vitamin C in Goji Berries.

High in antioxidants
Goji Berries are a good source of antioxidants. Goji berries have one of the highest ORAC ratings compared to any other fruit.

Extra benefits
Goji berries have more benefits, they are low in calories and fat-free. The are high in fibre and help you manage your weight. And they taste very good!

How do you eat your Goji Berries?

With love, from Dublin..

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