Goji berries have been enjoyed for over 2,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries can be eaten by the handful, and they provide a superfruit boost to oatmeal, cookies, trail mix and more. A surprisingly strong source of protein, goji berries also contain a wealth of antioxidants and over 20 vitamins and minerals.
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The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, has been cherished throughout Asia as one of the most nutrient-rich foods for thousands of years. Several accounts have been documented throughout time heralding the health benefits of the berry. Only recently have Western cultures discovered the remarkable nutritional profile of this tasty little berry.
- How to use it
- Smoothies, Tea
- Trail Mix, Granola
- Dips, Spreads
- Energy Bars
- Oatmeal, Desserts
- Soups & Salads
Product of China
Navitas Naturals Goji Berries grow in the lush, fertile valleys of the Ningxia Province in China. Small purple flowers growing along thorny bushes of the Lycium barbarum plant blossom into delicate small orange-red fruits. When the berries on the vine ripen during the warm summer months, they're hand harvested and dehydrated at low temperatures for maximum nutrient preservation. All berries are dried to retain a moisture content of 10-14 percent, which gives them a soft and chewy texture. Our goji berries are certified organic, kosher, vegan and raw.
- Micronutrient Lineup
- Amino Acids
- Beta Carotene, Riboflavin
- Vitamin C, Vitamin A
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Zinc, Iron, Fiber
Navitas Naturals Goji Berries provide a number of important macronutrients including carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and soluble fiber. There's even more to this sweet little red berry including 18 amino acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 20 other trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin (B2). Ounce-for-ounce, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than soybeans and spinach.
Traditional healing systems around the globe have utilized the robust power of goji berries by eating the fruit, drinking the juice, wine, and tea, and processing tinctures, powders and tablets. The fruit has been used to treat a wide range of ailments from blurry vision to infertility. Legends report that for thousands of years, monks in the Himalayan Mountains steeped goji berries in hot water to help aid meditation, and to obtain greater health, vitality, longevity, energy and stamina.
One of the principle foods in Traditional Chinese Medicine, goji berries have been shown to boost immune function, improve eyesight, balance hormonal systems and protect cells from free-radical damage. They can also be used topically in serums, masks and tonics to rejuvenate the skin and keep it feeling soft and supple.
The power and value of the goji berry has been passed down through centuries by a legend from China’s Tang Dynasty. The legend tells of a Buddhist temple that built a reputation as a fountain of youth. Villagers who drank from the fountain had radiant health, bright complexions and rich dark hair even into older age. This fountain had thick goji vines growing all over the walls, where berries would fall into the well and sweeten and infuse the water with the health powers of the fruit.
Goji Berries are a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
- Health Properties
- Essential Fatty Acids
A Delicate Sweetness
Cultures with a long history of traditional goji use prepared a soup or porridge by blending the berries with rice, meat and vegetables. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries have an exceptionally pleasant chewy texture and an outstanding flavor that's somewhere between a dried cherry, raisin and cranberry - but the taste is uniquely its own. They're perfect for snacking straight out of the bag, but don't stop there! Goji berries are also a healthy choice to add into oatmeal, cookies, cereal and trail mix. In Asia, the berries are commonly soaked in water to create a nutritious tea.
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