22. February, 2019
Festive red goji berries (Lycium barbarum) have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. People use these berries when they had problems with weight, digestion, eyes, liver, kidneys. They are also called “wolfberries” and the taste is sweet, slightly sour. Goji berries are mostly eaten dried but also raw or powder form. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, are low in calories, a high source of fiber and antioxidant- a true “superfood”.
Goji berries grow on trees and they are mostly harvested when they are already tried.
They are easy to add to meals to increase nutritive value and boost energy. Goji berry benefits include the ability to naturally treat diabetes, hypertension and common illnesses like the cold or a fever. They’ve also been used to fight depression and anxiety. They’re a great source of antioxidants known as beta-carotene, plus other phytonutrients that help protect skin and eye health.
You can also add them into Your muesli.
Thanks to their ability to reduce blood glucose, regulate cholesterol levels and keep triglycerides at an ideal balance, they’re also shown to prevent heart disease. Wolfberries are a good source of minerals and vitamins such as:
• Vitamin A and C
• And that’s not all – for fruit, they contain a surprisingly high amount of protein and also 8 essential amino acids.
Where to use?
You can add dried or fresh berries to yoghurt, cereal, desserts, baked goods, smoothies, porridge. If you want savory sweetness to your meat dish then they are perfect to add. Make yourself a healthy snack between main meals just mixing nuts with dried goji berries.
Add goji berries also to Your favourite smoothie bowl!