Goji Berries

About Goji Berries

Goji Berries is considered the king of berries and also called Wolfberries, matrimony vine or Lycium Barbarum which belongs to the Solanaceae family and are small bright red-orange berries. This berry has been used as a traditional Asian medicine for thousands of years and as food supplement for numerous ailments. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried and are used in herbal teas, juices and as a tonic to increase longevity. Goji Berries is considered a “superfood” because of its high concentration of nutrients.

Goji Berries Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

The health properties of goji berries include immune system booster, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Because of their high antioxidant content (especially zeaxanthin) goji berries can help protect the cells of the eyes. Goji berries may also help with macular degeneration, that is a common disorder that cause irreversible loss of vision. Lycium Barbarum polysaccharide, extracted from Lycium Barbarum that is found to have anticancer effect. Goji Berry extract can help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and, inflammation is linked to Alzheimer's desease. Goji berries can treat another common health problems like depression and common cold.

Goji Berries Nutritional Information

Goji berries are energy boosting because they are rich in vitamins B and also are an exceptionally good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc which are perfect for strengthening your immune system. Goji berry’s beta-carotene content is among the highest for comestible plants.

Goji Berries Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 83 4%
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g 2%
Sodium 24 mg
Potassium 840 mg
Total Carbohydrate 21 g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8 g 32%
Sugars 13 g
Protein 11 g 22%

Vitamins
Vitamin A 9000 IU (180%
Vitamin B1 Thiamin 0.1 mg (10%)
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 1.3 mg (75%)
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 19.2 mg (32%)

Minerals
Calcium 100 mg (10%)
Copper 2 mg (100%)
Iron 9 mg (50%)
Potassium 840 mg (24%)
Selenium 63.7 mcg (91%)
Sodium 24 mg (1%)
Zinc 2.7 mg (18%)

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate % daily values based on 2,000 calories.

References:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goji%20berry
https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-5198007
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/goji-berry/570