Goji berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, due to this red berry’s many nutritional and medicinal benefits. When dried, it has a red-orange colour with a sweet, tangy taste.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, low in calories, a good source of fibre, and containing 18 amino acids (rare for a fruit), this high anti-oxidant food has many health benefits.
Its many benefits include:
- Boosting immunity due to its high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants;
- Stabilising blood sugar levels;
- Promoting healthy skin;
- Improving eye health thanks to to the antioxidants and beta-carotene; and
- Being a good source of iron.
Ingredients: dried goji berries
How to use: Goji berries are a great on-the-go snack. Add to cereals, fruit bowls, smoothies, nuts and seeds and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Risks: Always consult your medical practitioner before using goji berries for medicinal purposes. They may interact with blood thinners or medication for diabetes and blood pressure.