this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; I've been eating about 1/4 pound of Goji Berries for about 2 months now. I swear by their value to my health. In fact at 53... I can't roll out of bed at night anymore if you get my drift. ...
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I've been eating about 1/4 pound of Goji Berries for about 2 months now. I swear by their value to my health. In fact at 53... I can't roll out of bed at night anymore if you get my drift. The wife can't figure out what happened.
Highly recommended to anybody with heart disease. They also get your entire body's waste remove system working properly from your nose to your liver. They really increase your energy. Watch the video below and you will understand why. I only found them at Whole Foods @ $21 a pound. They are easily obtained online. A little expensive but well worth it.
Simply fantastic. Sun dried. Looks like a raisin and taste like a raspberry. Don't be surprised if you need to lower your medications or you could have a problem.
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Wikipedia - Goji Berries (also referred as Wolfberries) contain many nutrients and phytochemicals including
11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
18 amino acids
6 essential vitamins
8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid
beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols
5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin (below), lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties
Select examples given below are for 100 grams of dried berries.
Calcium. Wolfberries contain 112 mg per 100 gram serving, providing about 8-10% of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI).
Potassium. Wolfberries contain 1,132 mg per 100 grams dried fruit, giving about 24% of the DRI.
Iron. Wolfberries have 9 mg iron per 100 grams (100% DRI).
Zinc. 2 mg per 100 grams dried fruit (18% DRI).
Selenium. 100 grams of dried wolfberries contain 50 micrograms (91% DRI)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2). At 1.3 mg, 100 grams of dried wolfberries provide 100% of DRI.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C content in dried wolfberries has a wide range (from different sources) from 29 mg per 100 grams to as high as 148 mg per 100 grams (respectively, 32% and 163% DRI).
Wolfberries also contain numerous phytochemicals for which there are no established DRI values. Examples:
Beta-carotene: 7 mg per 100 grams dried fruit.
Zeaxanthin. Reported values for zeaxanthin content in dried wolfberries vary considerably, from 2.4 mg per 100 grams to 82.4 mg per 100 grams to 200 mg per 100 grams. The higher values would make wolfberry one of the richest edible plant sources known for zeaxanthin content. Up to 77% of total carotenoids present in wolfberry exist as zeaxanthin.
Polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a major constituent of wolfberries, representing up to 31% of pulp weight.
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