The queen of super fruits – the goji berry

I’ve posted a few recipes containing Goji berries (also called wolf berry) but do you realise how INCREDIBLE these little berries actually are?

They contain 15 times more iron than spinach contains, have the highest concentration of protein than any other fruit and are bursting at the seams with vitamin C. Overall they are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth.

Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well. They have been used for thousands of year both medicinally and as a culinary ingredient.

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This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds.

They can be consumed raw, made into a tea or extract, or as an ingredient in soups, salads, smoothies, snacks.

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Gojis are most commonly available in dried form, and make a great snack eaten as is, added to trail mix, muesli or oatmeal. They can also be soaked for a couple of hours in enough water to cover them. Then the soak water can be drained off and makes a delicious drink, or both water and berries added to smoothies.

There is no doubt that the humble goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse, however, if you consume goji berries while also taking medication for diabetes, or blood pressure, or take the blood thinner warfarin, some adverse reactions may occur. Please do consult your doctor if that is the case.