Goji Berries

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Goji Berries have been a source of nutrition in Asia for thousands of years. Originating from south-east Europe, Goji berries are now grown throughout the world and have a pleasantly fruity taste.

Goji berries are rich in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin C and iron.

Key Nutritional Messages About Goji Berries

  • Vitamins B2, C and iron help reduce tiredness and fatigue,
  • Vitamin B2 aids with maintenance of normal skin, and vitamin C to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the skin and gums.
  • Vitamin C and iron to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Vitamin B2 helps maintenance of normal red blood cells and iron contributes to formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.
  • Natural source of antioxidants - vitamins B2 and C, which both contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

However, these statements must be compared to evidence that goji berries are no more nutritious than fruit and fresh vegetables. [1]

Using Goji Berries

Suggested Use: delicious straight out of the bag, or add to breakfast cereals, smoothies, desserts and cakes.

References

  1. NHS Direct (2015) Do goji berries deserve their A-list status? [1]. Accessed 9 October 2015.