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Lycii (Goji) Berries Whole - Stone Creek Health Essentials

Lycii (Goji) Berries Whole

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Botanical Name - Lycium barbarum

Other Names - Chinese boxthorn, Chinese Wolfberry, Wolf Berry, Chinese Matrimony Vine, Goji, Lycii 

Origin - China

Flavor Profile - Slightly sour but sweet. Blends well with herbal teas, fruit peels and sweet and savory cooked foods.

Culinary Usages - Add to puddings and rice while cooking, baked goods and tea blends. May also be soaked in wine or brandy before use to reconstitute. 

Lycii is a member of the nightshade family, which includes tomato, eggplant, potato and tobacco.

In Asia, the bright red berries are used to flavor teas, wines and jelly, or they are used dried in soups, meat and vegetable stews and a rice porridge called conjee. As a tea, the whole berries are often combined with other herbs, such as licorice root and astragalus root.

The nutritional value of goji berries, in terms of Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) value, the standard measure of antioxidant value of foods, goji provides many times more antioxidants than many other fruits and vegetables, including blueberries and spinach. In addition, goji berries pack 22 trace minerals and nearly a dozen essential fatty acids.

Goji berry is very nutrient rich with antioxidant properties essential fatty acids that are generally rare in fruits. Though having been considered in Asia to be one of the most nutrient-rich foods for quite some time, they have more recently been exalted in international commerce to the category of a superfood.

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