The goji plant is a member of the Nightshade family (including tomatoes and peppers) and has been harvested for thousands of years in Asia, particularly in China and Tibet.

 

The goji plant can grow up to a height of 5 feet, and spring from bright purple, funnel-shaped flowers.

 

The goji berry is a superfood consisting of small red fruits of the goji berry plant which provide a delightful sweet taste.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Goji berries contain high levels of fibre, which can help you feel fuller for longer. As a result, it reduces the feeling of hunger, leading to fewer calories consumed. (1)

 

  • Contain zeaxanthin, anantioxidant known for promoting healthy vision and provides the berries with their distinctive bright red colour. (2)

 

  • Goji berries may help increase men’stestosterone and libido levels which can be a potential natural alternative to pharmaceutical solutions for conditions such as erectile dysfunction. (3)

 

  • Contain antidiabetic properties which may help control blood sugar levels and prevent the risk of type two diabetes. (4)

 

  • Induces apoptosis on cancer cells effectively prevent cancer from spreading further which is significant particularly in liver cancer patients. (5)

 

Goji Berry Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, dried

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 321
Calories from Fat 16
Total Fat 1.79 g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.23 g 1%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 192 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 69.2 g 23%
Dietary Fibre 4.8 g 19%
Sugar 55.6 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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