Goji berries, scientifically known as Lycium barbarum, are native to Asia, and grown in both the northern and southern parts of the country. Goji berries have a sweet, slightly tangy flavor that is comparable to cranberries. Some people describe them as having a subtle "herb-like" aftertaste, which makes them ideal for both savory and sweet dishes. Gojis resemble raisins in appearance since they are dried, but they have a brighter pink hue and a unique sweet/tart "bite."
For almost 2,000 years, the goji berry plant, also known as "wolfberry fruit" in China, has been utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to folklore, monks in the Himalayan Mountains ate goji berries soaked in hot water to promote meditation and gain increased health, vitality, longevity, energy, and endurance.
Goji berries are low in calories, fat-free, high in fiber, and high in antioxidants. They can help you fight free radicals that cause disease, efficiently control your weight, and have improved digestion. Goji berries, which are commonly consumed raw, dried, or in liquid or powder form, contain a wide spectrum of phytonutrients, vitamins, and trace minerals, earning them the moniker "superfood berries" by many health experts.
In fact, goji berries have been linked to enhanced energy, athletic performance, sleep quality, ease of awakening, capacity to focus on tasks, mental clarity, relaxation, emotions of health, satisfaction, and happiness, as well as decreased weariness and stress.
◉ Berries should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.