What is Goji Berries?
Goji berries are also known as Chinese wolfberries or Tibetan goji berries. It is a fruit that is cultivated in China but it also grown in the sheltered valleys of the Himalayas in Tibet. Due to its commercial success – it is now cultivated in Europe and North America.
Goji berries are used as a traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine for general health and have been consumed for more than 3,ooo years.
It is claimed that goji berries contains 500 times more vitamin C than Oranges. However, this claim has not been proven so please don’t believe all the hype about this fruit. Although it does contain the same amount of Vitamin C as a lemon or lime. It is also rich in a number of micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, and contain all of the 8 essential amino acids that we as humans don’t produce naturally and need to get from food.
Dried goji berries just taste like dried raisins. In fact, they looks like bright red raisins.
Preparation & Storage
Dried goji berries should be stored in an airtight container and kept in a dark cool place.
Cooking with Goji berries
In Asian cooking, goji berries are added to soup, stews, meat, etc. You can also eat them straight from the packet.
If you want to replace the taste of goji berries then the recommended substitutions are dried currants or dried cranberries. But if you want to replace the nutritional value then your best bet would be raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. As they have great antioxidant benefits too.
Where can I buy it?
You can buy goji berries at most supermarkets, health food shops, Asian supermarkets and online.
Recipes with Goji berries
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