Shoot Froot - Goji Berry
About the Goji Berry superfruit
Name: Goji Berry
Scientific name: Lycium barbarum
Other names: Wolfberry, Chinese Wolfberry, Common Matrimony Vine, Goji
The plant is a deciduous perennial shrub originally from China.
Its fruits, which are egg-shaped and the size of small rose-hips, are a rich source of nutrients.
Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins with multiple medicinal uses.
Vitamin A 390 µg (55.71%)
Iron, Fe 1.9 mg (23.75%)
Carbohydrate 21.58 g (16.60%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 13.6 mg (15.11%)
Total dietary Fiber 3.6 g (9.47%)
Protein 3.99 g (7.98%)
Threonine 0.1 g (5.68%)
Sodium, Na 83 mg (5.53%)
Calcium, Ca 53 mg (5.30%)
Antioxidant, prevents diabetes, reduces cholesterol, prevents cancer, protects liver, eliminates free radicals, protects the cardiovascular system
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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.