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Continental Drifter

Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

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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.


Nutritional summary:

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%)


Health benefits:

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 Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.