Goji berries are mainly grown in China, and this member of the wild berry family is also known as Chinese wolfberry, cambronera, Himalayan goji and Tibetan goji. Goji berries are about the size of a regular raisin with a rich, red color.
Here’s a quick list of the health benefits of Goji berries. It has a lot of vitamins, minerals and high antioxidant content. Goji berries have 18 Amino acids, Iron, Beta Carotene, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E. In Tibetan medicine, Goji berries are used in the treatment of kidney and liver problems, eye problems, rashes, allergies, tuberculosis and diabetes. Due to its high level of antioxidants, they are also believed to increase longevity and strengthen the immune system.
Goji berries can be bought in specialty supermarkets and because they are quite chewy, you can easily mix them with your favorite breakfast of oatmeal, cereal or just directly consume the dried or fresh variety. Scientists are still exploring the numerous health benefits of these unusual berries, and their findings are promising so you can expect a lot from these tiny wild berries in the coming months.