For over 2500 years, Goji berries have been traditionally eaten in Asia for their medicinal properties. Many of the people in some areas of Tibet and elsewhere who regularly eat the berries are known to commonly live to be over 100 years old with no health problems. Goji berries are traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help fight fatigue, protect the liver and kidneys, stimulate the immune system and ward off aging.
These unique tasting berries are a great snack right out of the bag, as well as a great addition to many recipes such as energy balls, trail mixes, granolas bars, oatmeal or smoothies. They’re also a great topping for your favourite salad, and make a very tasty tea when rehydrated in a cup with hot water.
Need more inspiration? Try these recipes:
Wholesome vanilla chia breakfast smoothie
Goji berry tabouleh
Avocado chocolate and goji berry truffles
Green iced tea with lime and goji berries
Exotic citrus smoothie with pineapple and goji berries
Mango smoothie bowl with goji berry and Machu Pichu mix
Roasted almond, sesame, goji berry and date bars
Crunchy hazelnut praline spread
Vanilla chia pudding with berries
Can be kept in a cool, dry cupboard, protected from light and humidity for up to 12 months.
China, Zhongning / Ningxia
Goji berries are nicknamed the “Berry of Tibetan Longevity” since Tibetans consider this fruit to be the secret to a long healthy life.