Goji Berries for Healthy Snacking

For thousands of years, Goji Berries have been used in Chinese medicine for a variety of reasons. Since the beginning of the 21st century, these berries have gained a lot of attention in the media worldwide  for their nutrient value. They are available in a variety of formats - dried fruits, powder form, in the form or drinks/juice and even capsules.

In my journey towards healthy eating, I have cut down on unhealthy processed food and now snack on healthier options like fruits, nuts and seeds. These shrivelled red berries are the latest addition to my healthy snacking routine. Goji berries are said to offer a whole load of health benefits like: boosting the immune system, offering protection against cancer and heart conditions and in general increasing the life expectancy. While there are no proper medical evidences to substantiate all these claims, one thing is for sure and that is the nutritional value of these wonder fruits. Goji Berry is said to have high concentrations of Iron, is high in carotenoids (pro-vitamin A) and B vitamins. It contains more than 20 trace elements and minerals as well as all essential amino acids.

While I eat the berries as is in the dried fruit form, you can add them to cereals, have it with yogurt or even add it to a smoothie. I like their texture and taste. It is a bit crunchy and not very sweet nor too bitter/tart. It feels like a mix of raisins and cranberry.

There are lots on online stores, health food stores and Chinese herbal shops selling Goji Berries. The ones that I am enjoying came from nu3 - a leading supplier of nutrients and supplements to the European market. At nu3 you will find a vast selection of nutritional products ranging from vitamins to protein shakes to organic teas.

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