Monday, December 14, 2009
Goji Berries, 8 oz, Sunfood (raw, certified organic)
In 2002, David Wolfe and Sunfood (www.sunfood.com) introduced Goji Berries to the Internet, to the Raw-Living Foods culture, and to healthfood stores worldwide. Since that time Goji Berries have become a health-craze and superfood phenomenon. David Wolfe and Sunfood (www.sunfood.com) continue to lead the world with the best tasting and most nutritious certified organic Goji Berries found anywhere.
Sunfood’s Organic Goji Berries grow in protected Chinese valleys in million-year-old soil in wild and cultivated areas. The plants grow like bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. The berries are never touched by hand as they will oxidize and turn black if touched while fresh. They are shaken onto mats, then dried in the shade.
Our Organic Goji Berries are a deep-red, dried fruit about the same size as a raisin. The Goji berry tastes somewhat like a cross between a cranberry and a cherry.
Out of the 8,000 food-herbs in the systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the thousands of years of history that back it, Goji Berries are considered the number one food-herb. They have the number one ranking.
What nutrients are found in Goji Berries?
Although new to the cuisine of Western culture, the Chinese have known of the special powers of Goji Berries for thousands of years. Consider the following…
Goji Berries (sometimes called Wolfberries) are perhaps the most nutritionally-rich fruit on the planet. They taste delicious and are well-balanced for nearly all body types and metabolisms.
Goji Berries are a complete protein source. They contain 18 different amino acids (on par with bee pollen) and contain all 8 essential amino acids (such as isoleucine and tryptophan).
Goji Berries contain up to 21 trace minerals (the main ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium, and phosphorus).
Goji Berries also contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E.