Also known as Wolfberries or, if you fancy Latin, lyceum barbarum, they have not been generally available until a few years ago. The Goji berry is a slightly sweet, delicate tasting berry that is mostly sold in its dry state and can be eaten alone, or sprinkled over salads, yogurts, smoothies, trail mixes and more.
And it doesn’t only taste lovely, it has many, and I mean MANY, amazing health benefits. According to Medicine News Today, its levels of photochemicals (beta-carotene, polysaccharides, zeaxanthine) really have an impact on your body and mind. They:
protect the EYES
provide IMMUNE SUPPORT
protect against CANCER
promote healthy SKIN
stabilize BLOOD SUGAR
improve DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, SLEEP
and prevent LIVER damage (Medical News Today). Be aware that Goji berries come in many different levels of quality/price; this is one of those foods where spending a bit more to get a higher quality is worth every cent.
p.s. you might find Gouji berries listed as ‘Gou Qi Zi’ in your Chinese herbal formula 😊