things come in small packages. Partial evidence for that
old cliché could have come from regarding the mighty nutritional
profile of the tiny, red Tibetan goji berry:
||a powerful antioxidant
||18 kinds of amino acids
||more beta carotene than
||500 times more vitamin C
by weight than oranges
||vitamins B1, B2, B6, and
||polysaccharides that fortify
the immune system and stimulate the pituitary gland
Are they really are the world's
most nutrient-dense fruit? They certainly are a nutritional powerhouse,
with few, if any, rivals. Goji berries have a delicate flavor, with
cherry and cranberry undertones, but milder than either.
Goji berry vs. Wolfberry.....
there is a difference. The Tibetan Goji berry is a member of the Solaneca
family, the "mother plant" to the Chinese (lycium) wolfberry. The locals
explain that the Chinese took this plant from Tibet over two centuries
ago and since have polluted it, cross-cloned it, and contaminated the
soils in which the wolfberries grow, with DDT and other pesticides.
A recent botanical research team toured all of the botanical farms in
all the Chinese provinces and reported there are no organic farms, in
China and the wolfberries grown were highly contaminated with pesticides.
The Tibet Goji berries offered here have been grown in protected valleys,
in wild and cultivated areas of inner Mongolia in million year-old soil
where pesticides have never been used.
"The plants grow like
bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. The round, red berries
are harvested in the late summer and early autumn by being shaken
onto mats, then shade-dried. (The berries are not touched by hand,
as they will oxidize and turn black if touched while fresh.)"
(Doctor of Tibetan Buddhist Medicine)
to get Goji berries:
Go to http://www.rawfood.com.
More goji berry information is available at Dr. Dobos' website click here.