Ecoideas Goji Berries are sustainably grown in Tibetan Plateau, which yields a superior variety of goji berry with a softer texture. Goji berries are a potent antioxidant and contain 19 amino acids, 27 trace minerals, vitamin E, B1, B2, B6, and C. Our goji berries are certified to be free of yeast/mold and microbial bacteria. They are also completely raw, and have no added sulphur.
– Unsulphured and Raw
– Powerful Antioxidant
– Vitamin C, B, Iron and Amino Acids
– Delicious, Tender and Sweet
– Sustainably Grown in the Tibetan Plateau
The recommended daily intake of Goji Berries is a small handful (20 to 30g).
They can be eaten as a dry or wet snack (after being soaked overnight). Mix them into cereals, yogurt or blend them into smoothies. Also, add to recipes for muffins and breads or add to soup for a unique added flavour.
Compare the ANTIOXIDANT capacity of Ecoideas® Goji Berries with other fruits and vegetables:
USDA data on foods with high ORAC scores
|Food||Serving size||Antioxidant capacity per serving size|
|Ethnoscience Goji Berries||1cup (fresh berries)||25,100|
|Ethnoscience Goji Berries||1cup (dried berries)||18,100|
|Blueberries||1 cup (wild berries)||13427|
|Blueberries||1 cup (cultivated berries)||9019|
|Cranberries||1 cup (whole berries)||8983|
|Blackberries||1 cup (cultivated berries)||7701|
|Sweet Cherries||1 cup||4873|
22 Reasons to Add Goji Berries to Your Diet
(Research based on references at bottom of page.)
1. Life Extension
The body’s ten trillion cells are under constant attack by free-radicals from harmful environmental agents, which accelerate aging by destroying vital body cells faster than they can be replaced. The unique master molecule polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants in Goji berries help to fight free-radical damage throughout the body and prevent premature aging. Goji is known as the “longevity fruit.
Goji berries have been shown to stimulate the release by the pituitary gland of HGH (human growth hormone), the youth hormone. The benefits of natural HGH are extensive and may include reduction of body fat, better sleep, improved memory, accelerated healing, restored libido, and a more youthful appearance.
3. Energy and Strength
Known as one of Asia’s most powerful adaptogens, Goji is reported to increase stamina, and endurance and helps to eliminate fatigue, especially when recovering from illness.
4. Heart Strength
Goji contains cyperone, a sesquiterpene that supports normal heart and blood pressure levels within normal ranges. Its anthocyanins may help to maintain the normal strength and integrity of a healthy cardiovascular system.
5. Blood Profiles
Almost one in four U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Current research is being done on how the master molecule polysaccharides in Goji berries may help to keep blood pressure within the normal range.
6. Cholesterol Levels
Goji berries contain beta-sitosterol, which, as studies indicate, helps to maintain normal cholesterol levels. The high antioxidant content may contribute to keeping cholesterol from oxidizing and forming plaque and the flavonoids support healthy circulation.
7. Enhanced Libido and Sexual Function
The Goji berry is revered as one of the best sexual tonic herbs in Asian medicine and is legendary for helping to spark the passions. In fact, an old Chinese proverb cautions men who are travelling far from their wives and families: “He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat Goji!” Goji berries can markedly increase libido in both men and women.
8. Menopausal Conditions
In traditional Chinese medicine, some menopausal issues have been associated with a deficiency in kidney yin. Goji continues to be one of the yin tonics of choice to support hormonal balance in women.
9. Balanced Blood Sugar
The polysaccharides in Goji berries can help balance healthy blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
10. Memory Tonic
Goji is considered the premier “brain tonic” in Asia. It contains betaine, which is converted in the body into choline. Choline is believed to enhance memory and recall ability.
Goji is easily digested as a dry-berry, rehydrated, blended in a smoothie, used in soups, salads and morning cereals (hot or cold).
12. Normal Kidney Health
In Chinese medicine it is believed that the kidney is the most important of all the vital organs and that it controls the brain, as well as the other organs. Proper kidney function is considered essential for survival. Goji has a well-deserved reputation as a kidney supertonic, influencing both yin and yang energy.
13. Happy Berry
An effective adaptogen, Goji helps the body to cope with stress by providing the energy reserves needed for handling challenges. It is said that regular consumption of Goji brings a cheerful attitude and is known in Asia as the “happy berry.”
Goji has been used throughout Asia for occasional sleep disturbances. In several medical study groups with elderly people, most individuals taking Goji berries reported a better quality of sleep.
Since ancient times Goji berries are very popular for supporting normal vision health. Modern Chinese scientists speculate that Goji berries may be able to reduce the time it takes for the eyes to adapt to darkness, possibly due to their powerful antioxidant carotenoids.
16. Heightened Immune Response
The immune system is the body’s “armed forces.” More than 40 years of research have revealed Goji’s ability to affect immunity by controlling many of the body’s important defenses. Chinese physicians use Goji polysaccharides to enhance and balance the activity of all classes of immune cells, including T-cells, cytotoxic T-cells, NK cells, lysozyme, and the immunoglobulins IgG and IgA.
17. General Health Support
The free-radical superoxide has been implicated as having an important role in the onset and progression of human ailments. Superoxide is neutralized in the body by the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD); however, you produce less SOD as you age. At any age, the stresses of everyday life can overwhelm your body’s ability to produce sufficient SOD to ward off illness. Goji helps restore the balance of the SOD enzyme.
18. Headaches and Dizziness
In traditional Chinese medicine, occasional headache and dizziness are often said to be caused by deficiencies in kidney yin (vital essence) and yang (function). Goji is among the most frequently used fruits for restoring the yin/yang balance.
DNA is the most import chemical in the body because it carries the blueprint for all the traits inherited from ancestors. DNA ensures that cells in the body that need replacement are faithfully reproduced as healthy, exact duplicates. Exposure to chemicals, pollutants, and free-radicals can cause DNA damage and breakage, leading to genetic mutations and illness. Goji’s betaine and master molecule polysaccharides have been used to restore and repair damaged DNA.
20. Increase Fertility
Goji has long been used by Asian physicians for infertility in both men and women. In women, Goji is said to have an unmatched ability to restore jing (reproductive essence). In men, Goji polysaccharides are used to support the extended life of sperm cells.
21. Inhibit Lipid Peroxidation
Cholesterol and other blood lipids can become a concern when they react in the body to form lipid peroxides. Goji increases levels of an important blood enzyme that may inhibit the formation of lipid peroxides.
22. Liver Function
Goji contains betaine, which supports normal liver function and cardiovascular health.
Why is the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Important?
An ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity scale) unit is defined as a measure of the ability of antioxidants to absorb oxygen “free radicals” in the body. The ORAC assay integrates the strength and duration of antioxidant protection for a product into a single numerical value, and has been shown to highly correlate with the level and the time of protection in cells, body tissues and blood levels. There is an almost perfect correlation between the ORAC value and the antioxidant and immune system protection in the body.
ORAC is important because it is an indication of a food’s ability to provide the body and blood with immune enhancing factors (antioxidants) that combat oxidizing (rusting) of the bodies cells, membranes, and tissues; in a word – the anti-aging potency.