What’s a goji berry?
You might have heard of goji berries and their health benefits. But do they live up these claims? Their history as a medicinal plant has roots in ancient China. Many people use goji berries to treat eye, liver, and kidney ailments. Also known as wolfberries, these festive red berries have a sweet, slightly-sour taste and often come in dried form, like raisins.
If you’re looking to add more nutrition to your diet, read on to decide if goji berries are right for you.
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Goji berries are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including:
These berries contain all 8 essential amino acids. A single 4 ounce serving provides nearly 10 percent of your daily value for protein. For fruit, this is a surprising amount of protein.
The carbohydrates in goji berries are also complex carbs. This means your blood sugar will raise slowly, reducing your risk of a sugar crash afterwards.https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-blueberries#section11