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Definition of Goji Berry

Definition: Goji Berry

Goji Berry, also known as Chinese Wolfberry and Lycium, is a small, soft red fruit commonly used in Chinese medicine. The berries are believed to boost the immune system, sperm production, circulation, increase longevity, and help protect the liver. They are rich in amino acids, vitamins, beta-carotene (which also makes them great for the eyes), and antioxidants; they contain 2,000 times the amount as oranges.

When dried, they can be directly ingested or brewed in tea; I've tried these chewy delights and they're pretty tasty. More and more we are seeing the berries in beauty products such as cleansers and creams. Keep an eye out for this super fruit in upcoming product launches.


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laurenautomatic laurenautomatic 9 years
These are the berries in the berry SoyJoy bars, which are really good and healthy.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 9 years
ooooh, i'm going to try to find some!
Advah Advah 9 years
I love goji berries. :) I'd never heard of them until I saw my Chinese flatmate a few years ago putting them in sauces, it was delicious!! Now I put them in stir-fries, any soup or sauces I make. I def recommend them. :)
rzrz rzrz 9 years
It is also known as wolfberry. You can get it in any Chinese herbal shop and just wash and pour hot water and voila! Beauty drink!
Cher412 Cher412 9 years
FYI and precaution: Goji berries do have certain health claims, but there are limited studies proving its efficacy. The fruit falls under the category of "herbal medications" and has been found to interact with certain medications. Goji berries can increase the risk of bleeding in patients on blood thinners, like Coumadin / warfarin. Goji berries inhibit the liver enzyme, CYP 2C9.
junkotokiio junkotokiio 9 years
yeah in china we drink tea with this and lots of different dried fruit the most common tea is called 8 wonders tea it's delicious!
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
ok goji berries are so so so so so tasty. i could eat a whole bag he he he
emalove emalove 9 years
They sound like they have a lot of great health benefits.
niche niche 9 years
There's also go go goji: sparkling blush color in tarte's double dose berry boost & gloss. I'm addicted to this gloss.
elle619 elle619 9 years
I just bought that gloss yesterday jfellows. Can't wait to see how this berry works out for me :)
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 9 years
the new "o-gloss" from Smashbox has goji berries in it...turns your lips your own individual shade of pink! :)
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