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Goji berries: Benefits and Curiosity

Goji berries: Benefits and Curiosity

This red fruit with important nutrients and beneficial properties

Not very known until a few decades ago, this fruit with enormous beneficial potential that is cultivated mainly in China, Mongolia and Tibet or at least in regions with temperate or subtropical climate.

It looks like a red berry small in size and is commercially available in the form of dried berry. Very good and sweet on the palate, it has, however, a bitter-sweet taste that sets it apart from other fruits.

This fruit also grows spontaneously, even if, to bring out all its properties, still require the collection and drying in the sun by the man (the procedure takes at least 1 week).

Goji plantations

As all fruits, the fruit of the Goji has beneficial properties not indifferents: high levels of calcium, iron, selenium and zinc to not forget the strong antioxidant power.

It has two variants: Lycium barbarum L. and Lycium chinense, both of the family Solanaceae.

Its extracts are in fact molt or useful against free radicals that contribute to skin aging and also to the healthy cells malformations.

There are lighthouses ways of recruitment, usually:

- Dried Goji Berries, especially for purchases in the globalized world

- Goji Juice 100% pure, which keeps intact all its nutritional properties

- Goji extract in capsules

Fruit of the Goji berry, by its distinctive red fire

The right amount seems to be about a handful.

Curiosity: In China, this fruit is called "Fruit of Longevity" and is widely used in homeopathic preparations, and in common usage as a result.


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