New trend in the ranks of the super fruits are the Asian Goji berries. Although they are not really new. The Goji berries have been eaten by Tibetans and Chinese for more than 6, 000 years for the preservation of the health of the liver, the strengthening of the bones and immune system as well as the eye health (macular degeneration).
In addition, goji berries have a supporting effect in lowering the cholesterol level.
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The goji berries can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried. They are usually available as dried berries, dietary supplements (powder), ingredients in cereals, chocolate or energy bars, or as juice. You can buy them in many online shops as well as in health food stores and health food stores. The healthy Beeen can also be processed in delicious Goji berry recipes.
Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and because of their health benefits, they are triumphing from Asia to the West. With us they are also known as Bocksdorn. The Latin name is Lycium barbarum. The Acai berries and Hoodia have received similar attention recently as the Goji berries.
Especially many healthy ingredients are in the dried fruits (you can enjoy the health benefits of the whole fruit) or in the juice. Dietary supplements and mixed juices, on the other hand, contain lower concentrations of the berries and are sometimes mixed with sugar or other additives. The same applies if you pour the dried goji berries into a tea with hot water - often in combination with a green tea for the taste.
If you have a garden, you can also plant a summery green goji shrub and then, with some patience and luck, harvest your own berries. The dried small red fruits are reminiscent of raisins in size and consistency. They taste sweet with a slightly licorice, very intense taste.
In addition to the antioxidants, goji berries also contain a great deal of vitamin C and B vitamins. Furthermore, they are rich in polysaccharides, amino acids and trace elements.
Having eaten in Asia for millennia, the goji berries are relatively new to us. Although there are hardly any scientific studies on their health effects, their high proportion of antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements makes them a valuable supplement to the supply of vital substances.
The goji berries are easy to incorporate into the diet plan. For example as dried fruits in muesli or yoghurt or just as a nibble in between. And of course as drinks in the form of tea or juice.
Because goji berries also have calories, about 343 calories per 100 grams of dried goji berries, they should, like other dried fruits, only be eaten in moderation and taken into account in the daily calorie balance. A tablespoon (about 6 grams) sprinkled over the muesli or yoghurt, delivers about 21 kilocalories. As with all fruits, the whole fruit is always better than juice, tea or supplement supplements. Because when processing valuable ingredients can be lost.
Often manufacturers advertise the "new" miracle fruits or Superfruits with dubious statements about the effect. One should not be fooled: Goji berries are healthy, but there is, for example, no proven connection with a weight loss and other exaggerated health statements should not be misleading. Goji berries are not miracle fruits, but just a variety of fruit among many others that are good for our health.
As always: measure, balanced and varied food. That means Goji berries combined with a grated apple for muesli, the next morning strawberries and then again pears, blueberries or blackberries. The variety of our body benefits most of the variety of health-promoting antioxidants and we do not eat a certain kind of fruit "over".