The goji fruit
One of the healthiest berries in the world and their effect
Goji berries contain by far the greatest potential of health-promoting nutrients that I encountered in my decades of research. The positive effect on the organism is unparalleled and unmatched by any other known plant.
Prof. Dr. Earl Mindell, an expert in nutritional supplements, healthy eating and author of dozens of besteller health-books small>
Goji berries are known for thousands of years by the Chinese as vitality and energy provider. Many scientists have researched the fruit to reveal unknown vital substances and the exact composition of the miracle fruit.
These small red berries are rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and essential amino acids, as well as many important minerals.
In professional circles, people are already talking of a true health and anti-aging sensation.
Ingredients of goji berries
In the fruit is mainly found a Vitamin C precursor. There are also important carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. Furthermore, we find the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B12 and E, the minerals calcium , magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Also important are trace elements such as iron, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium and many more.
The main ingredients of the goji berry are:
- 18 amino acids: including all essential amino acids
- 21 trace elements: including germanium, helps fight cancer cells
- More protein than whole wheat
- Spectrum of carotenoids
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B complex
- Vitamin E, otherwise rarely found in fruits
- Beta-sitosterol: lowers cholesterol
- Essential fatty acids
- Cyperone: has a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels
- Sesquiterpenoid: antibacterial
- Betaine: improves memory and speeds up muscle growth
The goji plant
The goji plant is a solanaceous plant of the genus boxthorn. It is used as an ornamental plant and is part of Chinese cuisine and traditional Chinese medicine.
The goji plant is a deciduous shrub that can be two to four meter high. His virgate, usually prickly branches hang down like bow and wear elongated, lanceolate long gray-green leaves. The heyday of our goji plants in Andalusia is from April to June and sometimes July.
Pollination is by insects (bees) or self-pollination. Our bright orange-red goji berries ripen from June through September and sometimes into October. The harvest is handpicked.