- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Shanti's organic Goji Berries are dried, whole berries without added preservatives, oils, salt or sugar. These plump and oblong berries are fruity in flavor, while chewy and tender in texture. Our Goji Berries are ideal for snacking, cooking, baking, or as a topping for cereal, granola, yogurt, and salads. They can be soak overnight in water to soften them, so they can easily blend in smoothies. Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are a reddish-orange berry with a slightly sweet and usually sour flavor. With a very high antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties among other amazing qualities, goji berries are known to be one of the most nutritionally dense foods on Earth. They have been considered a miracle food for ages and have long been incorporated in treatments for high blood pressure and diabetes, and to improve brain health. Because they are incredibly rich in vitamin A, goji berries are also said to be really great for protecting vision. Goji berries are extremely alkaline, so they’re very useful to help rebalance a highly acidic pH. They are a great addition to an alkaline diet, or really any diet that needs more alkalinity in it.
Story, Folklore, History...
Cultivated along the fertile floodplains of the Yellow River, for more than 600 years, Ningxia wolfberries have earned a reputation throughout Asia for its premium quality, sometimes described commercially as “red diamonds”.
When ripe, the oblong, red berries are tender and must be picked carefully or shaken from the vine into trays to avoid spoiling. The fruits are preserved by drying them in full sun on open trays or by mechanical dehydration employing a progressively increasing series of heat exposure over 48 hours.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Base flavor: Berry
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Health: Goji Berries - by Safiya Motala
Often praised as a superfood, these little berries pack quite a punch. If you are looking for something to add to recipes or a healthy treat, look no further.
Goji Berries (or Wolf Berries) are bright orange in colour and originate from China. These berries have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine, believed to increase lifespan and improve health.
12 potential health benefits:
- Improves overall well-being
- Contain beta-carotene and 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A in 28g
- Source of iron (14% of the recommended daily intake in 28g)
- Full of antioxidants
- Great source of selenium, 25% of the recommended daily intake in 28g
- Improves athletic performance
- Improves energy
- Improves sleep quality
- Helps aid in weight loss
- Low calorie
- Lots of fibre
What do you do with goji berries?
- You can use goji berries in tea by infusing 1 heaping teaspoon or more into 8oz boiling water, leave it covered for 5-10 minutes. You can...