How to Pick and Eat Goji Berry in the Right Way

Goji berry is a mild healthy food originated in China, the dried goji berry looks like small sized raisin, except for the color is red, from the ancient time, goji is used in many medicine recipes as it could benefit the liver and kidney, it has special natural sweet taste.

Dried goji berry contains many nutritional matters: Betaine, polysaccharide, crude fat, crude protein, carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, etc. The modern test on animals shows that it doesn’t contain any toxic matters and shall be taken daily without any side effect. It has positive effects on the hematopoietic function, anti-aging, antimutagenic, anti – tumor, anti fatty liver and hypoglycemic effect.

How to tell if the goji is good or not? The most effective way is to taste it, the good dried goji berry tastes sweet and the color doesn’t look very bright, the low quality goji tastes bitter or with very light sweetness. Goji berry can be used in cooking many foods, while the expert of Chinese medicine suggest the patient to eat raw goji berries for less nutritional matters loss, because the high temperature in cooking would damage most of the nutritional matters.