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Goji Berries

 

Goji Berries

 

I first discovered these on a stall at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London. They originate from Asia. 

 

 

Nutritional Value

Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to:

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. One of zeaxanthin’s key roles is to protect the retina of the eye by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant. In fact, increased intake of foods containing zeathanthin may decrease the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65.

Gillian McKeith’s site dedicates a whole page of wonderful information on Goji Berries.  

You can add them to fruit salads and desserts or just munch on a bunch of them anytime, any place.

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