Known as the anti-aging fruit, goji berries are a darling of the
superfood world. Packed with powerful antioxidants, they offer
benefits for the skin, immune system, and more. These 100% natural
dried red goji berries are grown in the vast Himalayan Mountain
region. Naturally sweet and chewy, these non-GMO delights are
simply delicious. Sprinkle goji berries on oatmeal, serve them in
tea, or snack on them out of the bag.
6 Surprising Health Benefits of Goji Berries
1) Anti-Aging Superfood - Goji berries are considered the world's
most powerful anti-aging food. They're rated #1 on the ORAC (Oxygen
Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, which measures the antioxidant
level of foods. Antioxidants fight free radical damage associated
with diseases and premature aging. Dried goji berries contain 3
times the antioxidants of pomegranates!
2) Protect Eyesight - Goji berries contain two key nutrients that
support vision: lutein and zeaxanthin. Studies show that consuming
high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin lowers the risk for
developing age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other
3) Promote Skin Health - The vitamins in dried goji berries can
give your skin a healthy, youthful glow. The rich content of
vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc naturally occurring in goji berries
helps to improve skin tone and texture. Research suggests that
vitamin C and zinc act as antioxidants to lessen the harmful
effects of UV radiation on the skin.
4) Boosts Immune System - Goji berries contain even more vitamin C
per ounce than oranges. They are also high in the trace element
selenium, which fights bacterial and viral infections. Adding a
small handful of dried goji berries to hot teas or soups isn’t a
bad idea when the cold and flu season hits.
5) Good Source of Amino Acids - Goji berries contain 18 amino
acids, including all eight essential amino acids. Our bodies use
this combination of amino acids to build the proteins we need.
Since we cannot synthesize essential amino acids from scratch, we
must obtain them through our diet.
6) Liver & Kidney Benefits - A compound found in goji berries
called betaine, is used by the liver to produce choline. Choline
supports the liver and kidneys by helping them expel toxins and
waste from the body.
What Do Goji Berries Taste Like?
Dried goji berries have a mild sweetness and are slightly chewy,
which makes them perfect for snacking or using in beverages and
How to Use Goji Berries in Recipes
1) Teas, smoothies & other beverages - Reconstitute goji
berries by soaking them in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes, until
they become plump and chewy. When the goji berry is reconstituted,
it takes on a hearty sweetness and is wonderful in beverages.
2) Goji Berry Parfait - For this single serving parfait, you’ll
need 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup granola, 1/4 cup soaked goji
berries, and 1/4 cup fresh berries. In a tall glass, layer
one-third of the yogurt, half of the granola and all of the fresh
berries. Repeat layers with the goji berries this time. Finish with
the remaining yogurt.
3) Goji Trail Mix - Combine 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/3
cup goji berries, 1/3 cup dried blueberries, and 1/3 cup dark
chocolate chips in a bowl. Place 1/4 cup in baggies and enjoy as an
4) Baked Goods - After combining all the ingredients for your
batter, fold in 3/4 cup soaked goji berries in place of
blueberries, chocolate chips, or similar add-ins. Bake according to
5) Other Uses - Goji berries make a sweet and healthy snack on
their own, and are also delicious as a topping for oatmeal or
cereal. Toss them in salads or let them soak in soups for a chewy
treat. Goji berries are also delightful in quinoa, rice, and other
What Are Goji Berries?
Goji berries are small, bright red fruits of the Lycium barbarum
shrub that’s native to China. First used by the Tibetans in China
to treat various ailments, goji berries have been a part of Eastern
cuisine and medicine for over 2,000 years. In Chinese mythology,
goji berries are known as the fruit of immortality. Even today,
Chinese medicine uses goji berries to treat the liver, immune
system, circulation problems, and more. Goji berries may also be
referred to by alternate names such as western snowberries and
What Experts Are Saying About Goji Berries
Chef Joe of PBS's Taste This TV used our goji berries to make
Chocolate Covered Goji Berries, and he loved them!
"Goji berries…mother nature's gift! I have used many different goji
products in my career and I have never worked with such a fresh
product. Nuts.com goji berries come fresh, directly out of the
package. Not only are you getting all the wonderful health
benefits, but they taste so natural and fresh! From the plant to
your table, Nuts.com is sure to satisfy your palette! Thank you,
Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick
Our Registered Dietitian and Health Nut likes to add these vitamin
A rich berries to trail mix. Vitamin A is linked to boosting the
immune system and plays a critical role in vision. For a simple
trail mix recipe, combine 1 cup of your favorite nuts and seeds, 1
cup of goji berries, and 1 cup of granola.