GREEK GOJI BERRY: In dried form from 4G
Did the ancients use the goji berry for longevity? Of course. Goji Berry (the berry of happiness) is the common name that has prevailed outside of China for a fruit, and other names for the plant goji berry, for example, the English name “wolfberry” derives from confusion with the name of the genus (Lycium), which fits with the word “Lycos”, a Greek word for wolf.
In the English-speaking world, the word Goji Berry has been used since the beginning of the 21st century as a synonym for “wolfberry”. The word “goji” is the accent of gouqi in Taiwan Hokkien, the official purist Chinese name of the plant, developed in the West for these wolfberry commercial products.
Goji Berry is a rich source of nutrients and amino acids. Goji Berry is considered to be one of the richest natural sources of nutrients. It contains 18 amino acids, 21 trace elements and some vitamins and minerals. It has 6 times more amino acids than bee pollen, 500 times more vitamin C per weight of oranges, more iron than spinach, and more beta carotene from carrots.
Gotzi Berry contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E, which are usually found in cereals and seeds and rarely in fruits. Other characteristics are high levels of protein (13% of berries are protein, more than wholemeal products) and high levels of antioxidants.
Goji Berry also contains beta-sitosterol, betaine, and essential fatty acids. The high concentration of antioxidants (10 times more than the rest of the red fruits and 30 times more than the red wine), as well as the amino acid and metal content (11% protein), help to regenerate the cells and not only. These properties make it a highly healthy fruit. With all these nutrients, it’s no wonder why they have such a significant value for health and medicine.
DRYING – DEHYDRATION
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DIETARY VALUE OF DEHYDRATED GOJI BERRY
The dried seeds of goji berry (100 grams) contains a large number of vitamins: C (42 mg), B1, B2 (0.6-1.3 mg), B6, β-carotene (11mg), zinc (2mg), iron (9mg), copper, calcium (112mg), germane, selenium (50μg) and phosphorus (112mg) and E and very important for the human body inorganic potassium salts (1132mg).
The vitamin C content is between 42-100mg, equivalent to the lemon and orange content. It contains 5 unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid, alpha-linoleic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid.
Saturated fatty acids and its essential oil consist mainly of palmitic acid (saturated), linoleic acid (ω6), myristic acid (saturated), and beta-elemol. It contains phytosterols such as β-sitosterol, and others.
There are also flavonoids and free amino acids with predominantly proline and non-protein-derived amino acids such as taurine, γ-aminobutyric acid and beetin.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The dried Goji Berry is a good alternative to have the Greek nature in the kitchen’s cabinet. It is not necessary the process of hydration. You can enjoy it as a snack. It finds application in sweets as well as in milk or yogurt for a healthy breakfast. It has rich flavor, color and aroma.
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