Goji berries, dried

Fun Facts

  1. Goji berries grow in temperate regions in China, Mongolia and in the Tibetan Himalayas.
  2. Legend says a man named Li Qing Yuen consumed goji berries daily and lived to be 252 years old!
  3. Chinese Journal of Oncology in 1994 found that 79 people with cancer responded better to treatment when goji was added to their regimen.
  4. Some claim that the goji berry is a fountain of youth. The Ningxia Hui region of Northern China, where goji berries are grown and eaten on a daily basis, has 16 times as many centenarians as the rest of the country.
  5. For their weight , a daily serving is only about 1 oz., goji berries have more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than steak.
  6. You can over do it! Goji berries are high in selenium: the right quantity helps to keep your liver healthy; too much can be toxic. For that reason, it’s good to stick to the recommended daily dose of 1 oz. or so. A little goes a long way!

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