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Organic Raw Goji Berries

Goji berries is rank as one of the world healthiest berries by some of the top nutritionists and health experts in the world. It is apart of Chinese Medicine and has been consummed for thousands of year in China and Tibet, in particular by monks. Goji berries contain a wide range of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants that is excellent for your health.

  • ORIGIN: The Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai or Ningxia, China
  • AVAILABLE AS: Organic or Conventional, Whole or Powder
  • GOOD FOR : Heart, Metabolism, Vision, Nervous System, Blood Pressure, Bone and Muscle, Skin, Heart, Energy Boost, Psychological functions, Skin, Tiredness and Fatigue, Immune System,
  • NUTRITION : Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Riboflavin, Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorous, Niacin, Antioxidants, Thiamin, and Zeaxathin.
  • DIRECTIONS FOR USE : Goji berries can be eaten directly from the bag, sprinkled on muesli, porridge or yoghurt or added to a healthy trail mix. Recommended daily intake is 15-30g per day.

Organic Raw Goji Berries

All berries are nutritious, but goji berries is the queen of them all. Also called Chinese wolfberries and Tibetan goji berries, it is both a fruit and an herb because of its use and nutritional value. Because of this, goji berries are considered a superfood by many health experts.

What is it?

A small bright red-orange fruit that is similar in size with raisins, it has a sweet-sour taste comparable to dates and cherries. It has a mild herb-like aftertaste which could have added to the reason why it is considered a herb.
Goji berries can be found in China, the Himalayas and other parts of Asia and Europe. But it could be seen growing wild and in abundance in the hillsides right between Mongolia and Tibet where the best condition for goji berry-growing is ideal. There, where the soil is rich in nutrients, Tibetan goji berries thrive producing fruits that are plump, with a deep red color and a rich, sweet taste.

Raw goji berries have been around for a long time. It has been utilized by the Chinese for over 2,000 years. One of the earliest records found about this fruit was in a book titled “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing” in the year 250 BC. The book—considered the oldest existing Chinese book on herbs—has been written by the Chinese emperor, Shen Nong. It detailed the agricultural and medicinal uses of all the different herbs he knew—goji berries included.

What are its nutritional content and health benefits?

Although not all health claims of goji berries are backed by scientific studies, health experts agree on one thing: goji is a powerhouse of antioxidants, amino acids, phytochemicals, complex compounds, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals. It has 18 amino acids—eight of them essential ones. It has 13% more protein than whole wheat, 15X more iron than spinach, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more Vitamin C per ounce than oranges. Goji berries even contain Vitamin E which can rarely be found in fruits.

Because this fruit is rich in antioxidants, it also helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and vision loss. Goji berries are known to have a high absorbance capacity (ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity value) which is why it is considered the most powerful anti-ageing food in the world.

What makes our goji berries different?

However, not all goji berries are created equal. The difference in the quality of the final product begins early:

While other goji berries are forcefully cultivated in areas where it cannot really thrive, our goji berries are grown in Tibet, 3,000 meters above sea level, where all the conditions for optimum growth are ideal. From the moment the seeds are planted and all throughout its life, it is irrigated with the fresh, clean waters from Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers.
Our Tibetan goji berry product is also organically grown. They are organically certified by Organic Farmers and Growers who is one of UK’s leading organic control bodies. Because of this you can be sure that our product is not tainted with pesticides, sulfite and other preservatives.
The quality of our goji berries doesn’t end there. Oftentimes, goji berries lose some of its quality due to improper handling. While most producers favor mechanical harvesting to save time and increase production, we prefer to prioritize quality above all else so our goji berries are hand picked by individual pickers. Ripe goji berries are fragile and in order to avoid damaging the fruit, it must be carefully picked by hand.
After collecting an average of 30kg of fresh goji berries by individual pickers, the fruits will then be carefully cleaned and laid out to dry naturally under the sun until they look like red, dried raisins. When this is achieved, the dried goji berries can then be stored. Our goji berries have a long shelf life and can be stored for as long as 18 months without the aid of any preservatives.

The key to producing a quality final product starts with growing the crops well, so that plump, flawless and naturally sweet and tasty fruits are produced. Careful handling and proper processing are also factors we do not neglect because it is our aim to provide organic dried goji berries that are of the very best quality.

Whether it’s used for baking, sprinkled in yoghurt and cereals, garnished in salads, mixed in tea and other drinks, or even eaten directly from the bag (yes, it is that good!), our customers can recognize the superior taste and quality of our goji berries.

Where and how much can we deliver?

Impact Foods can provide our high quality organic raw goji berries in bulk, private label and white label in the UK and all over Europe. We can handle everything from 20kg orders to container loads.