Tibetan Goji Berries:
Most Nutritious Fruit and a Super Healthy Snack Food
If you're looking
for a truly healthy and delicious snack food that you can
eat right out of the bag while at home or on the run, I
give my highest recommendation to authentic Tibetan Goji
berries, known in many parts of Asia as nature's most antioxidant-rich
fruit. For more than 2,000 years, Tibetan Goji berries have
been used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote longevity,
organ strength, and emotional balance.
dried Goji berries have a pleasant chewy texture, and taste
like a cross between sweet cherries and plums. You can enjoy
them straight out of the bag like we usually do, or you
can add them to cold and hot cereals, smoothies, trail mixes,
grain dishes, stews, and baked goods.
You can even
add a handful of Goji berries to a bottle of water and enjoy
your water with a hint of Goji sweetness; by the time you
finish your water, you'll have soft and plump berries to
Goji berries have been observed by many health practitioners,
myself included, to have the following physiological effects
when consumed on a regular basis:
overeating by curbing appetite
- Improve energy
eyesight, particularly in people who work in front of
a computer on a daily basis
These and other
health benefits are due to the many health-promoting nutrients
found in authentic Tibetan Goji berries, the main ones being:
- powerful antioxidants that can increase the strength
of your immune system and decrease your risk of developing
cancer. Goji berries are the richest
food source of carotenoids that we know of.
C - another powerful antioxidant that can support
your immune system. Regular intake of real vitamin C is
essential to tissue healing and promoting healthy teeth
- a nutrient that promotes healthy liver function.
protein - Goji berries contain eighteen amino
acids, including all eight essential amino acids, making
it a complete protein (rare for plant foods).
minerals - Goji berries are packed with twenty-one
trace minerals, including calcium, iron, zinc, copper,
selenium, germanium, and phosphorus. Goji
berries have been measured to have 15 times more iron
- a powerful and all-natural anti-inflammatory agent.
anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents (sesquiterpenoids).
- nutrients known as "Master Molecules," which
work together to support your immune system.
are also a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E.
Our 2-year old
son loves our Goji berries. Often times when we take him
for a stroll, we put a handful of berries in a cup holder
that is at the front of his stroller. He'll eat just one
berry at a time, and almost without exception, before placing
each berry in his mouth, he'll hold it up with a thumb and
index finger and examine it for a second or two as though
he is a connoisseur of fine Goji berries. We're grateful
that rather than eating cookies, chips, and other less-than-healthy
treats, he enjoys Goji berries and other fruits as regular
Eating a handful
or two of authentic Tibetan Goji berries every day is an
easy and enjoyable way of supplying your blood and cells
with antioxidants that may help to protect you against premature
aging. Have a look at how Goji berries rank in antioxidant
content according to the ORAC test (the higher the ORAC
value for a food, the greater its antioxidant content):
different types of Goji berries, I quickly discovered that
there is a wide variety of berries on the market. I am confident
that the Goji berries that I ended up choosing as a food
staple for my family and am now able to provide through
our web site at a deeply discounted price are the highest
quality berries in the world. I know that this is a bold
statement, but I make it with confidence because I have
spent many months researching, buying and sampling varieties
of organic Goji berries from many different regions of Asia.
Tibetan Goji berries are harvested according to wild crafting
methods that in my opinion, far exceed organic certification
standards in the United States. Our berries are
grown in remote hills and valleys throughout Tibet and Mongolia
(but mainly in Mongolia), where the soil is rich in nutrients
and untouched by pesticides and other environmental pollutants.
botanical areas where our Goji berries are collected from
meander between Tibetan and Mongolian areas that long ago,
were considered to be one land. While official borders have
changed over time, traditional growing areas for this special,
limited berry have remained the same. Our Goji berries are
referred to as Tibetan Goji berries because
they grow in traditional Tibetan collection areas and have
been used in Tibetan culture for many centuries.
Most Goji berries
on the market are grown in China, mainly in the province
of Ningxia, and most Chinese growers openly acknowledge
using DDT and other "controlled" pesticides in
their farming practices. Some varieties of Goji that are
grown in China have tested positive for thirty or more toxic
While there are
some high quality Goji berries coming out of China, my research
and testing has led me to conclude that the best berries
in the world - in taste and nutritional quality - are those
that have been growing for many centuries in the wild in
Tibet and Mongolia. The temperatures in these regions range
from very cold (-16 degrees F) to very hot (102 degrees
F). This harsh climate is partially responsible for the
unique nutrient density of our Goji berries, much like the
harsh yet fertile conditions of Alaska consistently produce
the most antioxidant-rich blueberries found in North America;
the theory is that plants, when rooted in fertile soil,
make more substances to protect themselves when they must
survive in harsh environments.
of our authentic Tibetan Goji berries helps to support Tibetan
and Mongolian farmers and herbalists who are responsible
for making this cherished food available to the rest of
the world. Because our Goji
berries are harvested only once per year, our supply is
limited. Please note that there will be times when we won't
have stock available; when the year's supply runs out, we
must wait for next year's harvest.
Here are some
specific details on the quality assurance measures that
are in place to ensure that we provide only the highest
quality authentic Tibetan Goji berries that are available
manufacturing facility where our Goji berries are prepared
and packaged complies with Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMP), and has been certified by the Australian Therapeutic
Goods Administration (TGA).
are washed in industrial grade stainless steel rotating
drum cleaners that are equipped with water jets; the
water that is used is high quality drinking water from
an underground well. This washing process is essential
to preventing bacterial contamination.
going through a grading and sorting system, our Goji
berries are oven-dried at very low temperatures. This
method is preferred over sun or shade-drying, as sun
and shade-drying can often lead to mold formation.
dried, our berries are vacuum packed according to Modified
Atmospheric Packaging concepts. The package is then
filled with nitrogen in order to inhibit growth of aerobic
microorganisms and molds.
shipment of our berries is tested through in-house and
outside labs for pesticides, lead, arsenic, mercury,
and cadmium; year after year, our berries have always
tested to be pure and free of contaminates.
From People Who Have Tried Our Authentic Tibetan Goji Berries:
"LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. I tried some else's brand
because I wanted to take some on a trip and had run our
of yours. Boy, what a difference, your product is SO MUCH
more better, the flavor, the tenderness, the amount I get
for the price so much better. With the other product that
I bought at a health food store, the berries were small
and dry but at the same time got all stuck together. From
now, my goji berries will be from you."
- F. Lewis, Oxnard, CA
"These berries are really really good...I have a tendency
to want to eat the whole bag in a few days. I just can't
help myself. I just find them so delicious especially in
combination with raw almonds."
- Margie Jenkins, St. Petersburg, FL
"The taste is very good compared to some other brands
I have tried. They plump very well when soaked in liquid.
I have not yet put them to full use, but do enjoy a handful
to eat like raisins."
- D. Jarrett, Huntsville, ON
"My husband uses has the goji berries in his oatmeal
every morning, and feels that they contribute to his overall
- Barbara La Chant, Jericho, NY
"These are great soaked in water then thrown in morning
smoothie or just as snacks or in a salad."
- K. Barlow, Reno, NV
"I enjoy them soaked overnight along with steel cut
oats and walnuts! Delicious, healthy, and a great start
to my day!"
- M. Robb, Chandler, AZ
"What a convenient, healthy snack that is so accessible
when in a hurry."
- J. Miller, Lancaster, PA
"I have it every morning as my first cup of tea for
- Libby, Auckland, New Zealand
Note: As is the case with all of the products that
we use and recommend through our web site, if you choose
to purchase our authentic Tibetan goji berries, I recommend
that you order more than one item at a time. This is because
UPS (for orders in the States) and USPS (for orders everywhere
else) charge one main fee to ship any package, and then
add only modest increments for each additional item. Ordering
more than one item at a time will significantly reduce your
per-item shipping and handling charge. This principle
holds true with any combination of items that you order
from our recommended products section. For example, if you
order a package of one of our raw chocolate products along
with our Goji berries, then you will save significant shipping
dollars per item.
If you have never
tried any of our products and would just like to give one
of them a try, then it makes sense to order only one item
initially to make sure that you find it to be as effective
as we do.
In addition to
supporting Tibetan and Mongolian workers who make these
special berries available to us, the modest profit margins
on our Goji berries also help to support the work that we
do on our web site - we greatly appreciate your support.