Despription and nutritional fact of Goji berries

In view of the increase in the consumption of this native fruit of the Himalaya in the shape of a cherry, we have no choice but to inform the user, in order to help him to know what is he consuming (we must always be clear that they are a food and not a medicine), so he could choose between the different "berries" that at present are on the market.

The authentic berries of the Himalaya, and we underline the authentic, are the fruit of the Lycium barbarum, as we said, native specie of this so particular Chinese area at geographical and atmospheric level. In spite of everything, on the market we can find other berries, which although their aspect is practically identical (they are smaller and drier berries and with treacle they take the typical colour), but what is not the same, for the production process (grown) and dried (by machine) and for the specie in itself (it is an specie which has been adapted to his growing in different areas of China), are the nutritional characteristics.

It is not our task to say which are authentic and which not, we leave it to consumer’s judgement but we will only give a clue: the price. Finally and meeting the objective of this article that has had an introduction longer than we wanted, we append the nutritional fact. Analyzed by the competent laboratories, the berries contain:

18 Amino acids
8 essential Amino acids
Carotenoids ( Beta-carotene, Zeaxantine, Fisaline, Betaine)
C Vitamin ( 500 times more than orange)
Vitamin: A, B1, B2, B6 and E
Omega: 3 and 6
Trace elements: Zinc, Copper, Calcium, Germanium, Selenium, Manganese, Nickel, Chromium, Magnesium, Cobalt, Cadmium and Phosphorus.
Iron: 11 mg.