Why Do People Find Dried Goji Berry so Irresistible?

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Goji berries are really hot topic of talk nowadays which makes one wonder what this fruit really is. The goji berries come from a vine-like plant that can sometimes reach 15-20 feet in height. This is commonly found in the Ningxia Province in China. Many people describe the goji berry plant as a mix between a grape vine, and a tomato creeper.

The berries when matured are collected by shaking the vines on specially made mats where they are dried under the sun. It is very important that the human hand does not come under direct with berries as it immediately get oxidized and turn black.

Goji Berries are Known by Different Names in the International Market

Dried Goji Berries are in high demand in the global market and hence are know by various names. Since they originated from China, there are often referred to as 'Chinese Wolfberries' or 'Oriental Wolfberries'. However, its correct scientific name is, Lyceum Barbarum.

Why are the Dried Goji Berries in Demand?

There are many uses for these berries; the most common and famous being is its anti-oxidant properties. According to the ORAC (Oxidation Radical Absorbance Capacity) testing, the advisable number of units of antioxidants that a person should consume should be minimum 5000-7000 (calculated in ORAC units). In comparison, the dried Goji Berries contain 22,000 units per gram which is just amazing.

This is not all. This berry has a wonderful compound, called the Lycium Barbarum polysachharide. This particular compound proved to have anti-cancerous properties and can help in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration and other diseases.

Another positive impact of goji berries is that it helps curbing leukemia in human body. Several studies also suggest that this berry is able to regulate the production of cytokine in the body, which in turn boosts the immune system.

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