Organic Dried Goji Berries
Buy online organic dried Goji berries with no added sugar – containing only natural sugar.
Our organic dried Goji berries come from certified organic farming. We carefully choose our suppliers to guarantee products with no added sugar - containing only natural sugar - at an affordable price.
You can buy organic dried Goji berriesin packs of 500 g and 2.5 kg, ideal for real dried fruit lovers.
Discover the benefits of organic Goji berries! Our analyses have shown that 100 g of organic Goji berries contain:
- 1510 mg of Potassium, equivalent to 76% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 0.56 mg of Copper, equivalent to 56% of NRV
- 7.6 mg of Iron, equivalent to 54% of NRV
Ingredients: 100% Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) from organic farming. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.
Organic dried goji berries selected for you
- With no preservatives
- With no colourants
|Ingredients||100% Goji berries (Lycium barbarum). May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Weight||2.5 kg, 500 g|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||IT-BIO-009; Non-EU Agriculture;|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||kJ 1503 / 356 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.4 g|
|of which sugars||46 g|
|Copper||0.56 mg (56% NRV*)|
|Potassium||1510 mg (76% NRV*)|
|Iron||7.6 mg (54% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Nutrients||Copper, Iron, Potassium|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
Due to their nutritional properties, Goji berries are considered capable of counteracting the signs of cellular ageing. Goji berries can also help restoring hair to a healthy, brilliant appearance and stimulating the functioning of the immune system.
In medicine and nutrition, there is a standard test to measure the antioxidant power of foods, called the ORAC test (Oxygen Radicals Absorbance Capacity). The Goji berries subjected to the ORAC test gave very interesting results: to meet the daily requirement for one ORAC unit, the daily consumption of 20 g of Goji berries appears to be enough.
The Lyciumbarbarum is a plant native to a wide area of the Asian continent, and in particular of Tibet, Mongolia and the Chinese provinces of Ningxia and Xinjiang. The world's largest producer of Goji berries is China.
The plant is a deciduous shrub that can reach 3 metres of height, which produces lavender-coloured or purple flowers.
Goji berries are delicate red fruits that ripen between August and October, with a diameter of 1–2 cm and containing up to sixty small yellow seeds.
Thanks to the berries' sweet and sour taste, they have always been used in the culinary traditions of many Asian countries in the preparation of various recipes, such as refreshing drinks, smoothies and sauces, but also salads and rice dishes based on meat, fish and vegetables.
In Asian countries, there is even a particular wine containing Goji berries, while the Chinese tradition of producing Goji berry beer has also been taken up by some Belgian breweries.
A curious story, cloaked in legend and handed down over the centuries, is about the discovery of Goji berries and their extraordinary properties. It seems that at the turn of the 8th and 9th century CE, at the time of the Tang dynasty, a water well next to a Tibetan Buddhist temple was surrounded by Lycium barbarum plants, whose berries occasionally fell into the water. The inhabitants of the area, during their pilgrimages to the temple, used to quench their thirst with the water of the well and enjoyed enviable health. Many of them, despite being over eighty, still had teeth in excellent condition and not one white hair growing upon their heads. This is the origin of the legend of the Goji and its berries as a genuine elixir of youth with properties that were considered almost magical.
Lycium barbarum is a little-known plant in Italy at the moment, and the only channel for information is the internet. Performing a cursory search on Goji berries, you come across information that emphasizes the advantages of the plant, with phrases designed to impress consumers and persuade them to buy it such as, for example: “it has 4000 per cent more antioxidants than oranges”. The source of this advice is, of course, never shown. Without more research, many may think they have discovered an almost miraculous plant species. On the other hand, one must take into account the long tradition of using the plant in the Asian countries without any reported cases so far of any toxicity or hazard in using it, so much so that the species (and in particular the fruit) has been included in the list of plants approved by the Italian Ministry of Health for use in food supplement formulations. Furthermore, some of the substances found in Lycium barbarum are known to have antioxidant properties. One can therefore say that, although it is appropriate to continue to deepen our scientific knowledge, the plant has great potential to fully enter the Italian herbal market thanks to its antioxidant properties.
SINU – Società Italiana Nutrizione Umana www.sinu.it
The western term ‘Goji’ has only been in use since the 21st century and comes from the simplified pronunciation of the Chinese ‘gou-qi-zi’ which means Lycium berries; ‘zi’ means ‘seed’, or more specifically, 'berry'.
The 'gou–qi–zi' fruit was mentioned for the first time in 500 CE in the work of the scholar Tao Hong–jing, “Ming Yi Bei Lu”. The botanical name Lycium barbarum was given by the famous Swedish scholar, Linnaeus, in 1753.
This name likely derives either from the ancient southern region of Anatolia, Lycia, or from the Latin ‘lychnus’, which means ‘light’ or ‘lamp’, presumably due to the shape and colour of the fruit. The genus Lycium includes more than 100 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, native to the tropical areas or temperate Eastern and South–East Asia, Asia Minor, Europe, South Africa, and North America. Fifteen years later, in 1768, Phillip Miller gave it its name, describing the Lycium glands for the first time in his book “Dictionary of Gardening, Botany, and Agriculture”. These two species are apparently indistinguishable from each other, both at a morphological and histological level.
The Lycium barbarum, as evidenced by the British Royal Horticultural Society, is known in several countries under different names, which vary depending on the language and vernacular of their places of cultivation. The English name most commonly used for the Goji berry is 'wolfberry'; the reason is not certain, but probably because the term ‘Lycium’ resembles ‘lycos’, which in Greek means ‘wolf’. Other common names in English are ‘matrimony wine’ and ‘the Duke of Argyl's Tea Tree’ because the plant was first introduced to Britain in the eighteenth century by Archibald Campbell, botanist and third Duke of Argyll. We also have ‘Kuko’ (Japan), ‘Kei tse’ (Cantonese), ‘gugija’ (Korean), ‘cu khoi’ (Vietnam), ‘ga gèe’ (Thai), ‘gouqi’ (China) and ‘dretsherma’ (Tibet). In most countries, however, although many parts of the plant are used and processed, the fruit is the best-known organ and therefore separately named 'Lycium', 'lycii fruit', 'gou qi zi', and 'Goji'.
In the ancient world, both Pliny and Dioscorides described the medicinal use of Lycium, and the plant was also mentioned by other scholars, among them Paracelsus and Galen. The Lycium of the ancients was imported from India and was held in great esteem, so much so that the remains of vessels specifically designed for the conservation of this berry have been found; it is likely, however, that the Lycium to which they refer is not the same species as the one we mean when speaking of it today.
According to our analyses, 100 g organic Goji berries contain:
- Vitamin K (13 µg – 17% of NRV)
- Riboflavin (0.29 mg – 21% of NRV)
- Magnesium (86.0 mg – 23% of NRV)
- Phosphorus (194 mg – 28% of NRV)
- Vitamin E (4.3 mg – 36% of NRV)
- Manganese (0.93 mg – 47% of NRV)
- Iron (7.6 mg – 54% of NRV)
- Copper (0.56 mg – 56% of NRV)
- Potassium (1510 mg – 76% of NRV)
- Protein (11 g)
- Fibre (14 g)
Each package of 500 g of organic dried Goji berries contains about 17 portions of 30 g that provide:
- 23% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Potassium.
- 17% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Copper;
- 16% of the Nutrient Reference Value of Iron.
Individual needs will vary according to age, gender, weight and physical activity. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are the basis of your well-being.
Affordable price means to us offering our clients organic dried Goji berries with no added sugar – containing only natural sugar - that everybody can enjoy.
We want, on the one hand, to place the proper value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by paying our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of organic dried Goji berries you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
How much does 1 kg of organic dried goji berries cost?
The price per kg for organic dried goji berries depends on the goji berries' quality, variety and origin. On Nuturally, we have selected the best organic dried goji berries with respect for our supply chain, farmers, and raw materials.
You can store organic dried Goji berries in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The best way to store organic dried Goji berries is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally organic dried Goji berries can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
- The ideal container for the storage of organic dried Goji berries is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
- The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen, that is fundamental for aerobic bacteria.
- The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which otherwise could escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould.
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