What could be more perfect than an authentic, raw, wildcrafted goji berry? In my opinion they are one of the most complete and unique foods around; slightly medicinal tasting yet totally delicious, and packed full of nutrition. Goji berries have always had a balancing effect for me, they are sweet so provide a pick me up without a blood sugar spike or crash. They are low glycemic, full of vitamin c and antioxidants, and have been used for literally thousands of years in ancient medicine for their strengthening and anti-aging effects. They have some other incredible properties too!
Goji berries contain sugars called polysaccharides which do wonders for our immune systems. They are also anti-aging and their unique polysaccharides have been shown to aid the pituitary gland in producing it’s own human growth hormone. This plays a key role in keeping the body youthful and free from degenerative diseases. They are anti cancer and anti tumor in part due to their high levels of free radical and inflammation fighting antioxidants. Goji berries contain exceptionally high levels of vitamins A, C, E, flavonoids, essential fatty acids as well as all 8 essential amino acids and 18 other amino acids. They are actually a complete protein! They are very high in trace minerals such as zinc, copper, iron, calcium, and selenium. They also contain the nutrient betaine, which is especially great for healing and regeneration of the liver. I could go on and on about what’s in these amazing berries but i’ll move on to the product in spotlight here: Raw Organic Goji Berry Extract Powder.
Goji berry extract powder is made from taking the juice of fresh ripe organic goji berries and then low temperature drying. This is absorbed so easily by the body, hardly any digestive power necessary, and would be perfect for someone with a weak digestive fire or lowered immunity and vitality.
The texture of this extract powder is very unique, it literally dissolves instantly because of it’s extremely fine consistency. It is quite sweet, and mild in flavor, with subtle hints of cranberry, cherries and chewable vitamins (in my opinion, but goji berry flavor is a bit hard to describe) I LOVE to add this to my blended tea-based drinks. It also goes delightfully well in nut milks for instance brazil nut milk or cashew, this combination is heaven! After making a batch of plain nut milk just add a little bit of goji berry extract powder, lucuma powder, vanilla, and a pinch of salt and you’ll have a ridiculously delicious nut milk! It also goes so well with fruit smoothies, coconut puddings and custards, and orange or other citrus juice.
If you are into making your own facial masks or scrubs try adding a pinch to these for a glowing goji complexion. This extract powder will infuse the skin with vitamin C which helps fight free radical damage and improve elasticity and collagen formation in the skin.
It is also a perfect superfood to bring with you while traveling. Make your own goji berry juice by putting a tsp in your water bottle and shaking to mix. Add a tsp of msm to go along with this (vitamin c and msm help each other absorb more readily) and notice how your skin will start to develop a beautiful glow!
I’ve tried both poor quality goji berries, and top of the line gojis, and i speak from all honesty when i say that the goji berry products offered at RawGuru are some of the best i’ve tried! If you are already a goji berry fan, you will love both the Raw Wildcrafted Tibetan Goji Berries and the Raw Organic Goji Berry Extract Powder. Cheers to us all, for a long happy life complete with lots of goji berry goodness!