The best part is that Sara started her thriving goji plants from the seeds of Sunfood’s very own raw, organic, non-GMO goji berries! Her gojis have been growing since 2010, offering one bountiful harvest every summer that we all get to enjoy here at Sunfood.
“Growing gojis has been one of the most delightful things I’ve ever done,” says Sara with a big smile. “Having raw fresh gojis is one of the rare pleasures in life and everyone should do it because they’re so easy to grow! The more gojis you eat, the more benefits you get!”
Sara’s #1 tip for growing gojis: “Either contain them or they’ll take over! If you have the space, it’s best to plant them where they can go wild!”
Longevity! Goji berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants associated with longevity. The legend of master Chinese herbalist Li Ching Yuen’s long life was said to be mere folklore until an Imperial Chinese government record was found from 1827, congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday. In addition to his practice of Qigong, an ancient exercise of breathing and movement, Yuen was said to have consumed goji berries daily.
Anti-cancer! The unique polysaccharides (long chain sugars) found in goji berries are known to have immune-supporting effects. One research study showed that these polysaccharides directly resulted in the inhibition of prostate cancer cells in terms of significantly reducing both tumor volume and weight.2
Anti-Aging! Those special polysaccharides found in goji berries that we just mentioned? They’re known to be what’s called a secretagogue, a substance that causes the pituitary gland to produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH).3 Stimulating our bodies to produce HGH is essential for retaining youth because we naturally produce less and less, the older we get.
Overall Wellness! In one study, healthy adults who consumed the juice of goji berries for two weeks filled out questionnaires to track changes to their overall health. The results showed significantly increased ratings for energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, and feelings of health, contentment, and happiness. Subjects also experienced significantly reduced fatigue and stress, and improved regularity of gastrointestinal function.4
Eye Health! In one study, goji berries were found to increase antioxidant levels in the blood and protect elderly subjects from macular degeneration.5
Libido! Gojis are known to increase libido. An ancient Chinese proverb says it all, warning men who travel far from their wives: ““He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat goji!”
Super Nutritious! Gojis are packed with protein including all essential amino acids, B vitamins and minerals such as potassium, selenium, zinc and iron, to name a few!
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What People Are Saying…
“These berries are so tasty and tender. I use them for my eyes and have noticed such an improvement in my vision.” – Linda
“Best gojis ever! These gojis are plump and moist, not dry and hard as most gojis on the market. Most flavorful HANDS DOWN!!!!!!” – The Goji-myster
Our gojis are so alive, you can use them to grow your own!
1 – “Lycium barbarum (goji) juice improves in vivo antioxidant biomarkers in serum of healthy adults.” Nutrition Research Journal, January 2009.
2 – “Lycium barbarum polysaccharides induce apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells and inhibits prostate cancer growth in a xenograft mouse model of human prostate cancer.” College of Public Health, Wuhan University, China, 2009.*
3 – Goji: The Himalyan Health Secret, by Dr. Earl Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D, Momentum Media, Oct. 2003.
4 – “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum (Goji) Juice, GoChi.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, May 2008.
5 – “Goji berry effects on macular characteristics and plasma antioxidant levels.” Optometry and Vision Science Journal, Feb. 2011.
*Sunfood does not condone testing on animals.
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