A GOJI BERRY DIET
|Goji berries contain carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. The dried Goji berries have 68% carbohydrates, 12%protein, 10% fiber, and 10% fat giving them a total caloric value of 370 (kilo) calories/100 grams, of which 272 come from carbohydrates, and 90 from fat. Goji berries also contain many nutrients and phytochemicals.
Goji berries are often available and used in dried form. Traditionally, the dried Goji berries are cooked before intake. The dried Goji berries are often used in rice congee and in traditional Chinese tonic soups. Goji berries are also cooked in combination with chicken or pork, vegetables, and other herbs such as wild yam, astragalus membranaceus, aodonopsis pilosula, and licorice root. The young Goji berry shoots and leaves are also grown commercially and used as a leaf vegetable.
Goji berries are also consumed as Goji berry juice. The Goji berry juice has grown very popular all over the globe. The juice is marketed in packaged bottles. Goji berries are also brewed into tea. The berries are boiled as an herbal tea, often along with chrysanthemum flowers and/or red jujubes. Goji berries are also available as packaged teas. China has been using Goji berries in an instant coffee product since the early 21st century. Goji berries are also used to produce several wines. They are also used to produces a blend of grape & Goji berry wine. Goji berries are also used to manufacture beer. New Belgium Brewery use Goji berries to manufacture ale that is used in flavoring.