Thursday, October 11, 2012


We often hear about these "super foods" which apparently contain properties which are the key to success in a healthy eating plan. I have decided to join the hype and begin experimenting with these super foods to see what I think about them. This time I will be talking about Goji Berries! What they are, how they benefit you, what they taste like, how you eat them and if they are worth it.

What are they?
Also known as Chinese Wolfberry, they are berries that grow on vines.

What are the benefits?
* 21 minerals
* Super high in Vitamin C and A
*  Complete Protein (18 amino acids)
* Super high in Antioxidants with a score of 25, 300 compared to blueberries that are 2400

What do they taste like? How do you eat them?
Most people find that they taste like cherries but to me they are a bit more bitter than that. You can enjoy them straight from the bag or mixed in with trail mix that you can check out my recipe for if you click here. You can add them to smoothies, salads or cake/biscuit/muffin batters.

Are they worth it?
They can get quite pricy costing $8 for a small pack at the supermarket but considering they are higher in antioxidants than blueberries which cost the same amount; I think they are definitley worth it when it comes to nutrition!

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