Since ancient times the plant goji berry is highly valued and is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. The first records date back to the fetus from the land of the Tibetan Himalayas and North China, where it was grown even 5000 BC.
Today, most plantations are located in South East Europe and Asia. In China, these small red berries are known as the food of centenarians.
Goji berry is known under the name Lycia and wolfberry and is among the favorite foods of Madonna, Sting, Mick Jagger and Kylie Minogue.
Polysaccharides - perform a number of functions including improving the structure of the intestinal epithelium, increased absorption of minerals, regulating the level of glucose in the blood, lowering of the pH, and thereby reduce the risk of colon cancer, stimulating the immune system. Polysaccharides also have antioxidant properties and anti-aging effect;
Beta Carotene - carotenoids containing foods with orange-red like a pumpkin, carrots, salmon and goji berry. Beta-carotene is a key element in the synthesis of mastnorastvorimiya vitamin A, which is related to the normal development of the body, good vision, cell structure, the health of bones, teeth and skin;
Zeaxanthin - carotenoids which holds its importance as a pigment in the retina;
Vitamin C - goji berry is high in vitamin C (20 milligrams per 100 grams) - the same content as in oranges;
Selenium - has significant antioxidant action and its content in goji berry is equal to the required daily intake;
Iron - Iron is involved in many metabolic processes, but above all is an indispensable constituent of hemoglobin. Iron deficiency in the body leads to the appearance of iron deficiency anemia. It is believed that goji berry is one of the plants with the highest iron content;
Zinc - goji berries can be a source of 20% of the required daily dose of zinc, which in turn is involved in the synthesis of proteins and DNA of more than 100 enzymes. It is a key factor in a number of key cell functions;
Calcium - the basic building material of bones and teeth, an element with multiple functions, important for heart function, respectively nevroprovodimostta and muscle activity, hormonal and enzymatic metabolism, as well as the transfer of substances through cell membranes. Goji berries contain between 8-10% of the recommended daily dose of calcium;
Potassium - unless, that is an electrolyte and enzyme cofactor, potassium, used as a substitute for sodium in our diet can permanently reduce high blood pressure.
The recommended daily dose of goji berries is about 30 g (not fruit suitable for children under 5 years). With this minimum amount, however our bodies procure more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots and more iron from red meat portion.
Paking: 80 g