If you’ve never tried dried goji berries, these are the ones to try. Tierra Farms’ Organic Dried Goji Berries are smaller and drier than raisins. Some people complain that goji berries are bitter but these dried gojis taste like a less sweet raisin. You can either plump them up by soaking them a little hot water (use the left over water for smoothies) or add them to cereals (hot or cold). You can also add them to your baked goods for a wonderful treat.
Goji berries contain a hefty dose of zeaxanthin, an antioxidant which helps protect the eyes. Goji berries are also rich in vitamin C, iron and even protein. In fact, 1/4 cup of dried goji berries contains 3 grams of protein — pretty impressive — as well as 3 grams of fiber and 20% of your daily value of vitamin C and 8% of your daily value of iron.
We generate free radicals in our bodies just by carrying out basic metabolic functions. And our environment is teaming with them in the form of pollution, cigarette smoke, certain foods and chemicals. Antioxidants are the foot soldiers in the battle to disarm these free radicals. They neutralize them by giving up an electron which minimizes their threat to our good health. This is why we encourage everyone to eat foods loaded with antioxidants.
Most fruit is sprayed with chemicals to prevent pests and mold. When this fruit is dried, the chemicals are concentrated. This is why we like Tierra Farm’s organic dried fruit. They don’t use pesticides and chemicals so you can be assured your dried fruit is full of terrific nutrients and great flavor and nothing you don’t want.