Goji berry. Goji berries are fruits of two related plants, Lycium barbarum and L. chinsense, native to Asia. The same genus of plants (Solanodi) include potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers, eggplant and tobacco. Goji plants reach 3 meters in height and produce fruits with a bright orange-red color and an elliptical shape, 1-2 cm in diameter. The fresh fruit visually looks like a cherry tomato, enclosing in its flesh yellow seeds. Goji berries ripen from July to October.
Their taste is sweet with a sour aftertaste. A spoon, then, can enrich the taste of your meal, without releasing its energy. Of course, the taste of berries is not the only thing they can give to your diet. Goji berries have a high content of polysaccharide complexes (complex carbohydrates), are a very good source of carotenoids (provitamin A), vitamin C, iron, calcium. and in addition – like all berries – they are rich in flavonoids (specifically myrcetin, quercetin and camphorol) that you can keep in mind for their powerful antioxidant action.