How to Create Low Calories High Fiber Snacks using Goji Berries?
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Tiny but Powerful Goji Berry
The incredible edible Goji Berry.
This little but power packed berry has been around since the early days of Chinese
medicine (they are still used to treat eye, liver and kidney issues) and has recently
surfaced and regained popularity.
Goji berries, considered both a fruit and an herb are native to parts of Asia (popular
in the Himalayas and Tibet) and Europe and are sometimes referred to as “wolf
berries” and “Tibetan goji.”
Although they are tiny in size, they pack a powerful nutritional punch, are low
in calories, fat-free and loaded with fiber (they have tiny seeds). They provide us
with an army of antioxidants and contain all essential amino acids. With 15% more
iron than spinach along with an abundance of trace minerals such as calcium, zinc
and selenium, it’s no wonder that this little berry has become so popular again.
Similar to other berries, Goji berries are also packed with beta-carotene (for beautiful
skin and healthy eyes), they are known to boost the immune system as well as
your energy reserves. Goji berries also provide almost 10 percent of the dietary
protein required daily and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
Goji berries are usually sold as dried berries (they look similar to red raisins), you
can also find them fresh. They are packaged and sold by weight at bulk food stores,
herbal and specialty food markets.
You can mix them into cereal, oatmeal or yogurt for an instant nutritional punch or
they can be mixed with dark chocolate chips, raw nuts and grated desiccated
coconut and other healthy ingredients (just use your imagination here) for a great
homemade trail mix.
They make the perfect snacking food with their rich, sweet taste and since they are
high in fiber, they keep us feeling full longer – keeping our weight in check.
Their increasing popularity has made them