MMMMMmmm just got these in the mail from a friend! I was eating them all x-mas in supersweden. They are so incredible healthy you almost can’t find anything better! (hehe..here we go, overexcited again...) Wow! They even got a bit of proteins! God I'm going to eat this everyday from now on. They are great in a salads or cereal!
Wolfberry, commercially called goji berry, is the common name for the fruit of two very closely related species: Lycium barbarum 寧夏枸杞; L. chinense 枸杞, two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae. It is native to southeastern Europe and Asia.
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Wolfberry contains significant percentages of a day's macronutrient needs – carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. 68% of the mass of dried wolfberries exists as carbohydrate, 12% as protein, and 10% each as fiber and fat, giving a total caloric value in a 100 gram serving of 370 (kilo) calories.
Micronutrients and phytochemicals
Wolfberries contain many nutrients and phytochemicals including
- 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals
- 18 amino acids
- 6 essential vitamins
- 8 polysaccharides and 6 monosaccharides
- 5 unsaturated fatty acids, including the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid
- beta-sitosterol and other phytosterols
- 5 carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin (below), lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin, a xanthophyll
- numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties
- Calcium. Wolfberries contain 112 mg per 100 gram serving, providing about 8-10% of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI).
- Potassium. Wolfberries contain 1,132 mg per 100 grams dried fruit, giving about 24% of the DRI.
- Iron. Wolfberries have 9 mg iron per 100 grams (100% DRI).
- Zinc. 2 mg per 100 grams dried fruit (18% DRI).
- Selenium. 100 grams of dried wolfberries contain 50 micrograms (91% DRI)
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2). At 1.3 mg, 100 grams of dried wolfberries provide 100% of DRI.
- Vitamin C. Vitamin C content in dried wolfberries has a wide range (from different sources from 29 mg per 100 grams to as high as 148 mg per 100 grams (respectively, 32% and 163% DRI).
But hey! Don’t believe EVERYTHING you read on wikipedia!! ( besides this;) )