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Gou Qi Zi, commonly known as Goji Berries, Chinese wolfberry or lycium barbarum fruits have been used for thousands of years as an anti aging tonic that is good for dry eyes and skin, thinning, grey hair and low vitality. Can be eaten daily.
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
Select examples given below are for 100 grams of dried berries.
- 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).
Wolfberries also contain numerous phytochemicals for which there are no established DRI values. Examples:
- Beta-carotene: 7 mg per 100 grams dried fruit.
- Zeaxanthin. Reported values for zeaxanthin content in dried wolfberries vary considerably, from 2.4 mg per 100 grams to 82.4 mg per 100 gramsto 200 mg per 100 grams.The higher values would make wolfberry one of the richest edible plant sources known for zeaxanthin content. Up to 77% of total carotenoids present in wolfberry exist as zeaxanthin.
- Polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a major constituent of wolfberries, representing up to 31% of pulp weight.
Expire Date: August 2019 or later
Package: 500g/Bag x 10 Bags
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