8 oz raw goji berries
Tibetan Goji Berries have become increasingly popular in the west due to their delicious sweet herbal taste, chewy texture and abundance of vitamin C and antioxidants. It feels great when such a simple snack boasts statistics that include more vitamin C than an orange, more Beta Carotene than a carrot and more antioxidants that blueberries. All that and a lovely shade of red.
* 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, lutein, lycopene and cryptoxanthin * numerous phenolic pigments (phenols) associated with antioxidant properties
Select examples given below are for 100 grams of dried berries. Other nutrient data are presented in two reference texts
* Calcium. Goji Berries contain 112 mg per 100 gram serving, providing about 8-10% of the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI).
* Potassium. Goji Berries contain 1,132 mg per 100 grams dried fruit, giving about 24% of the DRI. * Iron. Goji Berries 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 Goji Berries provide 100% of DRI.
* Vitamin C. Vitamin C content in dried Goji Berries 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).
Goji Berries 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 25 mg per 100 grams to 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 Goji Berries, representing up to 31% of pulp weight.
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