A google search of “Goji berries” shows many many sites expounding the virtues of Goji berries, and also selling them.
I have a package right here that my girlfriend bought for me, and it says:
7g of Goji berries has: 170% of my daily recommended vitamin A, and doesn’t list any other nutrients it has more than 20% of. The package also claims that they are “Virtually unknown to the West, … rich in anti-aging agents, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.”
So what’s the straight dope? Are these things really special and extremely good for me, or are they basically just the Tibetan equivalent of dried cranberries?
Well, I guess I’ve established one thing, which is that they are virtually unknown in the West!
Any tonic or supplement whose claim to fame rests almost entirely on testimonials should be regarded with a high level of skepticism.
I can tell you they’re yummy! I like them for snacking straight or in trail mix. They’re cheap in bulk and they do have a shit-load of antioxidants. Are they going to revolutionize the Western diet? No. But they’re a good alternative to icky raisins.
Aaaah. Okay, after looking at the picture on Wiki, I know what they are. Good in soups. Old chinese people say they’re good for eyesight and just about whatever else ails you, but hey, that soup might need a bit of salt.