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{September 4, 2007}   Linwoods Goji Berries

Linwoods

Linwoods is an Irish company based in Armagh & they are on top of the health food game with their brilliant range of healthy products.

We are particulary enamoured with their sun-dried Goji Berries.

In case you think the above is a mispelling, yes indeed we are talking about Goji Berries (also known as Wolf Berries)!!

These darling little miracle fruits look like a cross between a cranberry & a cherry.

They are chock full of vitamins, proteins, antioxidants (brilliant for combating free-radicals which accelerate the aging process) and essential amino acids.

Linwoods GojiberriesFresh Gojis

Linwoods source their Goji’s from the Ningxia province in the north-east of China. Apparently there are about 41 Asian strains of Gojiberry or Lycium Eleagnus Barbarum (its botanical name).

Goji Berries have been traditionally regarded as a longevity and strength building food! The plants grow like bushes with vines that reach over 14 feet. And if the berries are touched by hand, they oxidize and turn black, so instead they are harvested by shaking the vines onto collection mats and then dried.

They don’t taste amazing but if you sprinkle them on top of your favourite cereal with some yoghurt or in smoothies etc then they’re not so bad. The health-giving benefits far outweigh the taste.

Goji Berries cost about €8-€10 for a 250g bag (you only need 20-30g per day) and they are available from most healthstores, pharmacies & some supermarkets!

Go-oooooo Gojiberries!

Hmmmmm wonder can you grow them in Ireland? Goji Berrie & Strawberry Pie, slurpppp!



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