Navitas Naturals - Sun-Dried Goji Berries Certified Organic - 8 oz. (227g)
Navitas Naturals Goji Berries are certified organic that are grown to international standards for organic cultivation and carry the USDA Organic seal. These Goji Berries grow in profusion on vines that reach over twenty feet in length. The round red berries are harvested in late summer and dried at low temperatures. Goji Berries grow in remote, unpolluted hills and valleys in nutrient rich soil without the use of Chemicals or Pesticides. Navitas Naturals organic Goji berries are guaranteed to be heavy metal and sulfite free.
Goji Power uses only finest organic Goji berries from Ningxia province. Navitas Naturals dried Goji berries are the 280 grade which mean there are approximately 280 berries per 50g. They are dried to a moisture level of approximately14% and can be easily rehydrated. You can eat Goji berries right out of the bag; add them to cereals and granola, smoothies and shakes, salads, desserts, trail mix, water and teas.
Often coined as "red diamonds" on the Asian market, the goji berry has been cherished as one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods for thousands as years. Traditionally used medicinally by Chinese monks, the berry still holds a strong position in asian medical practices today, and is respected in western circles as well. Navitas Naturals Dried Whole Goji Berries are a delicious way to enjoy this superfood, and can be eaten by the handful or used in recipes like oatmeal, cookies, cereal, and trail mix. A good source of protein, antioxidants, essential amino acids, and over 20 vitamins and minerals -- including vitamin A, C, and iron -- goji berries possess all the natural elements to support optimum health and vitality.
Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals goji berries are grown in the fertile valleys of Ningxia Province, China. Here, in their indigenous terrain, the berries are vine-ripened, harvested in the summer months, and dehydrated at low temperatures for maximum nutrient preservation. All berries are dried to a moisture content of 10-14% for a soft and chewy texture, and can easily be re-hydrated if desired. These pure goji berries are raw, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% certified organic.
- Trace Minerals
- Amino Acids
- Vitamin C
Goji (GO-jee) a common name for the small, red berry of the Lycium barbarum plant, also known as wolfberry.
Ancient Berry of Vitality
Goji berries have been appreciated in Asian herbal medicine for several millenniums, but only recently have western cultures "discovered" the power of this remarkable food. A small and red berry, goji's grow on a thorny perennial bush, and are indigenous to the difficult terrains of the Himalayan mountain range. Often coined as "red diamonds" on the Asian market, the goji berry has long been regarded as one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods on the planet, with ancient Chinese monks crediting this berry to greater health, vitality, longevity, energy, and stamina. Western science agrees that indeed this special berry has a remarkable nutritional profile, and it is now among the most highly sought-after superfoods around. Navitas Naturals offers this vital food in two forms: dried whole goji berries, and a freeze-dried goji berry powder.
The Power of Goji
Arguably among the most potent superfoods known, the goji berry offers an exceptional balance of daily macronutrients: containing carbohydrates, high-quality protein, healthy fat, and soluble fiber. The goji's solid plant-based protein is packed with 18 amino acids -- including all 8 essential amino acids - which is 10% of the fruits composition. Also full of free-radical-devouring antioxidants, goji berries have been historically used to support the immune system and longevity. Rich in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, these berries additionally possess over 20 trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2), vitamin E, and carotenoids which include beta-carotene. And to put things in perspective on just how powerful the little goji berry is, ounce per ounce it contains more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots, and more iron than soybeans or spinach. Goji berries are a truly remarkable food.
With a chewy texture and a pleasant taste somewhere in between a dried cherry and a cranberry, Navitas Naturals whole goji berries make a nutritious replacement for raisins or dried fruit. Delicious by the handful. the dried berries are great in recipes like oatmeal, cookies, cereal, and trail mix -- and Navitas Naturals goji powder is perfect for smoothies and dessert batters. The delicate sweetness of the goji berry also pairs particularly well with chocolate.
Using Goji Berries in Recipes
Navitas Naturals Goji berries not only taste great, but they are super-packed with powerful nutrients. An invaluable addition to any healthy kitchen.
- These berries offer a sweet flavor somewhere in between a dried cherry and a cranberry.
- Use as a 1:1 replacement for raisins, currants, or other dried fruit.
- Take advantage of Navitas Naturals Goji Berry Powder in smoothies and mixed into batters.
- Reconstitute whole berries by soaking in purified water for 1 hour, and enjoy in a fresh fruit salad.
- Goji berries store for long periods of time, and are also an excellent fruit to bring on camping trips and outdoor excursions.
Recipe - Peach and Goji Berry Muffins
- 1/3c. Navitas Naturals Mesquite Powder
- 1/2c. Navitas Naturals Yacon Syrup
- 1/4c. Navitas Palm Sugar
- 1/2c. Navitas Naturals Yacon Powder
- 1 1/2c. Navitas Naturals Yacon Slices torn into small pieces
- 1/2c. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries
- 1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Acai Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Vanilla Powder
- 1 2/3c. Flour
- 1/4 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1c. Vanilla soymilk
- 1/4c. Olive oil or Coconut Oil
- 1/4c.Peach kefir
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry and wet ingredients separately, and then stir the wet into the dry. Spoon the batter into an olive-oil greased muffin tin. Bake for 10-12 minute or untill ready. Makes 6 large or 12 small muffins.
About Navitas Naturals
The "Navitas" in their name is the Latin word for energy. And like their name implies, Navitas mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world's most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.
They specialize in organic and wild-crafted functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Navitas premium quality "superfoods" are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Navitas company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They source their premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of their mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and their support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.
As Navitas partnerships evolve, they will continue to introduce more intriguing functional food products - helping you meet your nutritional needs deliciously, naturally, and simply. You can learn more about us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Click on thescertified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.