Himalania - Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries - 6 oz. (170g)
Himalania Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries are a perfect union of flavor and health. by combining the antioxidant power of both chocolate and Goji berries, Himalania Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries make it possible to indulge your sweet-tooth without compromising your health.
Chocolate is a good source of antioxidants. It contains the same type of disease-fighting 'phenol' chemicals as in red wine, fruits, and vegetables. Dark chocolate has the most, white chocolate has none.
Americans crave chocolate more than any other food. Some explanations: Chocolate has a 'melt in the mouth' consistency and a mood-lifting chemical called theobromine (as is found in caffeine) which has a relaxing effect and has been proven to lower blood pressure. When mixed with sugar and fat, chocolate appears to boost 'feel-good' chemicals in the brain (endorphins and serotonin).
Goji Berry, The Most Famous Berry In The Himalayas
Discovered in the Himalayas, it is thought to have existed at least since the time of Shen Nong, the first great Chinese herbalist who lived around 2,800 BC. the Goji berry is considered to be one of the world's most nutrient rich fruits. Goji berries have enjoyed a privileged place in oriental culture, having been used in traditional Asian medicine for thousands of years. Herbalist doctors believe the saying "Goji preserve people's health." A bowl of fresh Goji berries is part of the daily life of the Tibetan monks.
The legend says that Goji berries have been used in Tibetan and Chinese Medicines for centuries, they are even mentioned in one of the oldest Chinese poem anthologies called "Chinese Verses"dating from the Zhou Dynasty (770-256 BC). The Goji berry, which is considered in Asia as an herb, has been included in a number of Chinese herb remedies. Goji berries are regarded as a national treasure in China.
Goji berry is a pronunciation in Chinese for Lycium (Latin word). The botanical name for Himalayan Goji berries is Lycium Barbarum I. Since Goji berries are becoming more and more popular and familiar in the West, the term 'Goji berry' became a commodity name for all sources of Lycium berry. The word Goji comes from the Chinese "Gou qi" or "Gou qi zi" pronounced Goo-ji-zi, and which progressively merged into "Goji".
It is incorrect to say that Wolfberries and Goji berries are two different species. Please note that the word Wolfberry is used by westerners as a translation for Goji berries.
Himalania Goji berries are grown organically by local farms in China. Himalania Goji berries have been certified by the USDA as 100% organic which is very rare for Goji berries.
Benefits of Covered Goji Berries
Goji berries are found to contain 18 Amino Acids (six times higher than bee pollen), more Beta Carotene than carrots, more Iron than spinach and 21 Trace Minerals.
Goji berries also contain Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin E (rarely found in fruits). The Goji berry contains more Vitamin C by weight than oranges! Goji berries are 13% protein!
This bright red berry also contains many complex compounds, and polynutrients, which explains in part, the incredible health benefits being experienced by people today. The Goji berry also contains extremely high levels of antioxidants. It is quite possibly the highest antioxidant food on Earth.
Goji berries contain numerous complex compounds such as Betaine, Physalin, Solavetivone, Beta-Sitoserol and Cyperone.
The Goji berry is also called the worlds most powerful anti-aging food. It is rated #1 on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), which measures the antioxidant level in foods.
Our bodies are constantly being bombarded by these free radicals because of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, the chemicals we clean with, the preservatives in our processed food, etc...
Goji berries have an exceptionally dense concentration of polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) bolsters the body's ability to fight disease by activating proteins in the immune system.
Goji berries have antioxidant carotenoids and flavonoids which protect the body from free-radical damage, which can cause disease and aging. Carotenoids-especially beta carotene, a vitamin A precursor-also improve vision.
In addition, the fruit has significant amounts of vitamins (B1 thiamin) and (B2 riboflavin), which are essential to the body's production of energy. Its high vitamin C content about 73 mg per 100 g (or three handfuls) or dried Goji berries-promotes immunity. Goji berries also contain betaine, an alkaloid that helps produce choline, a compound that strengthens the liver.
Trace minerals in Goji berries, such as iron, zinc, and selenium, also work to enhance immunity. Iron combats anemia by stimulating red blood cell production; zinc helps reproduce and repair cells, and selenium works with vitamin E to prevent free radical damage to cells.