Goji Berries - Lycium barbarum

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  • Goji berries, our superfood in the shop
  • Sweet and sour in taste
  • Yogurt, smoothies, muesli

How do Goji berries taste?

Goji berries taste sweet and sour. In Chinese cuisine, they are an ingredient for cooking. In Germany, we mix wolfberries in muesli, smoothies, or yogurts. They are also suitable as a snack for in between.

In Germany, we call the berry also wolfberry, Chinese wolfberry, or red diamond.

Wolfberries are the fruits of the common Bocksdorn. The Latin name of them is Lycium barbarum.

Furthermore, the common Bocksdorn is a thorny, winter hard shrub with a growing height of 2-4 meters. During the flowering period from June to August, it carries violet, funnel-shaped flowers. Moreover, its red fruits ripen from August to October.

Cultivation areas 

Gojigrows in China and is sold nowadays, even in Europe. The largest cultivation area in China is in the north and west. Ningxia region is China's most productive region, with 50,000 tonnes in 2013.

The fields along the Yellow River (Huang He) have been around for 700 years. In the capital of Ningxia, Yinchuan, the Chinese have celebrated the goji berries every year since 2000. This festival coincides with the harvest in August.

Allergy

According to Wikipedia, Goji berries can also trigger allergies. Therefore, allergy sufferers and cardiac patients should not consume wolfberry until after consultation with their doctor.

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