Goji Berries are considered one of the superberries and indeed one of the top superfoods. It was first cultivated in China over 1000 years ago where the famous life enhancing goji benefits have long been revered. These health benefits have been enjoyed in Tibetan and Himalayan regions for centuries and it is known locally as the “Happy Berry” because of the feeling of well-being it imparts.
Goji benefits have an important role in traditional Chinese medicine. Goji has long been believed to enhance circulation and the immune system, and also boost liver function. Enormous numbers of these berries are now produced each year, marketed under the names Tibetan Goji or Himalayan Goji, for export to the West, where there has been a rapid interest in these superberries not only for their nutritional value but also for their high antioxidant content. It is a remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.