A versatile ingredient, goji berries can add a sweet yet sour kick to a meal and not only will they enhance the flavour of your dish, you’ll also enjoy some great health benefits as a result.
1. They’re a good source of protein
Goji berries are a great source of protein with 2 heaped spoonfuls (30g) of the berries providing your body with 3.6g of protein. Protein not only contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass but also helps to maintain the development of natural, healthy bones.
2. They contain iron
Many adults simply don’t recognise the role that iron plays in keeping our bodies healthy. Iron is important for oxygen transport around the body and the formation of red blood cells. A 30g serving of goji berries provides 16% of your Recommended Intake of iron, so they are a great way to ensure you are keeping those all-important iron levels topped up.
3. They’re a source of fibre
Fibre is integral to a healthy balanced diet. According to the NHS, fibre “can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health”. One 30g serving of our goji berries will provide 3.3g of fibre.
4. They contain vitamin A
Our Goji Berries provide 7% of your daily Recommended Intake of Vitamin A. There are several important functions of Vitamin A in the body including, helping your immune system, helping vision in dim light and keeping skin and the linings of some parts of the body, such as the nose, healthy (Source: NHS).
5. Provides Vitamin C
Need a Vitamin C boost? Every 30g serving of our goji berries provides 6% of your Recommended Intake of Vitamin C, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system.