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Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

Goji, goji berry, or wolfberry, is the fruit of either Lycium barbarum or Lycium chinense, two closely related species of boxthorn in the nightshade family, Solanaceae.

Both species are native to Asia, and have been long used in traditional Asian cuisine. The fruits are similar but can be distinguished by small but significant differences in taste, sugar content, and content of the aminoacid betaine.

The fruit has also been an ingredient in traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese medicine, since at least the 3rd century CE.

Goji contains high percentages of macronutrients including carbohydrates (galactose, glucose, rhamnose, arabinose, mannose and xylose, between 30-40%), proteins (12%), fat, fiber (10%) and glycoconjugates. Goji has been shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

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