Apart from being delicious, the Goji fruit contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B2, beta-sitosterol (an anti-inflammatory agent), linoleic acid (a fatty acid), immunologically active polysaccharides (5-8%), sesquiterpenoids (cyperone, solavetivone), tetraterpenoids (zeaxanthin, physalin), and betaine (0.1%).
Ancient Chinese medical texts celebrated these berries for their wide range of health benefits including strengthening the "chi" or life force of the body. The people who consumed this fruit were reported to live free of common diseases like flu, arthritis, cancer and diabetes.
Goji berries are nutrient-rich fruits that are high in antioxidants and provide vitamins A, C, and B-complex. Among other benefits, goji berries are rich in iron, beta-carotene, selenium, germanium, and include 18 amino acids (a source of complete protein).
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