If you've not previously heard of wolfberries, then you might have come across the goji berry, which is how this berry tends to be marketed, although there are also a variety other names with which it has come to be associated. For those who are unfamiliar with this fruit, here's a quick guide to everything you need to know.
The Wolfberry is, in fact, a deciduous woody perennial plant, consisting of a long flowering shoot. However, it is the fruit of this plant which tend to be of the most interest, and takes the form of a bright red, ellipsoid berry. It is these berries which are thought to be extremely nutritious, with antioxidant properties.
Wolfberries tend to be cooked before consumption, and are usually eaten in their dried form. They have been widely marketed as a 'superfood' in recent years, and eaten on their own they offer the perfect healthy snack whilst watching TV or playing Foxy Bingo, and other such online games. However, wolfberries can also be added to a variety of meals and dishes, especially soups and broths. Wolfberries can also be boiled to make a herbal tea, or blended with grapes to create wine.
One of the reasons why wolfberries are thought to have numerous health benefits is that they can contain 6 essential vitamins, as well as eleven essential dietary minerals. Since their increase in popularity, wolfberries have been sold not only in their dried form, but also as a juice, pulp and grounds.
Wolfberries are also thought to contain exceptionally high levels of vitamin C, so it is little surprise that products such as yoghurt, granola bars and even soaps containing this fruit have all experienced commercial success. However, not all of the health benefits which are claimed to be associated with this fruit are thought to be scientifically proven.
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