Dried Goji Berries
Goji or wolfberry, these berries are native to Asia and have been used in Asian cuisine as snack or breakfast as a healthy addition to teas, yogurts, fruit juices, or fruit purées. These have mild sweetness and slightly chewy texture.
These dried goji berries that are tasty and a great addition to your recipes. Healthy, too! Pour in your savoury or sweet concoctions, salads, breakfasts, desserts and a lot more. Add crispness to your dishes.
How to Eat or Use Goji Berry:
Add in your morning tea or sprinkle on beverages, use to make a goji juice or a goji berry tea: soak a handful of berries in a glass of hot or cold beverage for 5-10 minutes. Soak a handful in a glass of water for 10 minutes then stir them into your batter mixture for your baked goods. Top on smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, salads, desserts, or sauces. Add in trail mixes or eat on its own for a snack.
The goji berries are abundant in antioxidants, especially zeaxanthin that is good for the vision. They will surely help boost immune system to fight against harmful free radicals and reduce inflammation potential. They are also are rich in vitamins A beta-carotene, vitamin C that acts also as antioxidants, and other minerals. Adding these berries to your diet may help in various benefits such as eye protection, cancer protection, support of immune system, promoting skin health and anti-aging, promoting liver and kidney health, and aiding in blood sugar balance. They are said to help improve sleep, manage depression and anxiety, and improve mood as well.
*May interact with medications, seek doctor advice before taking.
Storage: store in an air-tight container in a cool dark place.
Shelf life: about 1 year when stored properly.
Parfait à la Goji
1/4 cup fresh cream
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp soaked goji berries
1 mango, sliced
1/4 cup fresh berries
Beat egg yolks in a mixer and add sugar to achieve a mousse-like texture.
Add the lemon juice then the mango slices.
Mix the other ingredients and the fresh cream.
Refrigerate for a few hours.
Serve and enjoy!