Superfoods - GOJI BERRIES - Their exceptionality, power potential and benefits.

Goji Berries have a long history in Chinese medicine, extending back thousands of years, as a secret to longevity and strengthening the immune system.  Today, clinical trials have confirmed the goji is indeed one of the most powerful super foods known, with an exceptional balance of all macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat, and even soluble fiber). Goji berries feature 18 amino acids (including all of the essential amino acids), which are 10% of the fruit's composition. Goji berries are a phenomenal source of antioxidants, including carotenoids like beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene (rarely found in berries). To add to this already impressive list, goji berries also contain over 20 vitamins and trace minerals like vitamin C, zinc, riboflavin (vitamin B-12), and iron. 
Goji berries have a distinct sweet flavour that is a cross between a cranberry, cherry, and tomato.
Use in: breakfasts, drinks, smoothies, sides, snacks, salads and dressings, entrees, sweets and desserts.

Sea Salt is more than just sodium; it contains a collection of trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iodine.  Additionally, sea salt has a subtly complex flavour that livens up recipes wonderfully.

Coconut (palm) Sugar is a healthier alternative to cane sugar (sometimes sold as palm sugar) and is made from the crystallized nectar of thee coconut tree blossoms. It has half the glycemic index of cane sugar, several vitamins and minerals, and has been named by the WHO (World Health Organization) "the most sustainable sweetener in the world." Plus, the caramel-like flavour is undeniably delicious.  It can be used as a 1:1 substitute for white or brown sugar.


Source: Superfood Kitchen - Julie Morris

Susan Arruda