Goji Berry


The oblong, bright-red fruit of the goji plant. Outside of their native China, goji berries are most commonly found in dried form; dried goji berries are slightly sweet, sour and salty in taste. The are purported to be high in nutrients and marketed in Western cultures as a health food, while in China they are used for medicinal purposes.


Other names: Wolfberry
Translations: 室伏ベリー, غوجي بري, 구기 베리, Goji-Beere, Goji ברי, Гоји Берри, Goji बेरी, Goji Беррі, 枸杞, Goji Берри, Goji Бери

Physical Description

Colors: Range of reds, mainly dark reds.

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Sweet and Sour
Mouthfeel: Earthy, Can be hard to chew.

Selecting and Buying

Choosing: Avoid dried goji berries that are a bright orange red, as this may indicate that artificial coloring has been added.
Buying: Usually can be bought in bulk sections in Whole Foods or Central Market.


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