Nutrition Spotlight: Goji & Mulberries

Antioxidant Powerhouse

Did you know Goji berries and mulberries are extremely high in antioxidants? Mulberries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins, which are known to be very anti-inflammatory. Goji berries contain antioxidants that fight off free radicals and reduce inflamation, along with a ton of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber! Both berries are perfect for topping cereal, yogurt, or just snacking on.

Ancient Medicine

For centuries, many cultures (heavily ancient China) have used Goji berries to fight off disease and prevent illness. Goji berries contain phytonutrients and trace minerals, two things the typical person often doesn’t get enough of. Goji berries are thought to lower blood pressure, reduce blood glucose, and even fight depression and anxiety (the jury is still out on this one for me).

So what about mulberries? Mulberries have been consumed from both Eastern and Western cultures for many years. These berries contain GABA, which is a compound thought to aid in anxiety and depression. Mulberries are thought to nourish the blood through the minerals and vitamins contained within the fruit.

Taste Test

In my opinion, mulberries have a slightly tart, kind of floral taste. Some people say they are reminiscent of grapefruit. I like to eat a small handful of these on their own, usually after dinner.

I have to be honest. I only eat Goji berries for their health benefits. These berries have an extremely perfumey taste (my fiance strongly disagrees). When I eat these, I usually do so by adding it to my oatmeal.

Where to Buy

I have personally purchased both products from multiple grocery stores, including Sprouts, Target, and even Walmart.

If you prefer the online approach, here are some awesome, affordable options!

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