Lose Weight with Super Food Goji Berry

It’s always exciting to find new information about the veggies and fruits I grow in my Ohio home garden.  I had no idea the beautiful Goji Berry plant I grew in my garden a few years a go was pack with so many health benefits.  In today’s share I feature inforgraphic from friends at Select Juicer.com  that I’m sure will inspire you to grow your own Goji Berries.
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Interested in growing your own Goji Berries?  It’s super easy and the vine is gorgeous in most any sunny location of your home garden.  I share more at Lifeberry Goji Berries in my Home Garden. 

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The first summer I grew a Goji vine in a larger container surrounded by some of my favorite herbs and flowers. The bees and butterflies loved the flowers of the Goji Berries.  I need to look back on my instagram and find a photo of the bloom from that summer.   The berries came quick and was surprised by their flavor right off the vine.  I prefer to eat the Goji Berries after they’ve been dried in a dehydrator. 

What do you think about Goji Berries?  Have you ever tried them in a recipe or do you just eat them fresh off the vine?  I’d love to hear your oppinion and recipe suggestions so please share a comment below. 
Happy Gardening,
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2 thoughts on “Lose Weight with Super Food Goji Berry”

  1. Well, my LifeBerry goji from Stark Bros produced its first harvest for me this past autumn of 2015. I (and others) found the berries to be rather disagreeable in flavor when eaten raw, straight off the vine; bitter and medicinal with a seedy texture. From that point I used them in baking, where these issues vanished into the flavor and texture of the finished product. This coming season I expect to dehydrate much of the harvest and see where that takes us!

    • Great to connect Jay – I had a similar experience with the plant I grew year in Ohio in a container. I was sharing it all spring and summer on social media from the time I brought it home from the local garden center to the first bloom. It came time to eat a berry and I was surprised… it was not what I imagined. I’m glad I shared it on social media because someone introduced me to drying them! They taste awesome dried in salads and of course in smoothies. I would love to try them in bake goodies. I’ll have to look up some recipes!

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