Latin Name: Lycium barbarum syn. Lycium halimifolium, Lycium vulgare.
Plant Family: Solanaceae
Other Names: Wolfberry, Chinese Wolfberry, Box Thorn, Mede Berry, Barbary Matrimony Vine, Himalayan Goji, Tibetan Goji, Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Red Medlar, Ning Xia Gou Qi, English Teaberry, Bocksdorn & Matrimony Vine.
Description: Lycium from which goji berries are harvested, is a deciduous, woody, perennial, shrub that grows to a height of 1-3 metres. The leaves are generally lanceolate (spear-shaped) sometimes ovate and are approximately 7cm in length. The 5 petaled flowers are light purple in colour fading to pale lilac or white, when the flowers fade the bright orangey-red berries appear.Goji berries are well known for their health benefits.
Brief History: According to folklore, Tibetan people who regularly ate Goji Berries were reputed to live up to 150 years of age. Li Quing Yuen, a Chinese herbalist is said to have lived to be 250 after eating goji berries every day of his life.
N.B. Did you know that Goji Berries have loads of health benefits and are just great for losing weight?
Allergen caution: Sulphur Dioxide added.
The leaves and seedlings are cooked in soups and stir fries in China, the leaves are also drunk as a tea substitute. The berries are eaten dried and can be used in a similar way to raisins.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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