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Kraig
Friday, February 2, 2007, 7:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I found them at Costco of all places... Big bag, some added juices and a little sugar to improve the taste.
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Alia Vo
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Thank you for sharing your find with us.  

It would be a nice option for Costco customers to have a bag of goji berries sans sugar nor added juices.

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I could not tolerate the gogi berries, they made me feel as like I had coffee stomach....very hyper and acidic. This happened off of very small quantities, 3-10 berries. May just be my overly sensitive system but wanted to put it out there.


I was very interested in the comments on the Goji berries as I too tried the juice as well as just the berry. My poor stomach wanted to know what I was doing to it. I had a similar reaction Dew. I also find it interesting that most of the negative comments are coming from us "O's."


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It didnt agree with me either ...


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I also find it interesting that most of the negative comments are coming from us "O's."


This is why it is important to test for adverse bodily or digestive reactions to unrated foods; albeit they are neutral because they have not been tested, we will all react differently according to our unique biochemical makeup.

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I love Goji berries!  yummy
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I have eaten the goji (Lycium) berries from my local natural food stores as well as the local herbalist.  I found them to taste just so-so.  I like to order mine from Dragon Herbs.  The berries are a different variety, and are more round, soft and deeper color.  They have more of a rich, sweet flavor also.

"There are two primary varieties of Lycium. The first is called Ning Xia Lycium. This Lycium is the preferred herb of herbal connoisseurs. It is big, has thick fruit meat, has few seeds and its taste is sweet and exquisite. Ning Xia Lycium is further graded according to size, larger ones selling for considerably more than smaller ones. The larger ones tend to be sweeter, and have a juicier texture. Grade 1 Ning Xia Lycium has no more than 370 fruits per 50 grams. Grade 2 has no more than 580 berries  per 50 grams. Grade 4 has no more than 1100 per 50 grams and no more than 15% damaged fruit.

A second variety is known as Blood Lycium. Blood Lycium is of a lower quality than Ning Xia Lycium. The Blood Lycium Fruit tends to be relatively small, has numerous seeds, has a bright glossy skin that is thicker and tougher than that of Ning Xia Lycium, and is considerably less sweet. Often, Blood Lycium has a distinct tartness that overwhelms the sweetness. Grade 1 Blood Lycium contains no more than 600 fruit grains per 50 grams. Blood Lycium is OK, and it still has the tonic benefits associated with Lycium, but it is far inferior to Ning Xia Lycium."

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A few of us noticed that we got itchy little red bumps after eating goji berries. Stop the goji berries and the itchy bump goes away. Interestingly they are single little red bumps dispersed, not like a rash at all---too far apart. More like a bite, but only after goji berries.  

I stopped eating mine after reproducing this effect several times. We never concluded whether it was a cleansing reaction or an allergic one.

I blended my soaked (water) goji berries in smoothies and I ate a considerable amount at one time. I may try them again in smaller quantities. Right now is not a good time to introduce new and potentially allergic foods into my diet, however. The pollen season is about to get in full swing and my whole system is just waiting for something to tip it over the edge. I won't be reporting on the latest goji berry experiment until it has passed.


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