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bel
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 12:13pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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hi! i understand that wolfberries are very nutritious food that are commonly used in TCM. Are they benefical for all genotypes? any recipe ideas to share? How do we enjoy them? Cause those that are available to me are usually dried. thanks!
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Morning bel! I looked above @ the Learn More tab>Food Value Lookup which is where the food values for all blood types are listed and did not see them listed. I understand this generally means they would be a Neutral.

I have never hear of these and am interested, I'll google them.
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I think wolfberries are goji berries, but I'm not sure. I know for Explorers, they are a superfood. I don't have my book anymore, but I think I remember goji berries as a neutral or avoid for warriors and maybe gatherers - probably due to a high glycemic index.


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I must have seen them at a point in time and not realized what they are. Aren't most berries high gi




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I don't think so.  It probably depends.  Most berries are usually low in sugar compared to other fruits.  Cranberries have like barely any sugar.  I don't really know about goji or wolf berries though.  


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I don't think so.  It probably depends.  Most berries are usually low in sugar compared to other fruits.  Cranberries have like barely any sugar.  I don't really know about goji or wolf berries though.  


That's right - forgot about them. Thanks!




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I think gatherers and all O genotypes can have goji berries (superfood or neutral), but I'm not sure.  Yes, they are the same as wolfberries.  

Most dried fruit has a high glycemic index, but these don't taste like they have anywhere near the sugar that raisins do, maybe more than unsweetened cranberries.

They make a nice tea (just steep in hot water), they are sold in Asian markets as a tea, and they're also good in anything you'd use dried fruit in.  They kind of remind me of dried apricots, just much smaller  


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The Goji berries I buy are from Dragonherbs.com

For 1 oz. dried berries:

100 calories
20 g. carbohydrates
14 g. sugars
3 g. protein

I don't know if this is the same as the kind more commonly sold in natural food stores.  Dragonherbs carries a better quality in my opinion;  short, plump, deeply pigmented berries that are still moist.  All that I've seen for sale locally are long skinny berries that are very dry.



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They are easy to grow too- a kind of viney bush I guess. Got seed last year from Horizon Herbs and my first plants just finished their first year in the garden. I am growing more seed this spring...

From what I understand they are usually dried before using.
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Goji berries are sold dried, and are close to raisins, in terms of sugar.


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whenever I find clean sources of dried fruit, I leave them to soak all night
in green tea.......next day just liquefy.....turns out like jam!!!
no avoids!


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long skinny berries is what I d choose!


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whenever I find clean sources of dried fruit, I leave them to soak all night
in green tea.......next day just liquefy.....turns out like jam!!!
no avoids!


that's a great idea!


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Quoted from Victoria
The Goji berries I buy are from Dragonherbs.com

For 1 oz. dried berries:

100 calories
20 g. carbohydrates
14 g. sugars
3 g. protein

I don't know if this is the same as the kind more commonly sold in natural food stores.  Dragonherbs carries a better quality in my opinion;  short, plump, deeply pigmented berries that are still moist.  All that I've seen for sale locally are long skinny berries that are very dry.


Hi fellow nomad~! how do you enjoy these berries??
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Most of the goji berries in our HFSs are imported from China, and especially the organic ones, have been openly questioned to be trusted to be of good quality. It doesn't deter people from still buying them.
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Hi fellow nomad~! how do you enjoy these berries??


Nomads Rock!  

I like to drop a handful into a stew, after the cooking is finished.  Then the lid goes back on to sit for 15 minutes for the berries to soften.

I like to put a spoonful in a mug and fill with hot water, like tea.  It steeps for 15 minutes, I drink the tea and eat the berries.  Sometimes I'll mix with rose hips tea.

The brand I use is good eaten by hand, like raisins.  But I don't like the others I get in the stores.  They are kind of dry.



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Quoted from Victoria


Nomads Rock!  

I like to drop a handful into a stew, after the cooking is finished.  Then the lid goes back on to sit for 15 minutes for the berries to soften.

I like to put a spoonful in a mug and fill with hot water, like tea.  It steeps for 15 minutes, I drink the tea and eat the berries.  Sometimes I'll mix with rose hips tea.

The brand I use is good eaten by hand, like raisins.  But I don't like the others I get in the stores.  They are kind of dry.


Nomads totally ROck! you mean you could just add water to it? does it taste nice? Are they superfoods for us Nomads?
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I believe they are neutral for Nomads.

If you want to make a "tea", use very hot water, strongly steaming.  Use a couple of Tb. berries and let it steep for a while.  Then give it a stir.  It tastes somewhat fruity, a little like rose hips tea.  Be sure to eat the berries afterwards!



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hahah.. thanks! will give it a try. In my country, they are often added to soups like herbal soups. havent tried it on its own before!
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Goji berries do not appear to cause anyone problems in term of GTD.  This is not the complete story; individual Swami may degrade this status.  For me they are a primary Geno-Harmonic as universal as Green Tea.

I guess that, although they may not be as efficacious as green tea, they are at least as acceptable.  The relative price will keep me drinking green tea instead, until I have a specific need.


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I must have seen them at a point in time and not realized what they are. Aren't most berries high gi


Berries are generally low GI. Goji berries have some fatty acids, so I would think they're not all that high GI.

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I bought some dried goji berries that came from China. I wasn't very excited about the flavor!
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They make a nice tea (just steep in hot water), they are sold in Asian markets as a tea, and they're also good in anything you'd use dried fruit in.  They kind of remind me of dried apricots, just much smaller  


I must try this! i think chinese red dates can also be used like a tea too.

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I must try this! i think chinese red dates can also be used like a tea too.



i heard that this tea promotes good for blood circulation thereby rejuvenating your body
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