Just one cup of Goji berries, also called wolfberries, or Lycium barbarum, contain up to 12 grams of protein!
Here are some other positive attributes of Goji:
Goji berries contain 18 essential amino acids, and arguably more beta carotene than any other food on planet earth – and that includes carrots.
They are also full of vitamin C and contain a polysaccharide that has been discovered to be a powerful secretagogue, which is a substance that stimulates the secretion of human growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
Goji berries also protect eye health with zeaxanthin and lutein, as well as protect us from cancer since they have free-radical scavenging antioxidants.
Germanium, found in Goji berries, has been very effective in treating certain types of cancer as well as AIDS, according to Dr. Janet Starr Hull.
This incredible food from the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, deadly nightshade, eggplant, chili peppers and tobacco) is native to Southeastern Asia, originally grown in the incredibly harsh climate of the Himalayan Mountains and also now grows throughout China and southeastern Europe. Their nutrient content and antioxidants alone are something to rave about, but when you add the fact that they contain all the amino acids we need as well as a big dose of protein, they definitely are elevated to ‘super’ food.
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Source: Natural Society