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Navitas Naturals Organic Goji Berries, 8-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 2)


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  • 100% certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, certified gluten-free, vegan and raw
  • Goji berries are one of the most abundant sources of antioxidants, and they?re also a good source of protein, vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Goji berries provide diverse nutrition ? with 20 minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin (B2) and beta-carotene
  • Enjoy goji berries as a healthy snack or add them to oatmeal, granola, cookies, cereal and trail mix
  • Food for modern life. Great for home consumption or use in your healthy restaurant or café.


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Ingredients
Dried Goji Berries (Lycium Eleganus).

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Macronutrient Balance

Navitas Naturals Goji Berries provide a number of important macronutrients including carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and soluble fiber. There's even more to this sweet little red berry including 18 amino acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 20 other trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus and riboflavin (B2). Ounce-for-ounce, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than soybeans and spinach.

About Navitas

Navitas Naturals was founded in 2003 to bring energizing superfoods to North America to invigorate the modern ‘Western’ diet. Our organic superfoods come from ancient cultures around the world where they are traditionally used for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. Health-conscious people choose our nutrient-dense superfoods because they are an abundant whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients.



Recipe: Berry Delight
Ingredients
  • ¾ Cup Navitas Naturals Cashew Whole Nuts
  • ¼ cup Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Goji Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Flax Seed Sprouted Powder
  • ½ cup reduced fat unsweetened coconut shreds*
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice powder
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp canned pumpking puree
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cup all-natural brown rice crisp cereal** (divided)
  • 1 cup fruit-juice sweetened dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped Pecans (optional)

Directions

For best results, add the ingredients in the directed stage (and not all at once), to achieve optimum texture: Place the cashews in a food processor, and grind into a coarse flour. Add the coconut shreds, coconut sugar, lucuma powder, goji powder, flaxseed powder, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt, and blitz to combine. Add the canned pumpkin and vanilla and blitz once more to form a wet dough. Add 2 cups of the brown rice cereal and process until ground into fine crumbs. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cereal, cranberries, and chopped pecans (optional), and blitz just for a moment to coarsely chop the last round of ingredients, but retain most of the texture.

Lay a piece of wax or parchment paper down on a flat surface, and spill the “dough” out on top. Use your hands to firmly press the mixture into a 1-inch-thick rectangle, compressing as much as possible to get it to “stick.” Lay another piece of wax paper on top, and use a rolling pin to firmly roll the dough into a ½-inch flat layer. Remove the top paper, and re-press together any pieces that may have drifted from the main rectangle. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

Will keep for 1 week at room temperature, or 2 weeks refrigerated.

*Sold at many natural food stores. If unavailable, use regular unsweetened coconut shreds.
**Choose a variety without added sugar, like Barbara's.

Product Description

Goji berries are red nutrient-dense fruits that have been enjoyed for thousands of years as a nourishing food. The sweet, chewy, dried berries are a surprisingly strong source of protein (including 18 essential amino acids), and they also contain an abundance of antioxidants and more than 20 vitamins and minerals including zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B2) and beta-carotene. Navitas Naturals Goji Berries have a unique fruity flavor that is similar to dried cherries, raisins and cranberries and they are perfect for snacking straight out of the bag. The little red berries also provide a tasty superfruit boost to granola, oatmeal, tea, cookies, yogurt, cereal, smoothies, trail mix, salad and more.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001EO5OKC
  • UPC: 858847000703
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,093 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

The berries give it the sweet taste while the sea salted cashews give it the salty taste.
mary kircher
There's been an unresolved growing concern about food, any food produced in China, even though it is labeled "organic" with the USDA and AIC labels.
L. M. L. Wilson
They tasted like the Goji Berries I'm used to I was just put off by the hard as rock candy texture.
David Nox

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Charles Burns on December 27, 2006
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These berries are thought to be one of the one of the healthiest natural foods. There are many "stories" about the amazing benefits of these berries, many of which may be true, but a few verifiable facts about them (in dried form) follow:

1) High protein (about 12%), and are a complete protein. This is good for anybody, but particularly noteworthy to vegans, who choose not to get their protein from meats.

2) Decent fiber content (about 10%)

3) 18 (!!) amino acids

4) Like most sweet fruits, high in carbs and calories. 100 grams give you about 350-380 calories; roughly 3/4 from carbs and 1/4 from fat.

5) 6 vitamins, 8 amino acids, 11+ minerals (more in trace amounts)

6) Carotenoids, unsaturated fatty acids (this is a good thing), phytosterols (help lower cholesterol), and other healthy (or theoretically healthy but not particularly well researched) phytochemicals.

Enough with the technical jargon. These berries are great in cereal, smoothies (once hydrated), and tea. For tea, try this:

Put water, a small number of berries (6-15ish) and a teabag in your cup, microwave for about a minute per teacup (time varies), drop a small amount in your favorite tea along with the teabag and let the berries and tea steep for about 3 minutes.

This adds a subtle character to green tea (plus an unusual, tasty snack to do with a few of the sips). The flavor seems to blend well with chai and jasmine too. This may work differently for those who use creamer.

Of note:

- If you let them soak for too long (more than about 5-10 minutes) they get mushy and lose their texture and flavor.

- If you do not soak them long enough, they can feel a little bit gritty. I think this is due to the seeds.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Miriam on January 17, 2011
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I *love* goji berries and planned to use these for smoothies. I've eaten goji berries frequently in oatmeal, muffins, etc, as I used to purchase them from a bulk bin at my local health food store in CA. I moved, though, and needed to find a new source. I thought these would be a good deal b/c of the awesome price, but they are TERRIBLE tasting--for one, they're so hard (they're sundried) that it hurt my teeth to try to chew them. Then, when I did eat a few, they had such a bizarre, chemical-ish taste (they tasted kind of like the way melting plastic smells), that I became concerned and decided to throw them away rather than eat them. Amazon does not allow returns for this item (grocery). They were nice enough to give me a refund (unexpected!). Sadly, these are in the trash, and I will not be purchasing them again.

Added on Jan 30, 2011: If you read the reviews on this product carefully, you'll notice that many of the 4 and 5 star reviews sound like they were written by people responding to a Mechanical Turk assignment asking them to review the product. Most of the 4 and 5 star reviews don't say that the reviewer has actually purchased the product--they just contain general, positive info about goji berries.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lorena Mcgovern on November 9, 2006
I LOVE wild Tibetan Goji berries. They are so tasty and make my body rejoice when I eat them. They help me with diabetic symptoms, especially when taken before bed. My 4-year-old daughter loves them too.

I used to pay $22/pound for this exact brand, so this price is truly unbeatable. Did I mention that I'm excited about this find??
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Another Brick in the Wall on November 23, 2006
I ordered these from Amazon to give them a try. I was very pleased.

They taste good just plain -- dried cherries or cranberries is the closest comarisson I can think of, but the Goji is a bit pinker and larger, more like a berry. They are slightly sweet but not sticky. I'm sure they'd be great in pancackes, trailmix or ice cream too.

They are low calorie and have good vitamins, plus some fiber and protein.

It's like having the culuture of the Tibetan mountains shipped to you.

Very good stuff.
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful By L. M. L. Wilson on April 8, 2010
Go to [...]. Search for the video entitled: WHOLE FOODS MARKET "ORGANIC" FOOD MADE IN CHINA!!!!

According to my research, China is the major supplier of Goji berries. There's been an unresolved growing concern about food, any food produced in China, even though it is labeled "organic" with the USDA and AIC labels.

If you want to know about specific products, you can go to the WJLA website for a "do not purchase" list.

Because I learned that China produces the vast majority of the world's supply of goji berries, I sent an inquiry to a US distributor-retailer of "certified organic" goji berries to ask them how they knew for sure that their "certified organic" goji berries were truly organic. I never got a response.

I have learned that the Chinese government does not allow non-Chinese, independent individuals or agencies to inspect the organic farms in China. I do not know whether the Chinese government has changed that policy or if any progress is being made as of this writing.

Until I can be sure the higher prices for "organic" labeled foods are justified, I am going to avoid any food products that are "Made In China" from Whole Foods Market or from any other distributor.

If you don't see the country of origin on the label, my feeling is....why? And I don't buy it.

Of course, even if the label says "Made In USA", that is no guarantee that some ingredients in the product do not originate in China. E.G., Trader Joe's does not sell products "Made In China" but that does not mean that products put together and "Made In USA" do not use ingredients imported from China. Which is worrisome.

The consumer is king. If you weigh in with your buying habits (your almighty wallet), the producers will listen. Your health is the most important asset you own. Become a fierce creature and protect your health.
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