Growing up, drinking herbal soup was a must after dinner. I was always curious what it did for me, but all my mom said was…
It’s good for you. Drink it.
The taste never bothered me so without asking questions, I drank it. But as I got older, I began to question everything, especially those little red berries floating in my soup.
So what are those little dried red berries that have become so popular recently (in Western Culture) and what do they do?
In Chinese, they are called “Kei Chi” also known as, Gogi Berry.
Golgi Berries have been used for thousands of years in Tibet and China as a culinary ingredient and medicinally. (My mom always told me it was great for my eyes). They are native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia. Sooooo what is their purpose???
Here is a list I gathered ^_^
- Golgi Berries contain all essential amino acids
- Naturally high in Vitamin C & Vitamin A
- Contains 21 trace minerals (iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, etc.)
- More than 12% of daily fiber
- Boots immune system
- Help with liver & kidney meridians such as lower back pain, dizziness and eyesight.
So now it makes sense why my mom put them in her herbal soups! ^_^. The ones she buys come from asian markets, but my favorite is this one. Who else loves gogi berries?