Wild Black Wolfberry
Black wolfberry, a rare variant of wolfberry, grows in the central and northwest regions, especially Qinghai, at high altitudes (2,000 – 3,000 meters).
Its unique appearance and potential health benefits have gained popularity in recent years.
Thriving Amidst Desolation: The Remarkable Wild Goji Berry Communities of Qinghai's Nuomuhong
In Qinghai’s Nuomuhong, the largest area of pristine wild goji berry communities thrives tenaciously on cracked saline-alkaline soil. Geographically, this place is surrounded on all sides by vast desolation.
Over a hundred square kilometers are enclosed by deserts, snow-capped mountains, and alkaline soil. Blowing winds carry sand, and the Kunlun Mountains stretch endlessly. At night, one can often see the green glint of wolf eyes.
The black goji berries we find are all collected by local farmers through wild harvesting. The harvesting of black goji berries is entirely done by hand, and a skilled harvester can pick up to five pounds in a day. Fresh fruits come with many impurities: leaves, branches, and so on. The thorns of black goji berries can sting, much like a bee sting, causing significant discomfort.
For your health
Black goji berries are a superfood rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, with phytochemicals like anthocyanins, flavonoids, and carotenoids.
Antioxidant properties protect against oxidative stress and free radicals.
Abundant in vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and calcium.
Dietary fiber supports digestion and gut health.
Unlocking Health Benefits with Black Goji Berries: Addressing Dietary Challenges and Boosting Kidney Health
Solving Two Dietary Issues
- Consuming Excessive Aging-Promoting Foods
- Neglecting Foods that Aid in Body Recovery
Black goji berries are rich in polysaccharides and anthocyanins. They can help elevate the antioxidant levels in our blood.
Plants containing anthocyanins exhibit vibrant colors (such as blue, red, purple, etc.). Their primary role is to assist in clearing free radicals from the bloodstream. In the normal metabolic process of the body, there is a balance between free radicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron. If there are too many free radicals and insufficient antioxidants in the body, oxidative stress occurs. Free radicals can negatively affect lipids, proteins, and DNA, leading to inflammation and cell damage. Therefore, maintaining a balance between antioxidants and free radicals in our bodies is essential. Fortunately, nature offers many antioxidant-rich foods.
Black goji berries are also rich in trace elements like zinc, which can increase enzyme activity. This, in turn, stimulates the secretion of pituitary hormones and growth hormones. Consequently, it provides auxiliary therapeutic effects for those with kidney deficiencies, enhancing sexual function.
The right to food
The right to food, and its variations, is a human right protecting the right of people to feed themselves in dignity, implying that sufficient food is available, that people have the means to access it, and that it adequately meets the individual’s dietary needs.
Enjoy the versatility of black goji berry with these delightful options:
- Direct Consumption: Savor the slightly sweet and tangy taste of black wolfberry as a nutrient-rich snack.
- Soup Enrichment: Add washed black wolfberries to soups for nourishment and strength.
- Brewed Delight: Make a soothing tea by brewing black wolfberry with warm water, preserving its antioxidants for radiant skin.
Experience the authentic Qinghai wild black wolfberry, revealing unique colors in acidic and alkaline water due to proanthocyanidins.