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Valentine’s Day Sweets for your Sweetie!

On February 5, 2012, in Antioxidants, Goji berry products, Goji Galore, by Goji

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Hint, hint goji berries are a natural aphrodisiac!! Goji Gourmet has some great goji berry gift ideas on their website and will gift wrap for FREE, if you just comment in the notes section that you’re buying for a V-day gift! Here are just a few of our suggested combinations:

Holiday Gift Set
Cookies, Coffee and a Candle, Oh My!This delightful gift set  includes 3 large bags of Goji Gourmet cookies (our 3 most popular flavors: Goji Almond Oat, Goji Cherry Cacao and Goji Ginger Walnut – flavor substitutions are available upon request), a 1/2 pound of 100% Arabian coffee and a Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange candle! Price: $29, including gift wrap ~ ORDER NOW
Claybox Gift Set
Hand-crafted Claybox Plate & Cookies
This Claybox plate is hand-crafted out of earthenware clay, signed on the back by the artist, and exclusively produced for Goji Gourmet customers. The custom purple glaze covers the surface of the plate but the natural clay color is exposed on the rim and back. The plate is 6 inches in diameter and rounded on the bottom, giving it a cute, wobbly aspect. This is a lovely little plate on which to serve goji berry cookies or any other healthy snack of your choice and makes a unique gift item! Includes the hand-crafted cookie plate and large bag of Goji Cherry Cacao (flavor substitutions okay). Price: $32.50 ~ ORDER NOW
Cookies and Sweet Scents
Cookies and Sweet ScentsThis Cookies and Sweet Scents gift set includes a large bag of Goji Almond Oat, Goji Chocolate Chip, and Goji Cherry Cacao for a total of 48 cookies (3 16-cookie bags) along with the Voluspa Goji & Tarocco Orange 100ml reed diffuser and 4.5oz tin candle! Price: $43.50 ~  ORDER NOW

Aphrodisiac Powers of Goji

On February 14, 2011, in Goji berry products, by Goji

Excerpt from Known for centuries in Asia, goji berries are called “happy berries” in China, where there aphrodisiac powers are held in high regard. In Chinese medicine, goji berries are administered to strengthen the adrenal system, believed to be a center of sexual energy. The fruit’s aphrodisiac status even found its way into an ancient Chinese proverb warning men who travel away from their families: “He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat goji ”

Clinical tests have proven goji berries to be helpful in lowering bad cholesterol as well as a potential for treating metabolic syndrome, a precursor to erectile dysfunction. Its nutritional claims also include one of the highest contents of beta-carotine of all fruits. As such, goji berries are administered by health food practitioners for their promise of helping eaters to look and feel young.

The berries are most often sold dried, in which state their sweet/sour taste is like an intense cross between a dried cranberry and a golden raisin. They can be used in cooking similarly to a dried cranberry or can be tossed on salads or added to trail mix. In China, the dried fruit is cooked into savory chicken or pork stew and is also steeped as an herbal tonic. The Chinese even make wine from what they consider to be one of the most powerfully nutritious foods.