Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Goji Berries- recipes
In the Valleys of Tibet and Mongolia there is a special berry the locals cherish so much they honor it in celebrations that last two weeks each year. Goji berries contain more beta-carotene than carrots, more Iron than Spinach and more Protein than whole wheat (13%). Goji berries contain 21 trace minerals, including germanium - the anti cancer trace mineral rarely found in foods. Goji berries contain 18 amino acids, Vitamin E, and 500 times more Vitamin C by weight than oranges. Goji berries also contain vitamins B1, B2, and B6, which are necessary for converting food into energy.
Vegan RECIPE - Cream of Buckwheat with Goji Berries:
For people who struggle with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance, buckwheat is an ideal food. Many people who are having physical and emotional challenges find that removing wheat and other gluten containing foods from there diet makes a profound difference in how they think and feel. Buckwheat has plenty of protein and B vitamins, and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium. Although buckwheat has many grain-like characteristics, it is from an entirely different botanical family, and is actually a fruit. Since buckwheat is unrelated to the classic cereal grains, those who are allergic to wheat can tolerate buckwheat. It is also Delicious!
To make a serving for two people: Bring 2 ½ cups of rice or soya milk to a boil, slowly stir in ½ cup of Cream of Buckwheat, return to boil. Add a handful of Goji Berries per person. A dash of good quality sea salt or low sodium salt is optional. Reduce heat to low, simmer 10 minutes stirring frequently