Ingredients 101: Goji Berry

February 8, 2012 in Beauty

We, at Upper Canada Soap, work very hard to ensure that our products have the best, most effective natural ingredients to help you lead a fabulous lifestyle. However, many people are asking what ingredients are used in our products and how they’re beneficial to them. As a result, we’re launching an informative series of blogs called “Ingredients 101.” Each blog from this series will contain information and fun facts about an ingredient prevalent in our products. We’re kicking it all off with the wonderful superfruit, “Goji Berry” – which is one of the star ingredients in our Naturally Signature soap, lotion and lip balm collection.

Goji Berries have been growing in the Himalayas for fifty thousand years, and have been used for over two thousand years in traditional Chinese medicine. The berries grow between ten thousand and twelve thousand feet, and can survive extreme temperatures.

The Goji Berry is widely known for its anti-aging properties, therefore, using it daily will help you get one step closer to younger, healthier skin. Along with improving your skin, it’s a great source of polysaccharides that are necessary for boosting your immune function and defense system. Other health benefits include helping eyesight, protecting the liver, strengthening the legs, improving blood circulation and promoting longevity.

In regards to cuisine, the Goji Berry has a slight sweet and sour taste and has a similar chewy texture and shape as raisins. It can be brewed into a tea, made into a liquid, beverages, added to soups and eaten raw.

Fun fact: Goji Berries contain more Vitamin C than oranges!

Click here to get your Naturally Signature Goji Berry Hemp soap, lotion and lip balm today!