Today, introducing goji berries in the diet is one of the most popular ways to lose weight. Moreover, Tibetan barberry berries are famous for other beneficial properties for the human body, which in the East were known even many centuries ago.
Goji berries contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, vegetable proteins, polysaccharides, antioxidants and essential amino acids. They help to fight depression, increase sexual potency, burn fat and help treat many diseases.
It comes as no surprise that a lot of people want to buy goji berries to get all the benefits. So today, this gift of nature is booming in Europe and the United States. The product is still difficult to find on the shelves of stores and supermarkets. But where you can buy these wonderful berries, and how much do they cost? I’ll tell you some things that will help you to buy high-quality goji berries.
These berries are not local products – wild shrub, known as Chinese barberry, grows in the Himalayas and the mountain regions of Tibet. In fact, berries are imported from China’s large wholesale.
So you will hardly be able to buy goji berries at a small grocery store or a pharmacy. But in specialized large stores where there is a special dietary department, you can see the bright or transparent bags and cartons labeled with Goji.
A number of pharmacies have delivery service for medications, including goji berries, that are absent at the moment. So, if today you cannot start losing weight actively with the Tibetan goji berries, then in a few days (or weeks), goji berries will be delivered to your individual order in the pharmacy.
Most often you can see in the stores dried or slightly dried berries. Since it is difficult to import the fresh product, this form of goji berries is considered to be optimal, because it is close to the natural one.
Where can you buy goji berries?
If you have the time and desire, you can collect these berries by yourself in Tibet. But it’s unlikely you’ll do so. Nowadays, you can buy them at special or healthy sports nutrition stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and even on the Internet.
Online pharmacies and virtual health stores
In order to buy goji berries, you may want to visit one of the virtual pharmacies. In general, modern people have already understood the benefits of online shopping:
- In the virtual pharmacy, products are usually a little bit cheaper. Even if the difference with ‘Offline store’ is only a few dollars, it will be still worth buying goji berries online.
- If you go on the Internet, you’ll be able to immediately see what stores and how much do goji berries cost in pharmacies. This is much better than spending time and efforts, wandering the streets in search of the wonderful weight-loss product that would have the most attractive price tag.
- Some pharmacies provide delivery of the order at the specified address of the buyer, so you should not go or drive anywhere.
While fresh goji berries are usually not available at regular stores, dried berries that can be used to make tea can be found without problems. You can also look for the berries in various online stores, which are entirely devoted to the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of health and beauty. And then you will have to choose the health shop that you can trust.
Such pharmacies are ready to offer you not only goji berries in the traditional form but also all sorts of dietary supplements and other means among which, the berries of the Tibetan barberry are present. They may be in the form of tablets, capsules, tonics and immune-boosting teas, cocktails, beauty-beverages, jams, and even shampoos. For weight loss purposes I’d recommend buying only berries.
A very simple way to purchase goji berries in any form – is to order them via the Internet. But there is one f. You cannot check the quality of goods purchased on the Internet.
Many scammers take advantage of this by sending substandard goods or replacing goji berries with barberry ones, which are very similar to them. They, of course, also have their health benefits, but it is somewhat lower than in goji berries, and they differ in their healing properties. If you want to lose weight, then barberry berries will not help.
In what form goji berries are sold?
Today, goji berries can be purchased at any convenient form:
- consisting of juice;
- in the form of a paste or jelly;
- biological additives;
- even in the form of mineral extracts in capsules.
Some wise entrepreneurs even sell seedlings of the plant, indicating the price from $50 to $100.
It is believed that all fresh fruits and berries possess great health benefits. Buta long time.
At grocery stores, you can find goji in jams, pasta or in fruit juices. The least preferred option — is in juice. Since such juices include only 5-7% of the berries, and various flavorings, preservatives and do more harm than good.
In the dried form, goji berries are available at pharmacies, via the Internet and in-store shopping (if you’re lucky). In addition to pharmacies, dried berries can be found in a variety of supplements for
The use of these medications is equivalent to dried and fresh berries. The only negative fact is that you cannot appreciate their taste.
How much do goji berries cost?
Goji berries offer a wide range of prices. And the price corresponds not only to the type of products but also with advertising policies. If a company says that the berries are delivered directly from the Tibetan, they’re collected, dried using the proper technology, their cost will be very high, from $15 to $20 / lb.
The cost of a jar of jam or paste is about $10. And the price of supplements, capsules and tablets of goji extracts has an even wider range. After all, the price depends on the complexity and on their production costs. Thus, the price could exceed $100.
Today, there are sellers who can easily offer fake berries instead of authentic and natural goji berries, which actually don’t have the properties of Tibetan berries that are responsible for the preservation of youth, health, and longevity.
Buying health products remotely, you can easily stumble on a product that does not meet any quality standards. So it’s best to give preference to the stores that you trust, or where your friends successfully bought them. Or read the reviews about goji berries, where real buyers talk about how and where they bought berries.
You should also pay attention to other means of weight loss, offered by stores. If in the store’s assortment you stumble across additives, which are not well proven, tablets, free sale of which is not legal, capsules, which must be dispensed only by prescription, it’s best to look for another store.
The optimal price for dried fruits, as mentioned above, in the virtual and physical stores in the U.S. can range from $15 to $20 / lb. The most expensive black berries are about $20 / lb and are considered the most effective but also the most difficult to find.
Cheap goods may be of poor quality and can be replaced by fake berries. At worst case, it will be packed with all sorts of chemical additives that guarantee the ‘revolutionary’ weight loss properties, but at the same time, a severe allergic reaction or other symptoms of intoxication may appear.
How to distinguish fake berries from goji berries:
- Color. Very bright red color. It is unnatural for goji berries. Rub your hands on the berries, if they are colored, then your berries are dyed.
- Size. High-quality goji berries have an average length of about 0.4 inches. In China, small berries are very cheap.
- Seeds. Goji seeds are small and yellow. There are many of them, at least 10 pieces. Most often, there are about 20 pieces.
- By touch. Berries should be sufficiently dry and relatively hard. The tip of the goji is sharp. Fake berries leave traces on the hands.
- Taste. Fake berries have a sickly-sour or bitter taste. Real goji berries are sour-sweet, the taste should be mild, pleasant. Bitterness is also present in the taste of goji berries.
- Reaction with water. While brewing, some part of berries often have to surface, while some remain on the bottom. If all the berries have fallen to the bottom – they are not goji berries. The water must be painted in a soft yellow color. Beverage’s taste is sweet.
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