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    Goji Berry


    I've been looking into goji lately and have found some remarkable evidence that they may well be worth the trouble. They are pretty expensive and the taste is not real great but with a little honey they are good. They are tolerable.

    I recently purchased some at $19 dollars a pound, plus $10 shipping, not to eat but to plant. Apparently they can grow anywhere, from desert to high altitude, in cold or warm.

    So I planted a tray of 30 and right now I have 5 that are up and they do seem to be coming up slower that advised. In a few weeks I will transplant them to bigger pots for the winter to keep in my sunroom, which does freeze, as the house is not done yet, but will not get as cold as outside, which can get to 20 to 50 below on bad years. Some protection for young plants is advised in the winter, especially the first year.

    Here are some videos that will show you why goji may be worth adding to your garden.They also dry well for winter storage.

    this following film shows a great improvement in the state of the blood only 36hours after first consuming goji berries. Cholesterol and bacteria are reduced and blood cells look healthier.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=



    This defines the ORAC scale related to Goji - 25,100 ORAC! It also contains ORMUSand is a complete protien, polysaccharide sugars (think glyconutrients)

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    Goji Berries are number one in Chinese medicine and are also reported to boost natural human growth hormone levels.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=



    This is the instructional film I followed to plant goji. I planted the whole berry. Some did not come up so I split open some berries and took out the seeds and planted 3 to a cup and Im waiting to see how that does. I used azmonite andgoat manure to fertilize a typical organic potting mix. I will transplanteventually to a larger pot and add chicken manure. Because these plantstypically grow in high regions of the mountians high nitrogen soils should notbe required. Actually, each seed has about 30 seeds, not hundreds. I will winter them in 1 gallon pots in a cold sunroom for winter protection until spring then put them in the groud.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v==related


    and last but not least
    This page has studies related to goji berry. Seems a fair amount of research has been done.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=goji%20berry

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    My personal opinion - the bestest Goji Berries - Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries
    Yummy

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    I discovered that chocolate covered goji berries are delicious. But instead of buying the pre-made ones I buy them plain and often eat them as a yummy treat with a piece of dark organic chocolate and some raw almonds...the flavours all compliment each other perfectly. Also when I first got goji berries a few years ago...I ate them, but wasn't crazy about the their taste...but now even on their own I think they are delicious...so must be an acquired taste.

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    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    My personal opinion - the bestest Goji Berries - Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries
    Yummy
    Yes! Those are the ones I eat too.
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    I've had several brands over the years and the one's Im growing are from http://gojiberry.com/ I've really not seen much of a difference in the berries from different companies... only in how dry or moist they are.







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    Goji Berries are great for any heart patient because they will unstick your blood just like the video shows. I've been eating about 1/3 cup every morning for 6 months. I eat them with a 8oz glass of pure water every morning.

    I started a thread on Goji a couple of months ago. As a heart patient, (5 way bypass) I will say they have no alternative. I doubt I would have needed the surgery after a few months of Goji. In any case, I've been eating Goji from Whole Foods for about 6 months. Here are the affects it had in the first 2 weeks. Since I've been taking them I have noticed...

    I don't have ANY CHEST PAINS any more. My nitroglycerine medicine is not needed.
    I can walk for miles with no pain or problems. Completely off of Plavix.
    My sex drive has increased and I've waken up and not been able to roll out the bed if you get my drift.
    My nose cleared up. I was addicted to nose spray for 10 years or longer. It just cleared up one day. WOW
    My ED medicines work much better and the side effects are greatly reduced.
    I have increased energy and I think much clearer.

    I swear by Goji... they have changed my life. Totally recommend to every heart patient, but it may produce problems for people on Coumadin. My cardiologist can't find anything wrong with me. He said, don't tell everybody or you will run off all my patients.

    He right.
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    Goji berries and raisins are great in my morning oatmeal. For those who care, these items can be stored long term.

    Whole Foods sells goji berries in bulk.

    Haven't planted any yet but I plan to do so.

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    Can you plant any goji berry or do they have to be sun dried in order to sprout?

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    Quote Posted by foreverfan (here)
    Goji Berries are great for any heart patient because they will unstick your blood just like the video shows. I've been eating about 1/3 cup every morning for 6 months. I eat them with a 8oz glass of pure water every morning.

    I started a thread on Goji a couple of months ago. As a heart patient, (5 way bypass) I will say they have no alternative. I doubt I would have needed the surgery after a few months of Goji. In any case, I've been eating Goji from Whole Foods for about 6 months. Here are the affects it had in the first 2 weeks. Since I've been taking them I have noticed...

    I don't have ANY CHEST PAINS any more. My nitroglycerine medicine is not needed.
    I can walk for miles with no pain or problems. Completely off of Plavix.
    My sex drive has increased and I've waken up and not been able to roll out the bed if you get my drift.
    My nose cleared up. I was addicted to nose spray for 10 years or longer. It just cleared up one day. WOW
    My ED medicines work much better and the side effects are greatly reduced.
    I have increased energy and I think much clearer.

    I swear by Goji... they have changed my life. Totally recommend to every heart patient, but it may produce problems for people on Coumadin. My cardiologist can't find anything wrong with me. He said, don't tell everybody or you will run off all my patients.

    He right.
    Sorry about your heart situation, Foreverfan. Looks like you have it under control - good for you! Have you watched the documentary "Forks over Knives"? It is available on Netflix and is an amazing documentary where they show that heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes and other degenerative diseases are reversible.

    Goji berries are fantastic. I add them to my green smoothies, making for a complete and nutritious meal. Anyone interested in the power of green smoothies, check out the book "Green for Life" by Victoria Boutenko. It's probably the best on the subject.
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    Thanks, Arrowwind. I would not have thought Goji could be planted in my zone, but now I will give it a try!

    As an aside, I think the 3rd video may feature David "Avocado" Wolfe, the other half of the team with Avalon's own Avocadess (Michele.)

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    I am curious, Arrow, did you find fresh berries or did you just pant the dried kind that are sold in package and crossed your fingers?
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    AND the greens are good for you as well, young leaves are great in salads, older growth might be a little bit bitter.
    Why not now?

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    very common here (Hong Kong).

    as we know, don't eat too much, never over 30 gram per day, and its not suitable for those who have hypertension.

    & just like everything else, they have counterfeit too...
    http://www.batafood.com/tag/fake-goji-berries/

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    I am curious, Arrow, did you find fresh berries or did you just pant the dried kind that are sold in package and crossed your fingers?
    Quote Posted by penn (here)
    Can you plant any goji berry or do they have to be sun dried in order to sprout?
    Any dried goji should sprout, I assume, unless they are old and the seeds have withered to nothing. Its taking them longer to sprout than the video said. All you need to know about planting them is in the video with the 2 guys I provided. You can also open the berry and take the seeds out. I decided to to this when the planted whole berry didnt sprout... but I think I was not patient enough for they are coming up now. Each berry has about 30 seeds and I have multiple coming up now, 5 and 6 in one spot and having to thin them.

    They can also be grown in 5 gallon buckets if live you in an appartment but I am suspecting that they can grow just fine in 3 gallon pots also and I will give them a try as they are easier to move around. Eating the fresh berries are suppose to be much more potent than the dried and If you can manage that for part of the year I think you would do yourself a big favor.

    I am wondering if there is any advantage to freezing fresh berries over drying them.

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    Goji Berries are great for any heart patient because they will unstick your blood just like the video shows. I've been eating about 1/3 cup every morning for 6 months. I eat them with a 8oz glass of pure water every morning.
    so 30 grams equals about 1/3 cup?

    Foreverfan, your success story is inspirational. Does the doc in any way check your blood viscosity? If so can you tell what test he uses?
    I really need to know more about how they monitor blood viscosity other than the PT/INR. Is that what he usese or something else?

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    AND the greens are good for you as well, young leaves are great in salads, older growth might be a little bit bitter.
    Good to keep in mind. I had forgotten about that. I wonder what good things the leaves bring

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    Quote Posted by foreverfan (here)
    Goji Berries are great for any heart patient because they will unstick your blood just like the video shows. I've been eating about 1/3 cup every morning for 6 months. I eat them with a 8oz glass of pure water every morning.

    I started a thread on Goji a couple of months ago. As a heart patient, (5 way bypass) I will say they have no alternative. I doubt I would have needed the surgery after a few months of Goji. In any case, I've been eating Goji from Whole Foods for about 6 months. Here are the affects it had in the first 2 weeks. Since I've been taking them I have noticed...

    I don't have ANY CHEST PAINS any more. My nitroglycerine medicine is not needed.
    I can walk for miles with no pain or problems. Completely off of Plavix.
    My sex drive has increased and I've waken up and not been able to roll out the bed if you get my drift.
    My nose cleared up. I was addicted to nose spray for 10 years or longer. It just cleared up one day. WOW
    My ED medicines work much better and the side effects are greatly reduced.
    I have increased energy and I think much clearer.

    I swear by Goji... they have changed my life. Totally recommend to every heart patient, but it may produce problems for people on Coumadin. My cardiologist can't find anything wrong with me. He said, don't tell everybody or you will run off all my patients.

    He right.
    This is very interesting, methinks I'll have to try it, thanks!

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    gunna see if i can get some growing

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    I soak mine overnight and then add them to the morning smoothie. The taste is just ok, not my favorite. The health benefits can't be denied, however.
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    My personal opinion - the bestest Goji Berries - Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries
    Yummy
    where can I get those?????????
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    My personal opinion - the bestest Goji Berries - Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries
    where can I get those?????????
    Google knows all .

    Just search for "Dragon Herbs Heaven Mountain Goji Berries".

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