goji berry

go·​ji berry | \ ˈgō-ˈjē How to pronounce goji berry (audio) \
variants: or less commonly goji

Definition of goji berry

: the dark red, mildly tart berry of a thorny, chiefly Asian shrub (Lycium barbarum and L. chinense) that is typically dried and used in beverages

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Another early favorite is healthy snack option Not Your Mama’s Rice Crispy Treat, which is made of toasted millet, sprout rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, raw almond butter, and coconut flakes. Birmingham Magazine, al.com, "Food News: new cafes, a healthy food pop-up, and more," 11 June 2019 Like the contemporary craze for goji berries, ancient wheat, reduced camel-hump fat, and other superfoods, filtering is one of many diversions in a dying world where just about everybody’s head is sunk deep in the sands of nostalgia. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 10 May 2019 Some past favorite dishes included watermelon salads, gazpacho, goji berries, tabbouleh, and ceviche, the Daily Mail reported in 2014. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Middleton's Daily Diet Sounds Healthy and Delicious," 28 May 2019 In Zhongning county, a placid agricultural stretch of the northwestern Ningxia region known for producing goji berries, authorities set up a pilot police-services work station. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, "China Applies Xinjiang’s Policing Lessons to Other Muslim Areas," 23 Dec. 2018 Both use a blend called The Extreme Complex™, which is a combination of active ingredients from the lowest place on Earth (the aforementioned sea) and the highest place on Earth (there are goji berries from Tibetan mountains). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the Dead Sea Should Be at the Top of Every Beauty Junkie's Travel List," 5 Sep. 2018 Dishes are beautifully plated and showcase creative flavor combinations, like ravioli with porcini mushrooms and goji berries, or roasted quail with spinach and figs. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Sweet potato and black bean shepherd's pie; creamy coconut porridge drizzled with juicy goji berries; crispy corn fritters dolloped with avocado mash; Sri Lankan-style curry with sautéed mustard, chick peas, and zucchini. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Prerogative is described as oriental and woody, with notes of pink pepper, red goji berries, and apricot nectar upon first spritz. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Britney Spears Is Launching a A Unisex Fragrance Called Prerogative," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of goji berry

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goji berry

modification of Chinese (Beijing) gǒuqǐ the shrub Lycium chinense

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