goji berry

go·ji berry | \ˈgō-ˈjē \
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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Superfoods Blueberries, kale, spinach, salmon, quinoa, broccoli, chia seeds and goji berries are just a few nutrient-rich foods that help people stay healthy and feel good. Jackie Pilossoph, chicagotribune.com, "15 material and nonmaterial self-confidence boosters," 20 June 2018 Vegan of the Sea features organic tofu, mango, goji berry, edamame, sweet onion, lettuce, cucumber, sesame seeds, red cabbage, carrot, sprouting tip. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "R&R Poké, offering Hawaiian-style raw fish and rice bowls, to open up in Wauwatosa soon," 29 June 2018 Che Lychee has lychee jelly, goji berries, chia seeds, and rose syrup. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "In search of brain freeze," 21 May 2018 Sweetness leaches from rock sugar, goji berries, star anise, cloves, cinnamon and licorice — the scents alone stir the palate — and is held in check by heat, conjured by doubanjiang, dried red chiles and Sichuan peppercorns for a low-level buzz. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Ho Foods, a Noodle Soup That Nourishes and Transports," 19 Apr. 2018 There is no one definition for a superfood, Dornblaser and other analysts point out: Marketers have slapped the term on a fantastic range of presumptively healthy foods, from agave nectar and goji berries to kale and quinoa. Caitlin Dewey, chicagotribune.com, "The sudden collapse of coconut oil, 2015's favorite superfood," 7 Mar. 2018 Its flavors are then intricately layered with cardamom, ginseng, goji berries, Chinese dates, angelica root, ginger, and chilies. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Warming up to Chinese hot pot at Little Sheep," 5 Apr. 2018 Among the ones that have not: wheat germ, acai, pomegranate and goji berries. Caitlin Dewey, chicagotribune.com, "The sudden collapse of coconut oil, 2015's favorite superfood," 7 Mar. 2018 This wine from France’s Loire Valley smells like goji berries tossed in allspice and tastes like crunchy cranberries and raspberries with salty eucalyptus. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, "5 Great Writing Wines, aka Wines to Drink on Deadline," 8 Mar. 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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