Definitions

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  • n. The wolfberry, a fruit in the genus Lycium, especially in commercial products where it is promoted as a superfruit.

Etymologies

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Marketing coinage, likely an altered pronunciation of the Mandarin gǒuqǐ (枸杞). The earliest known usage in print was in a 1996 publication by Stephen Arlin, Fouad Dini, and David Wolfe. The first usage in the LexisNexis database is in an August 21, 2002 newspaper article by John Griffin entitled "Uncooked food trend raises hopes, casts doubts". Wider usage began in 2003 and 2004.

Examples

  • The polysaccharides present in this medicinal fruit called goji berries also help in fighting auto-immune disorders of our body.

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  • MURAD: Well, the food I like the most is called a goji berries.

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  • NGUYEN: And those are called the goji berry, again, right?.

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  • Lycium barbarum, commonly known as goji berries, contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than steak.

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  • Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

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  • Slide 6: Y 8 CHAPTER 4 IN SEARCH OF THE TRUE GOJI Of all the species known as goji, researchers decided to concentrate their efforts only on those that came from the botanical family known as Solanaceae.

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  • While she looks out for moisturizers and eye creams with hydrating qualities, she especially likes versions that contain antioxidants such as goji berries and blueberries.

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  • According to Wikipedia, "Wolfberry - commercially called goji berry - is the common name for the fruit of two very closely related species: Lycium barbarum (Chinese: pinyin: Níngxià guq) and L. chinense (Chinese: pinyin: guq), two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco).

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  • In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others.

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  • Exotic fruits such as goji berries, acai and mangosteen are some of the select fruits that have earned this status.

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