Comparing Goji Berries to Acai Berries
Since the advent of the acai on the national nutriotional front, goji berries have also been shown to as a great superfood as well.
Acai or goji? Many people ask which one is the best for them. This Article has been written to help you decide that very question. So which one is the best. You will have to read to see.
Goji berries and acai berries are highly sought after by health aficionados. However, if your budget is tight, how do you decide which super fruit is for you? This article can help provide assistance in that decision by analyzing three key differences between the berries. These differences include: palatability, nutrition and availability.
Acai berries have a unique yet pleasant chocolate aftertaste. They are also compared with mildly sweet fruits, such as apples or pears. Yet, goji berries are almost always compared to sour fruits, such as raspberries or cranberries. Of course, many people will also say that goji berries also have a sweet component, but it is still somewhat sour.
Goji berries have more antioxidants than any fruit in the world, even the acai. They also have a lot of vitamin C. In fact, just 100 grams of goji berries equals almost the amount of Vitamin C you need in a day.
Yet, when it comes to fiber, acai berries are significantly better than goji. If one consumes 100 grams of acai berries, they would be getting all the fiber they need for the day. This is an incredibly small amount, since 100 grams isn’t even a full cup!
Goji berries can be purchased raw, even in the United States. However, acai berries are usually distributed as beverages, powders or supplements. Finding them in raw form is extremely difficult in the U.S.
So, considering the above factors in mind, which fruit should consumers consider buying? Well, if nutrition is what one is after, goji berries are definitely the best choice. Yet, if you’re only interested in taste, chances are the acai berry will give you an experience you won’t forget. With its chocolate aftertaste, the acai could be the perfect solution for those who are suffering with a major sweet tooth. Sure, it’s not as healthy as a bag of goji berries, but it’s still a lot better than a milkshake or a candy bar.
By Kevin Mcafee
Provided herein is information about the false organic status of the Chinese Lycium barbarusold as m being sold as ‘Goji’ and a monograph from the Tanaduk Botanical Research Institute pointing out the difference between these two lycium berries.
Goji berries are believed to be a rich source of vitamins and nutrients with each goji berry purported to contain 18 different amino acids and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E.
Goji berry, which is also called wolfberry by English speakers, is the name of a whole family very closely related berries, including Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense.