Monday, September 12, 2011
Have you ever heard of Goji Berries? Goji berries have 10x more antioxidants than blueberries. Goji Berries contain a complete spectrum of antioxidant carotenoids, including beta-carotene and zeaxanthin (supports the eyes). Goji berries are the best source of carotenoids of known foods. Goji Berries are a very rich source of vitamin C, having 500 times more vitamin C per ounce than oranges, actually more almost than any fruit you could name. They are also a superb source of vitamin A, not surprising because they are a bright red color. Goji berries also have vitamins B1, B2, B6, and E; they are becoming a famous antioxidant.
They are also a rich source of both selenium and germanium and have hence been used in a number of clinical trials involving cancer patients. When given to patients undergoing chemotherapy, the berries conferred significant protection for the liver. In Oriental medicine, they are said to correct chi deficiency, meaning that people with low energy, insomnia, heart palpitations, and even anxiety are more comfortable after consuming goji berries. The berries have 18 amino acids (higher than bee pollen) and 21 trace minerals, linoleic acid, and more beta carotene than carrots.
For this review I received 4 bags of Goji Berry Cookies. I couldn't believe how delicious they were! They are so full of flavor and they are all natural, so that even makes it better.
The four flavors of Goji Berry Cookies that I received were, Ginger Walnut, Almond Oat, Cherry Cacao and Chocolate Chips. My favorite was the Almond Oat and Chocolate Chip. These are one of the best cookies I have ever had! I would highly recommend these cookies! My family loved them!
Goji Ginger WalnutGoji Ginger Walnut cookies are spicy but sweet bits of ginger combined with omega-3 and antioxidant packed walnuts creates a delicious experience that is tough to beat!
All natural ingredients: Organic white whole wheat flour, organic goji berries, organic crystallized ginger (organic ginger, organic raw sugar), natural buckwheat honey, natural walnuts, organic butter, raw turbinado sugar, organic egg, raw wheat germ, organic vanilla extract, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, turmeric.
Goji Almond Oat CookiesGoji Almond Oat cookies are a lovely combination of almond and oat that is sweet and heart-healthy to comfort any craving!
All natural ingredients: Organic white whole wheat flour, organic goji berries, organic oats, natural buckwheat honey, natural almonds, organic butter, raw turbinado sugar, organic egg, raw wheat germ, pure almond extract (alcohol, natural oil of bitter almond, water), organic vanilla extract, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, turmeric.
Goji Cherry CacaoGoji Cherry Cacao cookies is a sweet bite of cherry coupled with an antioxidant boost of cacao creates a mouth-watering afternoon snack or late night delight!
All natural ingredients:Organic white whole wheat flour, organic goji berries, natural buckwheat honey, organic cacao powder, dried cherries (cherries, sugar, sunflower oil), organic butter, raw turbinado sugar, organic egg, raw wheat germ, cream of tartar, baking soda, natural cherry flavor, organic vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric.
Goji Chocolate ChipsGoji Chocolate Chip cookies is back to basics with a delicious chocolate chip cookie enhanced with goji berries. These little morsels are healthy and satisfying while filling you with nostalgia of your childhood favorites!
All natural ingredients: Organic white whole wheat flour, organic goji berries, natural buckwheat honey, organic butter, raw turbinado sugar, organic 70% cacao dark chocolate (organic cocoa beans, organic sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic ground vanilla bean), organic egg, raw wheat germ, pure vanilla extract, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, turmeric.
About Goji Gourmet
At Goji Gourmet, they love scrumptiously healthy organic foods and have super-charged their favorite family recipes with goji berries to create goji-licious guilt-free gourmet snacks. Goji Gourmet is committed to using Superfoods such as almonds, oats, oranges, ginger, honey, and walnuts to ensure that your sweet snacks still contribute to your overall well-being.
Their mission is to provide preservative-free (no icky chemicals!), low-sugar (they love antioxidant-packed buckwheat honey instead of refined sugar), low calorie and carbohydrate, nutrient-packed treats for you and your family to enjoy anytime of the day!
Allison Jagtiani is the founder and Chief Epicurean Officer (CEO) of Goji Gourmet. She grew up as a young baker in Des Moines, Iowa and has a love for delicious food that is still healthy.
Allison has always been very entrepreneurially-spirited. As a young child, she and her friends would go door to door selling anything from hand-drawings to sweet corn to homemade butter! Her parents started a bottled water company in Iowa in 1975, well before bottled water needs and awareness had grown to what it is today. Allison lived through the hard work and long hours of starting a business but her childhood experience had a huge impact on her and she grew to understand the freedom, empowerment and self-fulfillment of having your own business!
Allison Jagtiani After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Allison wanted to be on "Wall Street" and landed a position at UBS in New York where she worked for seven years in Equity Research. This analysis role was a wonderful experience but in the back of her mind, she always wanted to get back to the ultimate goal of owning her own business.
Shortly after resigning in March 2009, Allison learned of the benefits of goji berries. Given her love for baking, she immediately knew she wanted to create something more than a bag of berries out of this super-antioxidant, vitamin-packed, incredible berry from the Himalayan Mountains! Goji berry cookies are the company’s first step towards creating a scrumptious yet healthy line of snacks that satisfy your sweet cravings!
Allison and her husband happily married in November 2008 and they currently live in New York City.
A product sample was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.
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