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What Is The Difference Between Goji Berries And Wolfberries

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Goji BerriesIf you are confused about if there exists any difference between goji berries and wolfberries, then the solution is right here. They are actually the same thing except for few differences. Here I am going to discuss the differences between goji berries and wolfberries.


 


 


 



 


Both goji berries and wolfberries are the marvelous little red berries which grows all around the world and people call them by different names in different places. Goji berries and wolfberries are also known as lycium berries. Although people get confused with these two, their taste, size and growing location are the three major factors which distinguish them from each other.


 


Major differences between goji berries and wolfberries:


 


Goji berries are small in size and possess a bright red color when dried. They are rounder in shape. Whereas the wolfberries are much larger in size with an oblong shape. The wolfberries are orange-red in color.

Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions. You can find plenty of gojiberries in Mongolia because of the soil and temperature. Wolfberries grow in heavy clay and sandy soils, in part shade to full sun. Wolfberries are vining shrubs which are often planted on banks to control erosion.

Gojiberries are sweet in taste like that of cherries, dates or raspberries. Whereas wolfberries are sour with a nutty taste.


 



Other minor differences:

Gojiberries are rich in antioxidants, especially carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Gojiberries protect the liver and improve the sexual function and fertility. Wolfberries are excellent sources of micronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber.

Gojiberries can be used in many ways. You can make gojiberry juice or can be used to garnish various foods. It's leaf can be used as tea and it's flowers for decoration. On the other hand, wolfberries can be used to make banana bread or muffins. You can also make healthy breakfast by mixing the wolfberry fruits with cereal.

Wolfberries, gojiberries, they are wonderful. These two unique little berry is the biggest nutritional powerhouse in the world! So next time you pick some, make sure you keep in your mind the difference between Goji berries and wolf berries.


 


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