Black goji berries or red goji berries

Black and red goji berries are both goji berries, but one is known as “soft gold”, and one is reputed to be the only “total nutritional vegetarian” on earth today, do you know why? They are all useful foods for the human body, so do you know the difference between black goji berries and red goji berries?


Listening to the names, we know that one of them is black and the other is red.

Wild black goji berries have small particles, rounded fruits, a small stalk, low sugar content, and only a little sweetness when chewed directly, so even diabetics can eat it with confidence.

Red goji berries are flat and long, generally have no stalk, have a large sugar content, and have a sweet taste when chewed directly.


Black goji berries and red goji berries not only look different, but even their efficacy is very different.

Black goji berries because of the large amount of anthocyanins, can eliminate human free radicals, has a significant anti-aging effect, anthocyanins are natural sun covering, can prevent ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin, prevent the premature formation of skin wrinkles, make the skin younger, more energetic. Black goji berries can also prevent and treat diabetes and have obvious anti-fatigue, hepatoprotective, anti-tumor, unclog blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and protect cardiovascular disease.

Anthocyanins can improve blood circulation, restore lost microvascular effects, strengthen fragile blood vessels, for people with insufficient venous function, proanthocyanidins can effectively reduce pain, edema, night cramps and other symptoms, so European doctors usually recommend varicose veins patients to eat anthocyanin-rich foods.

Red goji berries contain a goji pigment, which is an important physiologically active component of goji seeds. It has the functions of nourishing the liver, nourishing the kidney, moisturizing the lungs, improving the body’s immune function, and preventing atherosclerosis.

How to eat

Black goji berries are generally eaten in water, but black goji berries have very harsh requirements for water temperature, and the water temperature is too high to completely destroy the nutrition of black goji berries, and the anthocyanins in black goji berries will deteriorate in the case of temperature processes. Black goji berries can be soaked in cold water, but drinking too much cold water is not good for the body, so when we soak black goji berries, we should choose warm water at about 60 degrees.

Black goji berries in such a temperature of water, nutrients will not be destroyed, black goji berries in anthocyanins can also be well dissolved in water.

Black goji berries have different colors in different water quality. in acidic water, purple; In alkaline water, it appears blue.

Red Goji Berries: Red Goji berries are generally used for medicinal purposes, and they can be found in many Chinese medicine prescriptions and medicinal diets.

Recipe recommendation: 【Starry Sky Bird’s Nest】

Although black goji berries can only be soaked in water, we still have cool ways to eat drops!

How to make it:

Ingredients: bird’s nest, black goji berry, osmanthus, stone bee sugar

  1. Stew bird’s nest, Note: do not put sugar when stewing bird’s nest;
  2. Line the container with stone bee candy and smash it slightly for shape;
  3. Put in bird’s nest (a temperature of about 60 degrees is preferred, this temperature can make the color and time of black goji berries smudge just right), you can sprinkle a little osmanthus to create a feeling of stars;
  4. Finally, put in the black goji berries, the whole starry sky is yours.

【Fish maw goji berry glutinous rice porridge】

Since there are many ways to eat red goji berries, we recommend one of them here.

How to make it:

Ingredients: Red goji berries, fish maw, glutinous rice, salt or rock sugar

  1. Soft wash the fish maw bubble, cut into slightly coarse silk for later use;
  2. Wash the goji berries and glutinous rice and set aside;
  3. Put an appropriate amount of water in the electric sand pot, and put in the prepared ingredients after the water is boiled;
  4. Adjust the electric sand pot to the automatic gear, and add salt or fish maw when the maw is soft and glutinous.

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