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Recommended Daily Dose of Goji Berry

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Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
Recommended Daily Dose of Goji Berry
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A goji berry is the commercial name for the fruit of two closely related plants, Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense. Fresh goji berries are typically available only in areas where they’re cultivated, such as China. Dried goji berries are commercially available in the United States and are very high in sugar like most dried fruit. Goji berries contain many nutrients that have recommended daily doses, also known as daily values.

Serving Size

BuddySlim provides nutritional data on goji berries. This information applies to dried goji berries with no other ingredients. The serving size is 5 level tablespoons.

Calories

A serving of goji berries has 112 total calories, which is equal to about 5.5 percent of the daily value for calories. This daily value applies to a daily diet of 2,000 calories. Carbohydrates provide 94 calories, fat accounts for 14 calories and protein makes up the remaining 4 calories.

Carbohydrates

Goji berries contain 24g of carbohydrates per serving, including 21g of sugar and 3g of dietary fiber. This provides 8 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates and 12 percent of the daily value for dietary fiber.

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Protein and Fat

A serving of goji berries contains 1g of protein per serving, or 2 percent of the daily value for protein. Goji berries also have 1.6g of fat, which provides 3 percent of the daily value for fat. This fat content consists entirely of unsaturated fat, as goji berries contain no saturated fat, trans fat or cholesterol.

Vitamins and Minerals

Goji berries contain 12mg of iron per serving, which is 67 percent of the daily value for iron. It also contains 20mg of vitamin C, or 33 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. The vitamin A content in a serving of the goji berries is 170 International Units, which is 5.7 percent of the daily value for vitamin A. The calcium content in a serving of goji berries is 8mg, or 0.8 percent of the daily value for calcium.

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