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Calories in Dried Goji Berries

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author image Carol Luther
Carol Luther has more than 25 years of business and technical writing experience and 10 years of experience in international health project management, which includes child survival, youth AIDS and health systems information technology. Luther's work has appeared in "Diamond" magazine and online at Global Progress, Mahalo, Trazzler and Wcities. She has a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
Calories in Dried Goji Berries
A bowl of dried goji berries on a table. Photo Credit Amarita/iStock/Getty Images

The goji berry has traveled from the peaks of the Himalayas in Tibet to a natural foods retailer near you because it is a nutrient powerhouse. Like other fruits, it brings essential nutrients to your diet in a portable low-calorie package. These berries have antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Fast Facts

The goji berry grows in Tibet and Mongolia, where its name is wolfberry. “Superfoods for Dummies” says the two berries are nutritionally the same, but the goji berry is sweeter. Producers dry the berries to preserve them and keep the nutrition intact.

Features

A serving of dried fruit is ¼ cup, half the amount for fresh fruit. A ¼-cup serving of dried goji berries has 220 calories.

Considerations

Eat dried goji berries in moderation, along with other fruits to keep your daily sugar intake reasonable. Colorado State University warns that goji berries have blood-thinning properties. If you take anti-coagulant medications, discuss the risks of eating these berries with a physician.

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