Goji Berry - Nutrient content including Amino-Acids

Hi there,

I need to find the full nutrient content including the list of Amino-Acids of Goji Berries.

Thanks for your help,
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dhsindyConnect With a Mentor Retired considering supplemental income.Commented:
It seems everyone quotes a 1988 Beijing Nutrition Research Institute study (analysis) of Goji berries (two different species) claiming it contains 18 amino acides among other nutrients.  Noone gives a link to this study or published the results that I can find.  There is much general information (lists of nutrients) but no quantitative information.

Interesting, some products have made claims that have resulted in a couple of lawsuits.
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Hi Viki,

Thanks for your link :)

They do not list the amino-acid content though!

Have any ideas?

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viki2000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
From 1st link:
"• 17 amino acids such as: Alanine, Arginine, Aspatate, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Metthioonine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine."

From the 2nd link:
"Amino Acid: 8.48mg"
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Hi Viki,

I need to know the break down.

viki2000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Some people claim that are 19 amino acids, but most of them say 18.
The Goji Berry is also named Wolfberry:

Here is the only list that I could find:

The numbers shown are in mg at 100g content of Wolfberry juice.
dhsindyConnect With a Mentor Retired considering supplemental income.Commented:
Goji berries are rich in nutrients.  

Goji Berries have side effects.

Goji berries could interact with some drugs (blood thinners, diabetes drugs and blood pressure drugs). So, talk to your doctor first.

Otherwise, it's probably safe to eat goji berries in moderation.

Before taking diet supplements, let your doctor know.
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Thanks dhsindy for yeur efforts in helping.

What I realy need here, is the breakdown of the their amino-acids and amouts.

nickg5Connect With a Mentor Commented:
In nature, there are more than 100 amino acids to be found. However, the human uses only 20 of them.
So some of those contained in Goji berries may not be used by the body. We recently needed content of protein in blood. We learned that the protein injested passes into the intestines where some are sent to the liver and converted into amino acids. Amino acids is how protein gets into the blood.
So, actual amounts of amino acids for the Goji berry may be something you can not locate without a lab doing analysis and that might be costly.

This link shows a company that happens to mention, and rarely it is ever noted on a nutrition label, that Goji berry contains 8.48mg of amino acids. It may take a laboratory to break it down further for you.

Another company selling the berries, The Byron Bay Wheatgrass Company, listed these as the average content per 100 grams:
Total Fat: .7g
 Saturated Fat: 1.1g
 Protein: 10.6g
 Total Carbohydrate: 21g
 Sugars: 17.3g
 Sodium: 24mg
 Energy Value: 346kj
 Calcium: 112.5mg
 Iron: 8.42mg
 Crude Fibre: 7.7g
 Vitamin C: 18.4g (this is also quite high)
Carotene: 7.83mg
 Amino Acid: 8.48mg
ReneGeAuthor Commented:
Hi Nickg5

Well I think I`m going to wrap it up with my comment with the following:

I have not found any nutritional data on goji barries from a reputable source and no one actually breaks down the Amino-Acide it supposly contains.

After wasting so much time, I seem to have found that any claims are claimed from other claims from people selling the product.

I rest my case.  Goji berry is just another berry!!

Cheers and thanks for all your contributions.

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