Goji Mediterránea, S.L.

powerd by the sun of Spain

GOJI MEDITERRÁNEA was born with the philosophy of producing and valuing Goji berries at a local Mediterranean level (slow food) and zero residue (agroecological production and certified organic production).


Goji Mediterránea SL is a Spanish company founded in 2020 in the Valle del Jerte (Extremadura), combining the knowledge and experience of its three partners.

Our Products

KNOWING OUR GOJI BERRIES

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) have been known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years as a source of vitality and energy. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, like tomatoes, so the European consumer tastes a product with a new and different flavor for their palate. A new taste for our senses that reminds us of a mixture of the characteristic flavors of blueberries, cherry tomatoes and strawberries.

Goji berries have a high content of bioactive compounds in terms of their properties, including polysaccharides, carotenoids, flavonoids and others.
(SOURCE: Qian et al., 2017)

It is one of the foods that has the highest concentration of antioxidants, carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that belong to the group of xanthophylls, and they play an important role in the retina of the eye. Since the human body cannot produce lutein and zeaxanthin, they must be obtained from food. Zeasantine is a carotenoid rarely present in our diet. The concentration of the carotenoid compound zeasantine in goji berries is 3,260 μg / 100 g, followed by spinach (564 μg / 100 g), red pepper (390 μg / 100 g) and corn (218 μg / 100 g).
(SOURCE: Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University of Madrid. Institute of Food Science and Technology and Nutrition. Higher Council for Scientific Research (ICTAN-CSIC), 2012)

Goji berries also stand out for their high nutritional value due to their richness in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It has a significant concentration of vitamins C, vitamin A-retinol and vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12). It also contains a high concentration of essential amino acids, such as threonine (13%), phenylalanine (6.0%) or leucine (6.0%), among others. Elements such as iron , sodium and calcium are also present.
(SOURCE: Swiss Health and Nutrition Foundation, USDA (US Department of Agriculture)

Goji berry extract has an antioxidant capacity of 88%, and goji seed oil has a concentration of 70% of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid of the omega 6 series. The human body cannot generate this compound, therefore what must be acquired through diet.
(SOURCE: Extremadura Technology and Agri-Food Center - CTAEX, 2019)

As for its consumption the uses are very versatile, since it harmonizes well with spicy and sweet foods and as a healthy food to be incorporated into our Mediterranean diet, rich in local fruits and vegetables produced in the Mediterranean, as has happened recently with other healthy products such as quinoa, chia seeds, spirulina, lucuma or gold from the Incas, noni or fruit of paradise or moringa.