Our goji berries are grown on a plantation on the banks of the Yellow River in China, where the rich soil provides all of the water and nutrients needed by the growing goji trees. Around 3000 trees are panted per hectare, and the evergreen shrubs are encouraged to grow lengthways (similarly to a vine) and stand around 1 metre high, which makes it easier to harvest the ripe berries. 
Each tree can produce around 1kg of berries, which are harvested between June and November of each year. As the ripe berries are fragile and easily damaged they must be carefully picked by hand, avoiding the sharp thorns of the goji tree. Legend holds that if touched when unripe, the goji berry will oxidise and turn black, and the traditional hand picking method is still favoured over mechanical harvesting today. , .
A single berry picker will collect on average 30kg of fresh goji berries in a day.  The harvested berries are carefully cleaned and then laid out to dry under the sun. Once fully dry the goji berries resemble small red raisins, and can be safely stored without the need for preservatives for over a year, retaining their characteristic colour, taste and array of nutrients. 
Since its discovery by western cultures in the past decade, the goji berry has become a popular component of nearly every health conscious diet. Its versatility makes it easy to incorporate into a range of dishes; goji berries can be added to savoury stews imparting a subtly sweet flavour and juicy texture, eaten on their own as a healthy snack, or mixed into desserts as an alternative to chocolate chips.
goji4Gojis are high in fibre, protein and iron. They are also a source of vitamin C. Protein contributes to a growth in, and maintenance of, muscle mass. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. Iron contributes to normal transport of oxygen around the body; it also contributes to normal cognitive function, normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining health. It contributes to: collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth; the protection of cells from oxidative stress; normal energy-yielding metabolism; normal functioning of the nervous system; and maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise.