Goji Berries (Organic, Raw)

The original superfood
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3 oz

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8 oz
16 oz

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5 lbs

With a potent combination of protein and super-nutrients (and a long history as a traditional Chinese longevity food) it’s no wonder these tasty little morsels have become the world’s most popular super berry.

Toss a handful in your mouth, in your smoothie, or in your cookie batter, and you'll be getting a mega-dose of cell-protecting antioxidants, essential vitamins and trace minerals, including vital selenium. They're also loaded with heart-healthy phytosterols and eye-friendly carotenoids.

Need some quick, tasty protein? Gojis are loaded with 18 amino acids, while also providing a balance of fast and slow-acting carbs for energy, and fiber for happy digestion.

Not only are these gojis certified Organic, unlike many gojis in the US, they come direct from the source and undergo extensive lab testing for purity, earning highest purity scores for heavy metals (details below).

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raw organic goji berries

raw organic goji berries

One of the only Certified Organic gojis available

Our berries are grown exclusively in the mineral-rich soil of a pristine Chinese valley, whose alluvial soils have been nourished by millennia of spring floods from the Yellow River. Farming is an ancient traditional lifestyle here, and multiple generations of families come together cooperatively to tend and harvest exquisite goji berries (and share in the profits of this growing industry). Our farming partners take pride in producing an exceptionally high-quality product.

Timing of the harvest is important, as nutrient and flavor profiles will be off if picked too early or left on the bush too long. Entire villages come together to accelerate the harvest process, where each delicate berry is picked by hand. 

The berries are collected in buckets and plastic bins, covered to prevent contamination or solar "burns," and trucked a short distance to a western-standard HACCP/GMP facility where they are washed in a water bath before undergoing controlled dehydration at RAW temperatures (under 105°F) to achieve the right balance of dehydration without losing their chewy texture.

Certified USDA Organic Goji Berries

Unlike many others on the market, our goji berries are actually USDA Certified Organic (as opposed to the Chinese "Green Seal" certification used by many other operations). Most goji suppliers buy from large aggregators with no traceable supply chain increasing the chances of contamination or poor quality. Only ELF provides direct, traceable sourcing from a single cooperative of small farmers.While the goji berry has exploded in popularity, the rush to fill this demand has led to a reckless lack of oversight among goji producers, importers, and distributors. We were one of the first companies in the US to test competing "organic" gojis for traces of pesticides — discovering, among other things, that many were contaminated with high levels of sulfites (which have been known to aggravate symptoms of asthma in sensitive persons).
raw organic goji berries

certified organic goji farm

raw organic fair trade goji berries

sustainable goji berries

Keeping it clean

While many of the traditional goji farms in China lay the berries out on mats in the fields to sun-dry, this can lead to a variety of problems with contamination from mold,  rot, and waste from passing birds and animals. Our berries are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness and quickly moved to a pristine, certified organic facility where they are washed and dried at RAW temperatures.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

Sustainably harvested fair practice raw organic goji berries can be your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.