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Goji Berries - are they edible?

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suedonim Mon 18-Aug-08 18:44:02

Because they don't taste edible! I thought it was just me not 'getting' them but both my student dd and a neighbour have said they don't get them either. We suspect they're actually woodchips that have been dyed red. Any ideas of what I can do with them, recipe-wise?

PootyApplewater Mon 18-Aug-08 18:45:02

we don't get them either.
and ds2 normally eats anything! grin

claricebeansmum Mon 18-Aug-08 18:45:32

Gillian McKeith always warbled on about them but look where that got her grin

Overmydeadbody Mon 18-Aug-08 18:46:13

They are a complete waste of money and a clever marketing ploy.

There is nothing in them that makes them more worthy of being a superfood than, say, carrots...or blueberries.

PootyApplewater Mon 18-Aug-08 18:52:09

we got them for ds2, as they are supposed to ease/lessen asthma symptoms.
we've no idea if they work, as he wouldn't eat the berries.

ScummyMummy Mon 18-Aug-08 18:58:21

they are disgusting. i'll be very interested to see if anyone likes them. it seems impossible!

nkf Mon 18-Aug-08 19:00:25

I read some nutritionist on the subject. She said they are packed with all sorts of good things. But then so are apples. Superfoods my foot.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 18-Aug-08 19:01:53

gah they are vile !! ds insisted on buying some but we can't eat them and he likes funny old sour things - that's probably why Gillian McKeith likes them, they're nasty and not much fun.

PootyApplewater Mon 18-Aug-08 19:07:24

we should all take our unused berries and use them to make some sort of sculpture to the goddess of fads. grin

tiggerlovestobounce Mon 18-Aug-08 19:12:58

I dont think they are edible. My sister eats loads of them though hmm

suedonim Mon 18-Aug-08 20:51:43

Maybe I should have put this in AIBU - I'd have had 100% agreement! WTF's a goji anyway? grin

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 18-Aug-08 21:09:48

goji juice however is v nice according to ds - but I think it's mixed with other fruit juices

halogen Mon 18-Aug-08 21:11:28

They are vile. The only person I know who eats them willingly is my dad who operates on an 'if it tastes nasty it must be good for you' principle.

suedonim Mon 18-Aug-08 21:48:49

grin

jimmyjammys Mon 18-Aug-08 22:16:19

Try putting them in stocks or steaming them with chicken - that is what they do in Asia and how they should be eaten - makes them go sweet and juicy!

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