We continuously strive to supply high quality trending ingredients with the most recent addition of Goji Berry Seed Oil to our prolific product line! The Goji Berry, also referred to as the Wolfberry, and scientifically known as Lycium barbarum, is a berry native to Asia that has been used for millennia. The oil is obtained from the dried seeds through supercritical CO2 extraction resulting in an unrefined raw ingredient carrying a yellow hue and characteristic aroma and flavor profile. Goji is a member of the Solanaceae family, also known as the Nightshade family. Solanaceae is the botanical taxonomic name given to a large group of flowering plants that includes a number of agricultural crops such as tomatoes and eggplants – making the Goji berry a close cousin!
Various stories surround this popular vining plant as it has been an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine since approximately the 3rd century. A particular folk legend that dates back about 2,000 years tells a story of a doctor in China that happened upon a village consisting of citizens who were over 100 years old! The villagers all drank from the same well that was surrounded by Goji berry vines. As the fruits ripened, they would drop into the well and it was this well water infused with Goji that was believed to bring longevity to the people living in this village.
Goji Berry seed oil yields health benefits due to its naturally rich content of antioxidants and linoleic acid, a desired omega-6 fatty acid most notably in the nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Antioxidants are adored for their ability to fight and protect against negative impacts of our environment such as oxidation and exposure to free radicals and pollution. Linoleic acid may offer anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an emollient in topical products. Goji Berry seed oil is often incorporated in serums, anti-aging creams, moisturizers, make-up, cleansers, and other personal health care items.
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