Nutrition for Goji Berry (dried)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Goji Berry Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of dried goji berry (5.6 grams or 0.2 oz) contains 20 calories and 0.8 grams of protein. Goji berry consist of 8% water, 77% carbohydrates, 14% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Goji berry is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium. It also contains significant amounts of iron.

In one tablespoon of dried goji berry:

  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 16.7 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in goji berry.

See the Goji Berry Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Goji berries, dried.

Calories in Goji Berry

Goji berry has 20 calories per tablespoon or 357 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

84 percent of calories in goji berry are from carbohydrates and 16% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 84% of the calories in dried goji berry are from carbohydrates. The carbs in goji berry are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (21% and 79%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of goji berry contains 3% of recommended daily values or 0.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in goji berry.

Calories from Fat

Dried goji berry does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Goji berry is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in goji berry are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat or polyunsaturated fat in goji berry.

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Protein in Goji Berry

An excellent source of protein, a single tablespoon of goji berry contains 2% of recommended daily values or 0.8 grams of protein. However, the protein in goji berry is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, goji berry is low in tryptophan.

  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Threonine: 0.02 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.01 g
  • Leucine: 0.03 g
  • Lysine: 0.01 g
  • Methionine: < 0.1 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.02 g
  • Valine: 0.02 g
  • Histidine: 0.01 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan in goji berry.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Goji Berry

An good source of many nutrients, dried goji berry contains abundant amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium. In fact, a single tablespoon of goji berry contains 64% of recommended daily values or 451.1 ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamins in goji berry (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 451.1 ug
  • Vitamin c: 2.7 mg
Minerals in goji berry (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 10.6 mg
  • Iron: 0.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, choline, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin e, folate, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in goji berry.

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Goji Berry Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Goji Berry in Cooking

Goji Berry can be consumed raw.


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