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    China,  Goji,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Goji Berry (Wolfberries)

    emointhekitchen In the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), the use of the plant as a tonic increased after a poet said: “it tastes like sweet dew and promotes longevity with a spoon’s chew.” In the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD), commoners made it a tribute food and they sent it to the Imperial Court frequently. In China circulates some short funny stories about goji: “The simple traveller walked through the village of Si-che when his attention was caught by a special scene. A twenty-one-year-old girl was beating an old grey man with a stick. The wanderer wanted to stand up for him because he thought he was about 80 years old. So he asked…