Lycii berry is the chewy, bright red fruit of a shrub in the potato and tobacco family that is native to the highlands of China, where it is more commonly known as gou qi zi. It is also referred to as fructus lycii, Chinese wolfberry and goji. Lycii berries, which have a flavor akin to raisin, is used eaten by hand as a snack, added to salads, cereals or yogurt, or is cooked with rice and other foods. Dried lycci berries may be added to tea blends or used to infuse flavor into other beverages.
Goji/ Lycii Berry, 1/4lb
Also known as wolf berry, Chinese matrimony vine and goji, lycii is a member of the nightshade family, which includes tomato, eggplant, potato and tobacco.
In Asia, the bright red berries are used to flavor teas, wines and jelly, or they are used dried in soups, meat and vegetable stews and a rice porridge called conjee. As a tea, the whole berries are often combined with other herbs, such as licorice root and astragalus root.