About Organic Goji Berries Powder
The Raw Chocolate Company's organic goji berry powder is made from goji berries grown on the Qinhai-Tibet plateau in Southwest China. Referred to as the 'roof of the world', the 2.3 million-km² area has an average altitude of over 4000m and is the largest plateau in the country. Due to the height of the plantations, the growing goji berries enjoy clean, unpolluted air and nutrient-rich Himalayan glacier water. It is these conditions, along with the long hours of sunshine, which make goji berries from this region amongst the most nutritious in the world.
The fruit is harvested when ripe and tender in late summer or autumn. They are either picked from the plant, or the vine is shaken lightly and the berries are collected into trays or baskets. Goji berries are traditionally dried in the shade on special bamboo mats, followed by exposure to the sun until their skin is hard, but the pulp remains soft. They are handled with the greatest care to avoid bruising and discolouration.