|Is Juice Better than Dried Berries?|
Is Juice Better than Dried Berries?
I get this question a lot. If you can get raw berries and juice them in a good quality juicer then you would have a very good juice. However it has been discovered that even more special compounds are available in the fermented berry, and that is why goji wine is now commercially produced. However, your chance of getting raw berries is slim to none. The berries bruise so easily that they will not be commercially available in the foreseeable future.
All commercially available juice must be treated with a high temperature process to give you shelf life. First item lost in the process is the enzymes. If you study the work of enzyme pioneers like Dr. Edward Howell, you will understand the importance of enzymes in your diet. Food without enzymes is actually dead. The life force energy is contained in the enzymes. Conversely sun drying does not destroy all the enzyme content or activity of the berries.
What about vitamins? Heating juice destroys a large percentage of the vitamin content. However I was surprised and pleased to discover that the dried berries used for nutrient analysis at the Ningxia Food Science and Technology Institute were actually on the average 2 to 3 years old without appreciable loss. Also the antioxidant power remained largely undiminished.
The Great Goji Lawsuits
First you have to watch the video “Getting Juiced” which was produced by CBC and aired on their Marketplace show on January 24, 2007. Watch it online here: http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2007/01/goji.html
Now for an even greater expose into the antics of Freelife let me show you a very informative website which has been created by some very diligent raw food proponents with excellent research skills. I give you David and his friends at www.breathe.org