Goji Berry Kailua Kona HI

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Walmart
(808) 334-0466
75-1015 Henry Street
Kailua Kona, HI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:Sat:9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(808) 334-0552
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(808) 329-2207
75-1027 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,wi-fi,Bank of Hawaii
Store Hours
24 hours

Sack 'N Save Foods
(808) 326-2729
75-5595 Palani Rd # 538
Kailua Kona, HI

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Waikoloa Village Market
(808) 883-1088
68-3916 Paniolo Ave
Waikoloa, HI

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Safeway
(808) 524-4554
680 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI
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Customer Rating

Customer Review
Company Rating (on scale of 1 to 5) = 3.5(1 person reviewed)
  • Helpfulness of Staff 2
  • Cleanliness 4
  • Store Layout 3
  • Quality of Items 4
  • Checkout 4


Costco
(808) 331-4800
73-5600 Maiau Street
Kailua-Kona (Hawaii), HI
 
Target
(808) 334-4020
74-5455 Makala Blvd
Kailua-Kona, HI
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Pangola, Inc.
(808) 324-1245
76-6036 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI

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Tsunami Coffee Company
(808) 328-8235
84-5240 Painted Church Rd
Captain Cook, HI

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Safeway
(808) 733-2600
900 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,wi-fi,First Hawaiian Bank
Store Hours
24 hours
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:30PM

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Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

The goji berry has attained a degree of name recognition that rivals Mohammed Ali. Everyone has heard of it yet few can say why it is so popular. It’s popular because it contains “magic”. Yes I’m being a bit silly here but my point is simple, we tend to hear that a particular food has “amazing health benefits” and without even exploring whether it is myth or miracle we just pay the price and hope for the best.

The goji berry has long held a role in traditional Chinese medicine where they have been consumed raw, made into tinctures, or brewed into a tea. The goji has been used to treat ailments related to the liver, lung, kidney, eye, and immune system. It does in fact contain an impressive list of nutrients and is rated as one of the world’s richest source of antioxidants, as well as one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It contains an impressive list of bioactive compounds such as beta-sitoserol which is an anti-inflammatory, betaine which converts to choline in the liver and promotes a calm mood and good memory, and cyperone which is a compound reported to aid blood pressure control.

Goji is loaded with good vitamin content, 21 different minerals, all 8 essential amino acids, and a rich source of carotenoids. So let’s all run the health food store and load up right now!

Well, you might take that approach and no one could fault you. But here is my general concern regarding the consumption of goji: Are there any fresh goji berry farms in your neighborhood? Goji is traditionally grown in China, Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia. I can’t recall what the USA’s trade agreement with Mongolia is but I question the freshness factor. All too often when a particular nutrient or food reaches critical mass in terms of name recognition we have seen some entities, of less than sterling reputation, take advantage of this fact to turn a quick buck.

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