By Karen Palmer
March 20, 2013

When it comes to , blueberries and açai berries are probably already on your list.

But an antioxidant-rich berry you may not be as familiar with is the goji berry, which is packed with beta-carotene and has been eaten in parts of Asia for centuries, with the hopes of prolonging one’s lifespan.

Tasting Table’s Test Kitchen recently used the fruit in , simmering them in warm water to rehydrate the deep-red fruit, then puréeing them to add smoothness and texture to the muffins. The goji berries would also make a pleasantly tart addition to .

Experiment with the berries in recipes that call for ; you can also try goji-berry purée in place of applesauce to make your baked goods lighter and less fattening.

Go goji. You won’t be disappointed.

,  Editor, is a guest blogger for Simmer & Boil. is the free daily email magazine from that covers the latest in healthful eating and drinking, for the epicurean who seeks a delicious life that doesn’t compromise on flavor. Each morning’s short recommendation from our editors covers one gourmet idea that you can incorporate into a balanced lifestyle, including healthful recipes from top chefs, biodynamic and organic wines, the newest cookbooks that prioritize wellness, sustainable product reviews, and more.

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