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Goumi fruit

goumi fruit 1 Introduction of Goumi fruit

            Scientific name - Elaeagnus multiflora

Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora) is also known as Chinese silverberry, wolfberry, and red goumi. The shrub produces small, sweet-tart fruits with a unique flavor. Goumi fruits are approximately 1 cm in diameter and can be eaten raw or made into jams and jellies.

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Elaeagnus multiflora otherwise referred as Cherry/Goumi is a fruit native to China, Korea and Japan. These cherries are small in size of about 1 cm long that typically appears in round to oval shape. The fruit is completely edible and juicy with partial sweet and astringent taste. It turns from green to dark red color when gets ripened and consists a very thin and fragile skin.

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goumi fruit 1 Medicinal Uses of Goumi fruit

Medicinal Uses of Goumi fruit
  • Treating Intestinal and Stomach illnesses
  • Reduce Cholesterol
  • Cures Cough and Itching Problem
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goumi fruit 1Nutritional Value of Goumi fruit

Nutritional Value
Calories 58
Protein 1.4g
Carbohydrates 14.4g
Fiber 3.1g
Sugars 8.4g
Fat 0.3g
Vitamin C 30.3mg
Vitamin K 5.3mcg
Potassium 233mg
Magnesium 20mg
Phosphorus 30mg
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goumi fruit 1Propagation of Goumi fruit

Goumi fruit is propagated either through seed or by softwood cuttings. Seed propagation is the easiest and most economical method. It requires the least amount of time, but it may take up to two years for the Goumi fruit to germinate and fruit.

To propagate by seed, the seeds should be stratified for 30 days in a moist medium such as peat moss. Once stratified, the seeds can be planted in a well-draining soil mix and placed in a sunny location. Water regularly and keep the soil moist until germination occurs.

Softwood cuttings are the quickest method of propagation. Softwood cuttings are taken from stems of the current season's growth and are best taken from May to June.

To propagate by softwood cuttings, select healthy stems that are 4-6 inches long. Dip the cuttings in a rooting hormone and place in a moist medium such as perlite and peat moss. Place in a warm area with indirect sunlight and water regularly. Roots should develop in 6-8 weeks. Once rooted, the cuttings can be transplanted into individual pots

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goumi fruit 1History of Goumi fruit

Goumi was first cultivated in Japan and China as a medicinal plant. It was later used as a food crop in the early 1900s. Goumi is believed to have been introduced to the United States in the late 1800s, and it is now grown in parts of the Pacific Northwest and California.

Goumi has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It is believed to be a tonic for the liver and kidneys and is thought to help with fatigue, indigestion, and other digestive issues. It is also believed to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

Goumi fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamins C, B, and E, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The fruit has a sweet, tart flavor with a slight nutty aftertaste.
v Goumi berries can be eaten fresh or dried, and used to make jams, jellies, syrups, and other preserves. They can also be used to make tea or wine. In addition, goumi is used in traditional Asian recipes such as soups and stir-fries.

Goumi is becoming increasingly popular as a health food and an ingredient in natural health products. It is touted as a superfood due to its high antioxidant content and potential health benefits. It is believed to help protect against cancer, improve digestion, and boost the immune system.

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