Three ways of making fake black wolfberry

Qinghai black wolfberry, is really the pride of Qinghai province; its appearance is not so good, but it’s with amazing effects, it’s like the Qinghai people’s characteristics: perseverance, simple and sincere, minded, selfless dedication.

Origin: black wolfberry grow in China’s Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and other places, but due to the climate and environment differences, the quality of black wolfberry is also very different.

Qinghai black wolfberry grows in altitude 2000 meters to 4000 meters snow-covered Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,the environment where wild black wolfberry grows in Qaidam Bsin where the evironment is very harsh,with perennial low temperature, and is very cold in winter, and it is sparsely populated, few plant diseases and pests. Day and night temperature difference is large, long sunshine time, the average temperature is low these conditions are conducive to the growth of black wolfberry and nutrient accumulation.

08 US scientists said that black wolfberry is the fruit contains most anthocyanins in the world, which refers to the Qinghai Nuomuhong black wolfberry. Black wolfberry tastes sweet, flat. It was determined that the content of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron was also higher than that of red wolfberry, it contains 17 kinds of amino acids and 13 kinds of trace elements. Contains all the active ingredients of red wolfberry. Wild black wolfberry contains a lot of anthocyanins is the most effective natural free radical scavenger, delaying human cell tissue aging. Its medicinal, health care value is much higher than the ordinary red wolfberry. Known as “soft gold”.

Drink wild black wolfberry tea for long-term can protect vision, there is a better role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. It has obvious functions of anti-fatigue, liver protection, anti-tumor, dredge blood vessel, lower blood pressure,and cardiovascular system protection.

There are three means of faking black wolfberry, one is to useth white thorn f ruit or blueberry as counterfeit, the second way is to dye dye fruit with similar appearance, the third is to sell defected onees, that is, many fruits that are originally from Xinjiang, Ningxia and other provinces will be sold as Qinghai Black wolfberry. And many profiteers even label these black wolfberries as “Qinghai Black Wolfberry”.

Why black wolfberry so expensive

Black wolfberry is rich in Anthocyanins, and have been marketed well, but wild black Chinese wolfberry is scarce, the growth volume of it per mu yield is not more than 10 kilograms.

Wild black wolfberry is so far found the plant contains the highest content of anthocyanin, and the price just keeps going up. Anthocyanin, the most effective natural antioxidant for scavenging free radicals in human body, has an obvious antioxidant and anti fatigue effect. Wild black wolfberry found in Nuomuhong area, should contain highest anthocyanin content.

Black wolfberry, beans, large purple black berries.In tibetan medicine, this material for the treatment of heart fever, heart disease, lower cholesterol, but also has enhanced immunity and other effects. After 2008, black wolfberry was found to contain more anthocyanin than blueberries, then it has been marketed. Its prices continue to rise. And it’s known as “soft gold”, the yield of which is not large. The number of Artificial cultivation areas is too small, far from meeting the market’s demand.

Wild black Lycium is scarce. Wild black Lycium barbarum grow very slowly, although the height of trees is only 20 to 30 centimeters, but it has grown for decades, or even hundreds of years. Once damaged, it is difficult to recover in the short run. Golmud area is a very serious sandstorm area, the annual precipitation is not more than 100 ml.. Wild black wolfberry grows here to achieve the windbreak and sand fixation functions, and prevent the ecological and environmental protection of water and soil erosion. The illegal mining behavior not only damages the rights of the local people, but endangers the whole ecological environment in the Qaidam region.

How to prevent wild black wolfberry from stealing and robbing more effectively? It’s difficult to supervise and protect it for a long time since its value is there,. Now the best way is to redirection,develop the artificial cultivation of black wolfberry as soon as possible. The results showed that the anthocyanin content of wild Lycium barbarum was almost the same as that of wild Lycium barbarum.

In fact, due to the different stages of the wild black wolfberry, it is difficult to ensure that all wild black wolfberry is mature in the process of stealing. Artificial cultivation can control the maturity, and the actual anthocyanin content may be higher in black Lycium barbarum. At present, artificial cultivation techniques have been compared in terms of seedling and Cultivation. Artificial cultivation of black Lycium barbarum scale is expanding, more and more black wolfberry step into the fruit period. The price of black wolfberry is bound to decrease. In recent years, more and more “illegal mining” and “poaching” are bound to be fundamentally curbed.

Tops about the Anthocyanins contained in black wolfberry

Anthocyanins, also known as anthocyanins, is a kind of natural water-soluble pigment widely found in plants. It is a class of biological flavonoids. But it is also the main plant petals in the main coloring in petals, the colorful fruits, vegetables and flowers are all influenced by it. In one sentence, black wolfberry’s brightness and color is caused by anthocyanins.

Anthocyanins exist in the vacuoles of plant cells and can be transformed from chlorophyll. Under different pH conditions in plant cells, the petals show different colors.Soluble sugar increased in Autumn, the cells are acidic, in acidic conditions anthocyanins appear red or purple, so the petals are red, purple is the fucntion of anthocyanins,the darkness of its color is positively correlated with the content of its anthocyanin. it can be quickly determined by spectrophotometer,it appears blue under alkaline conditions. The color of anthocyanins is affected by many factors, low temperature, hypoxia and phosphorus deficiency and other adverse environment will promote the formation and accumulation of anthocyanins. Natural conditions of the free state of the anthocyanins are rare, mainly in the form of glycosides, anthocyanins is often with one or more glucose, rhamnose, galactose, arabinose and other glycosidic bonds through the formation of anthocyanins. So the sweeter it taste, the better the black wollberry is, for those that taste acid and bitter, anthocyanin content will not be high.

So one important way to distinguish good and bad black wolfberry is to tastes, the sweeter, the more anthocyanins!

Procyanidins (PC), also a biological organism with a special molecular structure. Generally red brown powder, gas micro, taste astringent, soluble in water and most organic solvents, according to the size of the degree of polymerization, usually two ~ pentamer known as oligomeric procyanidins (referred to as OPC), the pentamer above For high procyanidins (PPC).

Anthocyanins and procyanidins are not really a substance, but the relationship between the two is not simple: they both belong to the biological flavonoids, and anthocyanins can be aggregated into proanthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins can be decomposed into anthocyanins. And, proanthocyanidins can also continue to polymerize the formation of proanthocyanidins, magical nature. Although the three are not the same material, but the structure is similar, similar function, are currently recognized as the free radicals to remove the most effective natural antioxidants. The latest study shows that anthocyanins can prevent hepatitis C virus replication, is currently found in the most potent free radical scavenger, has a very strong in vivo activity.

Black wolfberry and other products rich in anthocyanins

Black wolfberry is black fruit wolfberry, categorized to solanaceae wolfberry,multi-prickly shrub, with more hard branches, the branches often appears the Z curved shape,and white. Black wolfberry is found the natural plant with highest content of anthocyanins. and with the highest quality, it’s easy to get aborbed by human body,it known as “the king of anthocyanins.”

Difference between Black and Red wolfberry

black wolfberry
black wolfberry

Black wolfberry are wild,with smaller sized fruits, it’s ellipse and black, sugar content is very low. It tastes just slightly sweet when directly chew it.
Red wolfberry
Red wolfberry

diabetic patients can also be assured to eat it. Red wolfberry flat long red fruit’s sugar content is high, it tastes sweet when you directly chew it.

Black wolfberry is rich in anthocyanins, so the soak water temperature has certain requirements, use 60 ℃ below the warm water or cold water brewing. Because anthocyanins at high temperature easy to damage, so can not boil for a long time high temperature. Black wolfberry’s nourishing is very strong, adults can be practical about 5g a day. Red wolfberry is not afraid of high temperature, you can directly chew, soaked in water, soaked wine, soup, etc., adults eat about 20g a day or so better.

Differenct between black wolfberry and white thorn fruit

Black wolfberry appears dark black, 95% of the fruits are with stalk, 5-8 seeds inside the fruit, it feels a little soft when you squeeze it with fingers, white thorn fruits have no stalks, one single seed inside the fruit, and is hard.

white thorn fruit
white thorn fruit

The color of black wolfberry tea is dark, the sugar content of which is low, the tea tastes slightly sweet. The fruits will float on water. Whereas white thorn fruit tea appears light color, its tea tastes sweet due to its hight sugar content.

Difference between black wolfberry and blueberry.

Black wolfberry appears dark black and is with stalk on each fruit. The fruit taste slightly sweet but not sour at all; Blueberry is dark purple, they are without stalks, and tastes sweet and sour.

blueberry
blueberry

The color of black wolfberry tea is dark, the sugar content of which is low, the tea tastes slightly sweet; Blueberry tea’s color is very light, and tastes sweet due to high sugar content, most of the fruits won’t float on water.

Difference between black wolfberry and dyed fruits

Dyed fruits can be easily distinguished as weel, pick out several blalck wolfberry and put them into a cup, the blue elements will appear in water like silk if it’s real black wolfberry. With dyed fruits, blue color will be released immediately and obviously once the fruits are added into the water. Another way is to check the stalks, Qinghai black wolfberry is with grey stalk, when the stalks are blue, it must be dyed.

Correct Storage Method for Black Wolfberry

Yuexiang herbal wild black wolfberry as a valuable tonic is being recognized and accepted by more and more people. Many people who pay attention to health began to take long-term use, but how much do they know about the black wolfberry storage method? Black wolfberry was just found in recent years, as a tonic health care products, black wolfberry came into the market. With wrong storage method, black wolfberry will probably have metamorphosis or pests, so it is necessary to let you know some storage methods.

Black wolfberry contains lycium barley polysaccharide, easy to absorb moisture oil, mold and attract pests; and its composition of the color is also very unstable,the color is easy to change, resulting in anthocyanin loss, affect the efficacy. And it’s one kind Chinese herbal medicine difficult to store. Ordinary storage method is difficult to make it safe, moistureproof, mothproof, and anti-hot purpose.

How to deal with black wolfberry with pests.

The solution of treating black wolfberry which have insects is to expose it to sun light, and pick out the pests, and seal it in bags to put it into refrigerator, so that it can effectively prevent insects, if the black wolfberry is fount to be eaten to much by pests, then we can only reluctantly abandon it.

Black wolfberry storage method:

1. Plastic bag vacuum preservation method: put small sack containting lime into the bag, and then put black wolfberry(impurities removed) into the plastic bag, baked plastic bags seals, take out the bag air, put it at cool place for storage. for method, we need to check at any time to prevent leakage. In addition, do not add too much lime, it should depend on the black wolfberry quantity, water content and other circumstances.

2. refrigeration method: Store black wolfberry in refrigerator or other refrigeration equipment under temperature: 0~4℃, this is an easy and efficient storage method.

3. Mildew treatment method: place black wolfberry with mildew in the round dustpan, scatter the cuffer rubbing with hands, abandon severe deteriorated ones, spray some white wine, wet the white spots surface, rub hands against the spot to remove it, repeated many times, Until no spots. And then use the micro-fire to dry, and often rub hands on it and turn it around, so that the water vapor can be distributed, and then seal for storage.

Tips: the simplest way to store is frozen, it can last for two years; in dry place where it is not easy to damp, attract pests, and it must be treated immediately after getting pests, so it has no side impact to human body when eating it.

Seedling Technology of Black Wolfberry in Greenhouse

1. Root pruning: cut the roots of the broken break with scissors, in order to promote wound recovery, to avoid pests invade. Only cut split wounds, long root system should not be cut.

2. When planting, do not apply any fertilizer in the tree pit, if you must apply, we must dig deep pit (60-70 cm), in the bottom of the pit fertilizer, and then fill the table to the appropriate planting depth. Meaning that fertilizer can not contact with the nursery stock in order to ensure survival.

3. Planting depth to buried deep seedlings of the original rhizome soil can not be more than 1.5-2 cm. Planting seedlings roots to stretch, do not nest or root direction up! Miao around the practical, righting.

4. Immediately pooring rooting water after planting (life-saving water), after the water poured to tree holes turns dry, the hole cracks are to be filled with soil, in order to facilitate moisture conservation. To be planted about 10 days or so, and then pour a water. Later, into the normal plant tending management can be.

5. If plant it in autumn, the root absorption of water surface area reduces because the root of the seeding were cut off.The main root which should reach into the deep layer of perennial unfrozen soil.

In the winter, spring, the wind is very strong, the underground part of the underground is “frozen” and can not absorb the normal dry water required for the branches, which resulting in branches “pumping” loss of water

Measures can be taken: (1)soil push protection:bury all the seedlings with soil, remove all the soil in spring(soil is not suggested to remove too early due to unpredictable climate. (2)Plastic shed protection method: with plastic shed set up protection, remove the shed in spring. the seedlings planted in spring don’t have such problem!

6. wolfberry to grow, flat easy to manage, soil should be deep, texture should be loose, and good drainage.(PH7-8)

7. The establishment of black wolfberry protected area area, and within its scope (200 meters) cut off all other wolfberry plant species, so as not to pollinate with black fruit wolfberry.

8. Cultivation techniques: planting density of 1 m * 1.2 m, the configuration is rectangular type. Cultivation methods are: to be nursery seedlings when planting, root stretch, the wet root of the buried layer of soil, the appropriate deep plant (cover more than the original soil printed 1-2 cm), pressed, so that the roots in close contact with the soil, that is, To comply with the “three buried two tiptoe mention” principle. Planting requirements: Trees arranged neatly, beautiful. Immediately after planting poured into the root of the water, until the water infiltration, 6,7 days dense seam! Before planting with ABT3 100mg / k (10 grams per packet of water 10 kg) solution sprayed seedlings, to spray even spray thoroughly. Can significantly improve the survival rate of black wolfberry seedlings. Planting time Spring March – – – – – 4 at the end of the month. When planting the best ridge planting! Patch film better!

9. Black wolfberry both hydrophilic and fear of water,so it need not only ground irrigation, shallow irrigation, to keep the soil moist, but also to prevent flooding caused by flood water. Irrigation 5-6 times a year, generally in late April irrigation water, 10-20 days after irrigation irrigation, after every 20 days about irrigation once, into the fruit picking period, the case of high temperature dry and hot weather, the timely irrigation and cooling The Summer fruit harvest immediately after irrigation, ready to autumn plowing. In early September, irrigation “white dew” water to promote the growth of autumn shoots. October to control the irrigation, in November, the middle of winter after the case of fertilizer, irrigation good winter water.

The function of black wolfberry, who are suitable for black wolfberry.

Speaking of wolfberry, the first impression come to our mind is its bright red color, but today we are going to introduce “noble of wolfberry” black wolfberry, black wolfberry grows at an altitude of more than 3000 meters of the basin desert area, due to the differences in living environment, Black wolfberry which contains more nutrition than the red fruit wolfberry come out. So what is the role of black wolfberry, and what kind of people is suitable for it? Let’s see.

Black wolfberry is a unique western desert medicinal plant species,which tastes sweet, and flat. The content of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron is also higher than that of red fruit wolfberry. Its medicinal health value is much higher than the ordinary red fruit wolfberry. Known as “nourishing soft gold.” Wild black wolfberry contains a lot of anthocyanins, and anthocyanins are the most effective natural free radical scavenger, able to delay the human cell tissue aging, keep young, longevity. drink black wolfberry tea for long time can nourish the body, good for liver and eyesight, anti-aging, anti-fatigue, nourish and tranquilize blood vessels, lower blood pressure, protect the cardiovascular system. Specifically, through a large number of clinical experiment by medical experts the following six functions are found for black wolfberry:

What’s the function of black wolfberry?

1. Keep beauty and anti-aging

Black Chinese wolfberry in the anthocyanins can be a good element to fight against the external oxidation of cells, remove the skin of harmful substances free radical accumulation and precipitation, protect the collagen, so that the skin stay fresh and flexible, reduce wrinkles, anti-aging.

2. Enrich blood and improve sleep quality

The anthocyanins in black wolfberry in the anthocyanins can penetrate into cell to protect the membrane from free radical oxidation, while crossing the blood-brain barrier, to protect the brain from oxidizing, so as to stabilize the brain tissue, protect the brain from harmful chemicals and toxins damage, Black wolfberry can effectively improve the sleep conditions, improve sleep quality.

3. Protect liver and improve eyesight

Medical clinical report shows that anthocyanins can promote the regeneration of rhizome in retinal cells, prevent severe myopia and retinal detachment, improve vision. French have been using anthocyanin for treatment of eye diseases for many years, the experiment proved that anthocyanins can improve 98% of the computer vision fatigue,and is beneficial for those who have juvenile pseudo-myopia, middle-aged vertigo, fundus hemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy, white
internal fixation, visual fatigue, and dry eyes.

4. Resist to radiation, natural proof to sun beam.

Under radiation the human body will produce endogenous free radicals, triggering lipid peroxidation and other damage, black wolfberry’s anthocyanin polyhydroxy structure have a strong scavenging free radicals function, thereby inhibiting oxidative damage, improve skin resistance , Immunity and anti-radiation ability. And anthocyanins is natural sun light cover,which can effectively prevent UV damage to the skin.

5. good for kidney and enhance immunity

Black wolfberry is rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, free amino acids, organic acids, minerals, trace elements, alkaloids, vitamins and other 100 kinds of essential nutrients the body, known as “nourishing soft gold” reputation, Enhance immunity, strengthen the physique. And black medlar in the trace elements such as zinc can increase the enzyme activity, so that pituitary gonadotropin and health Long hormone secretion increased, so that the kidney has therapeutic effect, improve sexual function.

6. Reinforcing blood vessels and prevent cancer

Medical studies have shown that anthocyanins can improve blood circulation, restore lost microvascular effects, and strengthen fragile blood vessels, known as “arterial antidotes”, so European doctors usually recommend people with Hypertension Hyperlipidemia Hyperglycemia and patients with cardiovascular disease to eat foods containing anthocyanins. And anthocyanins in black wolfberry can delay the proliferation of cancer cells, to protect healthy cells from the erosion of cancer cells.

People that are suggested to eat black wolfberry.

1. Women with rough ,sagging skin, increased wrinkles, with poor and dull skin color.
2. People who use PC and cellphone frequently, and those who stay up all night.
3. People with Insomnia, kidney dizziness, physical weakness, poor resistance, low immunity;
4. Women damaged by prolonged ultraviolet radiation
5. People with irregular diet, usually eat fried and barbecue food(which will add free radical to harm your body)
6. People with dry eyes, are losing eyesight, and those who focus on work and study.