The Himalayan goji berry is one of the world’s most nutritious foods, which has earned it the label du jour: “super-fruit”. Sometimes called the wolfberry, it is causing a stir in health-conscious circles for its elevated properties. Rich in minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids, every berry contains a whack of antioxidants and 50 times more vitamin C than an orange.
Goji berry and cranberry chutney
- 300g (2 cups) cranberries
- 110g (2/3 cup) goji berries
- 60ml (¼ cup) dried apricots, chopped
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 250ml (1 cup) apple cider
- 250ml (1 cup) water
- 150g (2/3 cup) sugar
- 30ml (2 tbsp) oats
- 30ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup
- 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh ginger, grated
- 5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
- pinch cayenne pepper
- pinch allspice
- 2,5ml (½ tsp) salt
- 80ml (1/3 cup) walnuts, chopped
- zest of 1 orange
Combine the cranberries, goji berries, apricots, shallot, cider and water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the fruit is soft, about 15 minutes.
Stir in the sugar, oats, syrup, spices and salt. Cook for a further 5 minutes, remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts and zest. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.