Goji berries are considered a superfood, packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. They are considered a complete source of protein and are a rich source of antioxidants (help to prevent cancer and heart disease). A single goji berry can contain up to 21 trace minerals, including zinc, iron, copper, calcium and 18 different amino acids.
Raw cashews are rich in copper (hair and skin health) and magnesium (bone health). They are rich in oleic acid, the heart-healthy monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil. Cashews are also high in antioxidants and flavanols, helping to eliminate free radicals (cancer preventing).
Cacao powder is the least processed cocoa powder available, and a great source of nutrients from the cacao plant. It’s packed with antioxidants, magnesium and iron. In fact, it has four times the antioxidants of green tea.
Goji berries and cashews are significantly more expensive than raisins and peanuts, but they are nutritional superstars and worth the splurge, at least occasionally. I typically stick with cocoa powder and look for the natural varieties (not processed with alkali) but cacao powder is worth checking out if you’ve never tried it.