Goji Berry History & Organic Certificate

Amdo is a region of Tibet, after China’s invasion of Tibetan in 1959 it was renamed and now recognized as a province within China called Qinghai. This designation is a result of historical and political factors. Tibet, as a whole, has a complex history with China, including periods of both autonomy and where Tibet covered a much larger area of China. Amdo, Tibet, specifically, is located in the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau and is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Tibetans who are farmers.
Now, let's move on to the difference between wolfberries and goji berries. The scientific names for these berries are Lycium Chinense and Lycium Barbarum. In China, for hundreds of years, both varieties were commonly referred to as "wolfberry.” However after 1996, China got wind of the Lyceum grown in Amdo as the Tibetan Goji berry and started marketing their wolfberries under the name, "goji,” and because of the Chinese marketing ability that name has gained popularity.
The reason behind the distinction in names is rooted in the regions where these berries are primarily grown. The L. Chinense variety, which is commonly known as goji berries, comes from the northern region of Qinghai (Amdo, Tibet). The other lyceum variety is L. Barbarum and traditionally referred to as wolfberries, has been widely cultivated in the mid (Ningxia) and southern regions of China.
It is important to note that due to its Tibetan significance, the name “Goji" is not favored by Chinese authorities. As a result, the term "wolfberry" continues to be used in all agricultural documents and in stated Chinese agricultural regulations.
Rest assured, our Jampha Tibetan Goji berries are not only delicious but also meet the highest standards of organic certification and safety through rigorous testing to ensure they are free from heavy metals and pesticides.