SEA BUCKTHORN

Sea buckthorn berries are rich in essential fatty acids and contain omega 7.

Hippophae, also known as sea-buckthorn grows in many regions of the world, but 90% of all the berries come from China. However, there are over 6 species and 12 subspecies in Europe and Asia. Sea buckthorn is a shrub that will grows between 0.5 and all the way up to 10 meters high. They thrive in moist conditions but can also grow in dry, sandy areas being that they are very hardy. The shrub is thorny, making it difficult to reap the rewards. The Greeks fed their horses sea buckthorn leaves and discovered it made their horses fur shinny and beautiful.  After that the berry was given its Latin name:  "Hippo" meaning "horse" and "phaos" means to "shine".

Omega 7
Sea buckthorn contains the essential fatty acids omega 3, 6, 7 and 9. One of them includes the rarely spoken of Omega 7, which is an essential fatty acid that the body itself produces. But as we grow older our ability to produce it declines. Therefore it can be good to stock up on Omega 7. Our diet does not contain much Omega 7 fatty acids. Sea Buckthorn contains many essential nutrients and is one of the berries that have the most complete nutritional profile, along with that of the Goji berry. Besides containing essential fatty acids Sea Buckthorn also contains Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene.

Make your own Sea Buckthorn smoothie or enrich breakfast yoghurt with Superfruits organic Sea Buckthorn powder. It’s an easy way to make your morning a little more enjoyable!