HIPPOPHAES SEABUCKTHORNS BAG 40GR
Hippophae, the sea-buckthorns, are deciduous shrubs from the family Elaeagnaceae.
The fruit of the plant has a high vitamin C content.
Hippophae, the sea-buckthorns, are deciduous shrubs in the family Elaeagnaceae.
Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though acidic (astringent) and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless 'bletted' (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as a drink with sweeter substances such as apple or grape juice.
The fruit of the plant has a high vitamin C content with an average content (695 mg per 100 grams) about 15 times greater than oranges (45 mg per 100 grams) placing sea-buckthorn fruit among the most enriched plant sources of vitamin C. The fruit also contains dense contents of carotenoids, vitamin E, amino acids, dietary minerals, β-sitosterol and polyphenols. Flavonols were found to be the predominating polyphenols while phenolic acids and flavan-3-ols (catechins) represent minor components. Of the seven flavonols identified, isorhamnetin 3-O-glycosides were highest quantitatively.Sea-buckthorn fruit can be used to make pies, jams, lotions and liquors.