Things You Need to Know About Sea Buckthorn

These bright orange berries plucked from deciduous shrubs are slowly spreading like wildfire. Yes; we are talking about the sea buckthorn; the superfruit that offers many nutritional benefits ! From having stunning effects on skin and hair to treating internal conditions like indigestion, reducing blood pressure, keeping the heart healthy; sea buckthorn is known to have all these positive effects. Since there is some research to support this; sea buckthorn is becoming widely consumed by people and has been showing results for many of them. 

If you have been contemplating incorporating sea buckthorn into your diet; you probably know a lot about this new fruit already. However, if you are just discovering this vibrant orange berry, then here are some quirky but important facts about sea buckthorn! 

A] It is exotic 

Unlike its name suggests, sea buckthorn did not originate from the sea but from mountains. Although, you can find this fast growing shrub along the coaastal areas of the UK, it is native to Siberia and parts of the Himalayas, which makes it an exotic fruit! Within the last decade, it has been brought to North America by distributors, such as Omega Fruit and since then it has been gaining popularity steadily. 

B] It is called by several names

Sea buckthorn is scientifically called Hippophae rhamnoides. It is called by several other names in different parts of the world. A few names for instance are Seaberry, Argousier, Tyrni, Duindoorn, Havtorn, Sha Ji, Sallowthorn, Sandthorn, etc. 

C] It is rich in many nutrients 

Sea buckthorn is rich in several plant compounds, vitamins, and minerals. It also has a high amount of antioxidants, and is one of the only plants that can provide all the omega fatty acids. 

Sea buckthorn has high amounts of of vitamins A, C, K, and E. Additionally, there is also a good proportion of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and zinc present in the pulp, juice, and seed. It consists of phytosterols and palmitoleic acid as well, which helps speed up wound healing, and keeps skin and hair healthy. 

This rich nutrient content is what makes Sea buckthorn popular as a natural remedy for various ailments. 

D] It is versatile

Sea buckthorn can be transformed to create a variety of products including smoothies, juice,tea, vinegars, marmalades, sauces, beers, spirits, kombucha and so on. This makes it versatile and allows you to consume it in a variety of different recipes! 

That isSea buckthorn in a nutshell. If you have a recipe idea forthis amazing berry; order it from; and give it a try!