Known for thousands of years as the “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas”, sea buckthorn is a plant that grows at high altitudes in the northwestern region of the Himalayas. What makes this plant so powerful is the oil derived from its berries, seeds, and leaves that can be ingested or used on the skin for itsamazing health benefits² such as promoting elasticity and protecting against dryness and sun damage.
The berries of the sea buckthorn plant are rich invitamins and minerals¹ such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, biotin, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E.
The sea buckthorn berry is full of antioxidants and bioactive compounds that have been found to help reduce the risk of heart disease and fight off free radicals. The health benefits of sea buckthorn don’t stop there; it also contains several healthy, unsaturated fats that can help protect the liver cells from damage.
You may be wondering, what does sea buckthorn taste like? The berries of the sea buckthorn plant are bright orange and produce a taste that is both tart and citrusy, with subtle sweetness - they’re often not eaten just on their own. In the United States, sea buckthorn is used as a supplement and can also be found in some skin and hair products to combat things like dryness and Eczema.
How does GOF use Sea Buckthorn?
Here in the Garden, we love unusual superfood ingredients that aren't typical in the American diet like wheatgrass, astragalus, reishi mushroom, and aloe, and we're always on the lookout for others. That's why, when our owner Lisa learned about the amazing benefits of sea buckthorn, she just had to develop a recipe that included it. Our newest organic cold-pressed juice,Turmeric Crush features oranges, carrots, ginger, turmeric, lemon, and of course, sea buckthorn.