A Bold Flavour.
Over many years, horticultural scientists from Europe, Russia and Canada have contributed to refining the palatability of many popular Sea buckthorn cultivars. Now, with it’s bold flavour and intense colour, the Seaberry has become a muse of sorts to many in the culinary world. In North America, renowned Executive Chefs such as, Norman Laprise of Toqué in Montreal Quebec, and Chef Jean-François Bruel NYC, are known to keep Sea buckthorn on hand for use in many of their culinary creations, as it always leaves their guests inspired and delighted.
Using Sea buckthorn in confectionaries and desserts will be a fail safe way to introduce your guests (or yourself) to this new fruit.
The most palate pleasing of them all, is Seaberry sorbet.
A Quick Recipe;
Mix 500ml pure Sea buckthorn juice, 650ml water, and simple syrup to taste.. add to sorbet mixer…Voilà. Substitutions for refined sugar could be agave nectar or honey.
Punch it up by infusing the Sea buckthorn juice with fresh grated ginger and replacing the simple syrup with a ginger syrup.
Sea Buckthorn Juice – Delicious Pairings.
The versatility of the Sea berry is what is most interesting. It can be used in health drinks, smoothie bowls or beers, and spirits. Also, both sweet and savoury dishes will be well balanced by it’s citrusy nature. When first searching to compliment the flavor of Sea buckthorn look to earthy, tropical, and naturally sweet ingredients, such as; apple, mango, melon, pineapple, banana, turmeric, or caramel. Chocolate is always a preferred pairing but don’t be shy to explore the seaberrie’ potential.
The juice can easily substitute lemon or lime in a number of dishes. Just a few teaspoons will make a delicious value added guacamole, or a dressing to drizzle over tomatoes and mozzarella.
Our Sea buckthorn herbal tea is made of the dehydrated skins and seeds of the berry. Trace amounts of oils and water soluble nutrients remain in the pulp. Enjoy it as an energizing warm infusion or a thirst quenching iced tea, in cocktails, or fermented with kombucha cultures. Those searching for a perfectly nourishing and rehydrating sports drink will appreciate Seabuckthorn juice blended with a mix of cinnamon and sea buckthorn teas.
Sea Buckthorn Berries Are Packed with Nutrients.
As the world shifts we are becoming increasingly health conscious individuals who understand the importance of nutrient dense foods to sustain good health and long lives but we also value refined and flavourful recipes. With a panoply of nutrients, Sea buckthorn is considered to be among Mother Nature’s most whole foods. Eighteen amino acids, seventeen vitamins, fourteen minerals, unsaturated fatty acids, and much more are present in the fruit. Sea buckthorn berries (also called seaberries) and the juice extracted from them, have high nutritional value and both are considered useful to treat common ailments such as gastric and cardiovascular issues. The oils in the fruit and seed are high in Omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 & 9 and are often consumed to promote beautiful skin and hair.
Sea Buckthorn juice has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells.
A Canadian study published in the journal of Anticancer Research concluded that sea buckthorn juice, along with certain other fruit and berry juices, effectively inhibited the growth of numerous cancer cell lines, such as those of stomach, prostate, intestinal and breast cancer. This anti-cancer activity was attributed to the ability of the fruit and berry juices to induce cell-cycle arrest, rather than to induce apoptosis. In a nut shell, this means that sea buckthorn juice was capable of halting the series of events that trigger cancerous cells to divide and multiply. *1
A second study, published in the journal of Experimental Oncology back in 2004, reported that sea buckthorn juice was useful in protecting lab mice from side effects of Cisplatin. Cisplatin is a commonly known chemotherapy drug used to treat several types of cancers and tumours, -including lung cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphomas, and germ cell tumours.*2
1. D. Boivin et al (2007). Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation and Suppression of TNF-induced Activation of NFKB by Edible Berry Juice. Anticancer Research, 27(2), 937-948.
2. A. Nersesyan and R. Muradyan (2004). Experimental Oncology, 26(2), 153-155.
Disclaimer – The information presented herein by Omega Fruit Sea buckthorn Products is intended for information purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using as supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.
Some delicious ways to enjoy our organic Sea buckthorn juice;
* Blend chia seeds, soaked in cold pressed Sea buckthorn juice, with frozen bananas and pineapple chunks into a delicious smoothie bowl. Top with granola, fresh fruits, coconut and frozen or sweetened dried Sea buckthorn berries. This is the perfect after workout refuel.
* Agave – Sea buckthorn coulis is a great topping to vanilla ice cream, caramel cakes or fresh fruit pies.
* Lightly sweetened Sea berry jello will help any ailing child feel better. Also makes great fruit leather!
* Mix Sea buckthorn juice with fresh pineapple, mango, gin and ice cubes in a blender. Pour into a cocktail glass with some club soda for a nutritious and low calorie party drink.