I've looked it up on the US government nutrition database and the Canadian. Does anyone have any idea where I'd find the nutrition data for the berries? I'm trying to keep accurate logs on my Cron-o-meter and I recently found a source of the berries so I'm trying to get them in a few times a week. Thanks!!
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on November 04, 2012
at 08:33 PM
Seems that nobody has that info. This is what I found on wiki:
Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious, though very acidic (astringent) and oily, unpleasant to eat raw, unless 'bletted' (frosted to reduce the astringency) and/or mixed as a juice with sweeter substances such as apple or grape juice.
When the berries are pressed, the resulting sea-buckthorn juice separates into three layers: on top is a thick, orange cream; in the middle, a layer containing sea-buckthorn's characteristic high content of saturated and polyunsaturated fats; and the bottom layer is sediment and juice. Containing fat sources applicable for cosmetic purposes, the upper two layers can be processed for skin creams and liniments, whereas the bottom layer can be used for edible products like syrup.
Nutrient and phytochemical constituents of sea-buckthorn berries may have potential effect in inflammatory disorders, cancer prevention or positive effect on bone marrow after chemotherapy or other diseases, although no specific health benefits have yet been proven by clinical research in humans.
The fruit of the plant has a high vitamin C content ??? in a range of 114 to 1550 mg per 100 grams 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, ??-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.
on March 13, 2014
at 01:45 PM
on December 31, 2012
at 03:27 AM
yea i was gonna chime in and mention their vitamin C content is very high. they are mostly found in skin care products. My wife has a sea buckthorn cream and i use a shave cream one myself. Smell is lovely! :)
where did you source them from? i wonder what they taste like