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Sea buckthorn & sea buckthorn oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 18, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Anybody uses it?

According to some sources, it's almost a "miracle food", looots of vitamin C & vitamin E. http://www.livestrong.com/article/286653-the-nutritional-value-of-sea-buckthorn/

However, I cannot find omega-3 / omega-6 profile for oil.

Do you have any experience with it? Any ideas about omegas ratios?

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on November 19, 2011
at 03:14 PM

At best, I'd guess it's similar to olive oil in composition. Just a guess, since olives are also a "fatty" fruit, 10% PUFA, 13:1 O6 to O3.

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on November 19, 2011
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@john, it's a plant oil, it's going to have relatively high PUFA levels and likely skewed heavily in O6 direction.

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on November 19, 2011
at 01:29 PM

True, oil can be bought easily in a store in Russia. I do wonder about o-3/o-6 however.

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Never heard of it either, but searching the Journal of Everything (aka Google), it appears to be quite miracle laden. Be wary, miracle laden foods tend to produce strong placebo effects. ;)

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on November 19, 2011
at 01:09 AM

Sea Buckthorn is a bushy plant with little orange berries growing close to the stalk. The juice is delicious and popular in eastern europe and Russia. If you can find a russian or ukrainian grocery near you they will have it for way cheaper.

If you are really curious and have space to garden it's very easy to grow. I have planted a lot of it because it makes a fast hedge, fixes nitrogen, animals like it and I like it. There are a few other plants in the same family that also have nice berries. If you would like to plant some you need to get 1 male for every 8 female plants. There only real requirements are decent drainage. So throw some sand/gravel down if it's a wet spot. They will do fine in USDA zones 3-9.

Here is a great nursery that does mail order and carries them. They also have some more info if you just want to read up a little.

http://www.raintreenursery.com/Unusual_Edibles/Sea_Buckthorn/

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on November 19, 2011
at 01:29 PM

True, oil can be bought easily in a store in Russia. I do wonder about o-3/o-6 however.

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on November 19, 2011
at 03:10 PM

@john, it's a plant oil, it's going to have relatively high PUFA levels and likely skewed heavily in O6 direction.

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on November 18, 2011
at 10:55 PM

Never seen it before. Quick look = most products are blends for skin, and consumable stuff looks expensive in the extreme. Don't think it's worth it compared to normal things like fish oil.

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