Sea Buckthorn: The Superfood You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Have you ever heard of sea buckthorn before? Also called the “lemon of the north,” these small orange berries are true vitamin boosters.

Are looking for a berry that has 9x the vitamin C of comparable fruit? Huge amounts of antioxidants and even healthy fats? One that can replace meat? Try the Sea Buckthorn and improve your health today.

They are packed with healthy ingredients for your body and your skin.

The rare fruit is also perfectly able to enrich your drinks, desserts, cakes, lotions, or body oils.

Growing Habits and Cultivation

While the sea buckthorn plant bursts into bloom with small yellow flowers in April, the bright berries ripen between August and December.

Sea Buckthorn: The Superfood You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

They grow on spiky bushes so harvesting the fruit can be an exhausting procedure, as the berries are not easy to pick from the branches.

This might be one reason for the high price of quality sea buckthorn products.

The plant is quite undemanding when it comes to location. It prefers chalky and sandy soil and can grow on rocky mountain ledges as well as on seaside dunes.

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The English name describes this preference with the prefix “sea” while the German term – translated into English as “sandy thorn” – also hints at this.

Here in Germany there are two Northeastern states (Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) where the berries are cultivated and grown commercially.

Despite being a domestic fruit, it is very difficult to find fresh berries available in the marketplace.

Because they are too sour to be eaten raw, it is more likely to find them in European supermarkets already made into highly-concentrated juices, jams, or syrups.

Healthy Attributes

Sea buckthorn not only provides dishes with a fresh and fruity twist, the powerful berry has some other incredible qualities that may be beneficial to your health as well.

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In comparison to other citrus fruits, its vitamin C content can be up to nine times higher.

It also contains minerals like magnesium, iron, and calcium as well as A, E, and B-complex vitamins. With a fat content of 7% and lots of healthy fat-soluble vitamins, the fruit allows your body to process the nutrients directly.

This is good news for vegetarians and vegans, too:

The berry contains vitamin B12, an important nutrient for people who have removed meat from the menu.

Cosmetic Uses

While the fruits are a powerfood for your immune system, they can also help you cosmetically.

Sea buckthorn oil is an ideal solution for sore, coarse, or dry skin. The berries are also recommended for neurodermatitis, acne, or sunburns.

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Because of the healing ingredients, sea buckthorn can be found in high end face creams, body lotions, bath additives, and massage oils.

Tasty Uses for This Vitamin Bomb in the Kitchen

If you’re lucky enough to find fresh berries, you can bring them to a boil with some water and local honey, then filter the liquid through a clean piece of cheesecloth to make your own juice, pressing the solids to release their liquid.

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You may need to add some fruit juice to reduce the sourness of the pure drink.

If you don’t have any fresh sea buckthorn on hand, try to find the highly-concentrated version of this juice.

The pure juice on its own is not very tasty due to its strong, sour flavor. But it makes the perfect addition to all different kinds of recipes.

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I recommend mixing it with sparkling water (ratio 1:6) or regular fruit juice for an additional boost of vitamins, enjoying it mixed with your homemade granola or yogurt, or as a sauce for ice cream or fruit salad.

You might even use it as a replacement for vinegar, or an addition to salad dressings.

Another idea is to infuse it into your next exotic curry dish, or pair it with other savory foods.

The fruit goes well with lamb, game meat, or cheese. So why not add a teaspoon to your marinade or dipping sauce?

The following recipe is a nice idea for a fresh and fruity dessert. The mousse tastes wonderful with some red berries or mint for garnish.

If you have difficulty finding fresh berries, begin with step 2 and use a concentrated juice product instead.

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  • 3/4 lb fresh sea buckthorn alternatively 2/3 cups juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 gelatin leaves *
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Servings: people as a dessert
  1. Mix berries and water 1:1 and bring it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Mix with an electric blender and strain through a sieve.
  2. Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for about 5 minutes.
  3. Warm up 2/3 of the juice with sugar in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves, add the squeezed gelatin leaves, thoroughly stir and leave to cool down until approx. lukewarm.
  4. Whip the cream until stiff and gently stir in the remaining sea buckthorn and lemon juice. Stir in the gelatin-mix.
  5. Transfer to a bowl or individual jars or glasses and keep cool for a couple of hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

Sea Buckthorn Mousse

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About Nina-Kristin Isensee

Nina lives in Iserlohn, Germany and holds an MA in Art History (Medieval and Renaissance Studies). She is currently working as a freelance writer in various fields. She enjoys travel, photography, cooking, and baking. Nina tries to cook from scratch every day when she has the time and enjoys trying out new spices and ingredients, as well as surprising her family with new cake creations.

62 thoughts on “Sea Buckthorn: The Superfood You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”

  1. This was an interesting read. I must admit I have never heard of this fruit before and I’m quite curious. Has there been any record of anyone being allergic to this fruit? I know that every food on in this world as many as there may be people, has some parts that make consumption rather impossible for some people. Oh, thank you for the recipe I’ll have to definitely try it out. 🙂

    • Thank you! Concerning your question: I did some research and I didn’t find allergic reactions that are associated with the fruit. However, if you have cross-allergies with other citrus fruits you might be careful.
      But usually, you don’t consume large amounts of sea buckthorn, only as an ingredient in combination with other foods. But yet, there are no records as far as I know.
      I hope you will enjoy using it! 🙂

    • This was very informative. I had never heard of sea buckthorns before reading this blog. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a lot of rare super-foods of which only a very small number of people are aware. You just have to know where to look, and posts like this are where you find that kind of pleasantly surprising information.

  2. What an amazing little fruit! I have never heard of such high concentration of vitamin C packed in something so small. I bet that it smells heavenly when you cook with it. Do they make essential oils from the sea buckthorn as well? I bet it might be expensive to make.

    • I’m happy to have shown you something new. It really is a great addition in the kitchen for so many things. Although one has to keep an eye on dosing – it is so sour! 😉
      They do make oil out of the fruit, there are sea buckthorn “seed” and “berry” oils (one to find in the article) with both slightly different fields of use. And you’re right, they are a bit more expensive than other oils as the fruit is so difficult to harvest.

  3. I was wondering if since the fruit when boiled and made into a juice is sour than it could be made into an alternative for lemonade? Do you happen to know what the scientific name of the plant is and where I could buy some online? I think it would be interesting to try and create your own after sun lotion or face wash from the berries along with other ingredients. One concern however might be over-moisturizing effects if it is great for replenishing dry skin.

    • Sure, the scientific name is “Hippophae rhamnoides” and you might be able to get dried berries online at amazon e.g. but if you tend to get fresh ones – that can be difficult. You could ask at farmers’ markets, (organic) supermarkets or delicatessen stores. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a place online until now.
      For homemade products, you can add the concentrated juice version as it practically consists of berries only.

      A lemonade sounds great! You can add some sweeteners like honey or orange juice. Together with some sparkling water, it is definitely a healthier variety.

      Well, I think purchasable face-creams have that certain amount of sea buckthorn that is right for not over-moisturizing. But if you want to make them yourself, you should try gathering information about the ratio. But fabulous idea! 🙂

  4. I have never heard of this. My son is very fair skinned he is 25 now, but he burns super bad, and easily in the sun. I am always looking for new products to help him with his blistering from sunburn. I see it is also good for dry skin so I think I’ll try some for those reasons.

  5. I have never heard of this berry. That’s a LOT of great vitamins though. I wonder if it’s in my part of the world? I’ll have to check next time I go to our local organic grocers. I’m particularly interested to see if it would help with my daughter’s eczema.

    • I hope you will some where you live. If not, you can try to order juice or oil on the internet but an organic grocery is a good idea I suppose!
      Of course, it is a herbal product so there is no medical promise for an improvement but it is worth a try without using chemicals. 🙂

  6. This is one of the first posts on here that have actually surprised me, because I have a bottle of sea buckthorn oil in my medicine cabinet! We tried to use it on my teen daughter’s acne but didn’t see any positive results, so we primarily use it for sunburn. During this past Florida summer, its gotten quite a lot of use!

    • It’s too bad that it didn’t help the acne. In the end it is no medical product but it can be a good first natural alternative to try at the beginning of a treatment.
      So I hope it could be a better help for your sunburns, I made some good experience with this.

  7. Learning about foods around the world is wonderful. I live in Jamaica and of course, I have never seen this fruit here. Articles like these spark an interest to travel and seek out the culinary culture of the locale. I wonder though…how do they get oil? I imagine the fruit has seeds then? Beautiful pictures too!

    • Thanks! There are two types of oil that can be made out of the fruit.
      The fruit-pulp oil is often cold-pressed, with a dark orange color and a sweet, fruity scent and the typical flavor. It can be used as an addition to other foods too, like yogurt e.g.
      The second variety is the seed-oil, exactly. It is less colorful but it has a slightly larger amount of unsaturated fatty acids. Both oils can be used in cosmetics and are rich in vitamins. 🙂

  8. I have never heard of sea-buckthorn. I will definitely have to seek it out. It sounds like there are some great medicinal uses for this plant. I am trying to stay healthy so all of the good stuff I can get, I want.

  9. This is great, I love that there are still things I haven’t tasted or even seen. I wonder if my father could grow these on our property…I think it is interesting that they seem to be hardy little plants. The way you’ve described them, I picture them tasting like lemony-oranges. Tangy? I think that’s the word I’d use. Thanks for the info! I’m off to look them up for myself 🙂

    • I suppose “tangy” fits the description here. It has definitely no sweetness itself so you’d need to add some to make it tasty. I think growing the plant might actually work because it is undemanding but it’d be better to gather some more facts about that. I hope you will find some useful extra information 🙂

  10. As I don’t live in the ideal climate for this fruit (Florida), I have neither seen nor heard of it before. I would love to experience its cosmetic uses, but I don’t know where to find this other than ordering it online (which may have the tendency to be expensive). The mousse looks simply delightful, and I happen to be especially fond of a citrus taste. I’ll have to discover this for myself sometime in the near future.

    • You could have a try at health (food) stores or organic supermarkets. Maybe they have some fruits, oils or creams.. Or you ask if they are able to order some for you.
      However, you can keep looking online for small bottles and portions, they are less expensive and have the right size to try it out for the first time. Good luck!

  11. You are right, I have never heard of this berry. I love learning about new foods, and this one is interesting. It is rare to see a fruit with B12! This is a great reference for how to navigate the strong sour flavor you keep stresses, and what types of dishes to use it in. I especially am attracted to its cosmetic use, as I do have dry skin and I prefer using natural cosmetics.

  12. Hmm… just did a quick search and looks like this plant can be grown in zones 3-7. A pretty wide range. I may see if I can get some planted. Would be cool to have another interesting berry around.

  13. Yeah, never heard of it! Looks delicious & beautiful too. I’d like to try it as an additive/alternative to lemonade. That juice with honey definitely looked delectable.
    I’ve been looking into good oils for face-washes recently as I am trying to keep myself looking younger than most people my age, so I may try this out. Haven’t seen it in US grocery stores…and I used to work at one of the trendiest chains in the country, so I am surprised I haven’t heard of it. (I won’t say which one because I don’t think they are an ethical company).

  14. You are correct. I have never heard of this superfood before, but I’m really happy to find out about it. It has so many benefits and uses. I want to try some.

    I think your recipe looks good. This sounds like a perfect way to try this food for the first time, by combining it with other things to make the flavor more subtle, and by making it into a bit of a treat. Very nice.

  15. Nope, never heard of it until now. I’m not even sure where or if I can get it where I live. I would be interesting in trying it out though.

    • Maybe you have some organic supermarkets or whole food markets around? There might be some possibilities to get it online but the berries are mostly dried and not fresh then. It is indeed a bit difficult, I have the problems myself, so I hope you will be lucky to find some around.

  16. I think I saw some of those berries back when I visited the Netherlands some years ago, I thought they looked so colorful and exotic. I had no idea what they were called or what they could be used for. Thanks a lot for the informative article 😀 I think I have also seen those berries in some grocery stores in my country as well, but they are a quite rare thing to find! I’m guessing they are even more expensive than blackberries. But then again, most berries are so expensive over here!

    What I liked the most about them is what you said about the high content of vitamin C and vitamin B12 they offer, I think that would make them worth my while, since right now I am dealing with a tough treatment that is affecting my body defenses.

    • That might be possible, I suppose they could grow properly in the Netherlands. They are quite expensive here as well. Blueberries are too. Although sea-buckthorn is mostly processed into juice and jam instead of the most other fruits/berries.
      I hope you can find some and make use of their positive qualities!

  17. Wow, and at this point, I thought I already heard about all the “superfoods” anyone ever came up with! I even live in Germany and never saw those. Huh. Your mousse looks positively charming! Really, even health benefits aside, I feel like I have to taste this thing — if only to figure out what this citrusy berry tastes like.

    • Oh yeah, even here in Germany you won’t find them as fresh fruits in the supermarkets. They mostly find their way into the shelves as a part of jams or spreads and syrups or juice (quite unobtrusive 😉 ). The only chance to get some dried ones would be a health food store, it is really rare to get.
      If you find it and want to try, mix it with water or fruit juice to make it tasty because the berry alone is just too sour to be enjoyed without anything else.

  18. I would love to try this fruit! I don’t know if we can grow them in my country, but I’m going to research it further. It’s so wonderful to try new foods, especially if they have some super quality that fulfills a nutritional need. I have recently been eating quinoa. It’s a complete protein. A quinoa salad with a Sea buckthorn dessert would be a dream meal!

    • I love quinoa, and indeed, that would be a fantastic combination – and delicious too! I hope that you can find helpful information about growing or buying the fruit in you country.

  19. I happen to love sour foods! For reference, we have a calamansi tree in our backyard, and I can eat the pure fruit by the handful. While these fruits seem extremely versatile for blending into recipes or drinks, how good are they as a pure snack? I’d love to get my hands on some and see if I could withstand its flavor.

    • Well, the fresh fruits have a really strong flavor. You might try it but I think that dried berries with that touch of sweetness are tastier. On the other hand, if you consume them as a part of granola or fruit salad, I think it will work out just fine too.

  20. I do believe I have heard of sea buckhorn before but never, exactly what it is or what nutritious benefits it has. With my husband and I consuming a mostly vegetarian and vegan diet, with meats only once in a while, I liked the fact that this fruit actually has B12. With how sour the berry is and only using it as a small flavor punch in recipes, however, it seems that one would not consume very much of it’s beneficial nutrients in those small quantities. Do you know how much B12 is in each teaspoon or tablespoon of the concentrated juice? It sounds like a great fruit but with the small quantities used in most recipes and not wanting to eat it raw, the benefits might be so small that they aren’t that significant; perhaps unless you consume small amounts multiple times a day, every day.

    • I think it might make a difference if you add it to your menu. Of course, I think you’re right, one should consume it regularly to ensure the income of the same vitamins. About two-three spoons meet the daily requirement of vitamin C. About B12: It is not 100% sure yet how much B12 is in there but I read that a Suisse association could prove a content of up to 60 microgram / 100g fresh fruit. (there is still a lot to explore about it)
      Sure, you don’t consume that many berries a day – especially at an expensive price – but it is indeed a rare vegeterian B12-source that makes it special.

  21. I really wish this was more readily available. I’d love to try these little guys in their fresh form. I guess I’ll have to give the juice a shot though, because not many people have heard of this much less stock it. I hope that changes with time. What a remarkable food with so much to offer.

    I just want to put it in everything. I know my daughter would love this. She is really into healthy eating.

  22. A great little berry! I will be looking for this one. Very interesting. Thanks, Nina, for this article. I can’t wait to try it out.

    • Thank you very much, I’m always on the lookout for interesting topics that might even be unknown or just creative to use. I’m glad that you enjoy reading about it.

  23. Oh my goodness – I’d love to find these growing in the wild. We live on the banks of a tidal estuary and are regularly able to pick plants such as samphire and sea beet, but I haven’t looked for this. It should be easy to spot with its distinctive orange berries – if the birds haven’t had them all of course! Thank you for the interesting and informative article. I think everything tastes better if it’s free!

    • That sounds great, I would be interested to get to know if you could really find these berries. It must be fantastic to go out and have the chance to pick up some wild growing and edible plants. Because you’re right, naturally grown vegetables or fruits often have a more distinct and intense aroma, sometimes so different from store-bought ones. I wish you good luck!

  24. This looks like the fruits from a money tree, lol -but it’s not, haha. Anyway, I’ve never heard of a sea buckthorn, but because of this, I’ve finally heard, and learned about it. I’m really interested in growing them and making a mousse out of them. Sadly, I’m not sure where to get its seed or even a fruit to get the seed from. Is this endemic in Germany? Or can I buy (or just see) them in another country -ifever I go on a vacation (I’ll make sure to find these, hehe)

    • Indeed, this fruit is endemic here in Germany and some other European states. But it is so difficult to get fresh fruits here. They are mainly processed or dried when you buy them. You can only find them on some of the East Frisian Islands at the German North Sea coast where they sometimes grow wild. Therefore (unfortunately) I can’t give you any advice on how to find seeds or fresh fruits. So it’s like you say – keep your eyes open and whenever you spot this bright orange berry somewhere, get your hands on them 😉
      In any other case, have a further look at the article and the products. Maybe you will find a juice, syrup or extract made of sea buckthorn where you live. Good luck!

  25. Wow, Sea Buckthorn a super fruit! I have never heard of it before and its sounds like it has so many amazing benefits for us. Thank you for sharing this article and I am definitely going to research Sea Buckthorn more. The mousse looks and sounds delicious. I would love to try making it.

    • Thank you! I am happy to hear that this was an interesting and useful topic to read about. I think I should try to find some other unknown treasures to write about! 😉 I hope you will be lucky and find some products around, that contain this precious little berry!

  26. Yay! I actually have heard of sea buckthorn before, I feel so smart now. I’ve never tasted the berries before though. I didn’t know that they grow on spiky bushes. I guess I can kiss trying to cultivate them in my backyard goodbye. First cranberries now sea buckthorn, what other beautiful berries will I not be able to grow? If they can’t be eaten raw because of sourness does that make them more or less sour than cranberries? Are they sourer than lemons? I definitely need to find some if they pack that much of a tart punch. I love sour foods. I could also use the vitamin c boost. I didn’t know the berry oil could be used for sunburn. It is more or less effective than Aloe Vera? For the sea buckthorn mousse can I sub the gelatin for agar agar?

    • You’ve heard of it, that’s great! What a pity that one can’t grow a nice supply of vitamin-booster-berries on one’s own, right?
      They are really sour!! The 100% juice tastes absolutely tart, I’d say the berries are a bit more sour than cranberries or lemons, but not in a strongly noticeable way. However: There is no sweetness hidden in the fruit, or I haven’t found it yet 😉 So together with some extra sweetening, they make a fantastic (still sour) fruity and healthy mix. (Plus, it has a higher vitamin C content than lemons)
      I am not 100% sure if it is more effective, because e.g. I have a product that contains both Aloe Vera and sea buckthorn. As sea buckthorn-only products work well for me, I would say that the power-berry is definitely worth a try.
      And for the recipe: Sure, you can substitute the gelatin for agar agar. Enjoy!

  27. I’ve never heard of these berries before. I’ve also never seen them at any of the local or speciality grocery stores. I’m a big fan of using organic home products as beauty products as well. I’m interested in learning more about this.

    • I agree with you. It’s really handy if one can use actual foods for other reasons, too. Knowing that they have great benefits for the inside and outside, makes them perfect all-rounders. I keep my fingers crossed that you might still find some sea-buckthorn products around where you live.

  28. Wow Nina, I never knew that such a berry existed! Additionally, I never knew that this fruit had so many benefits. I’m looking to buy this product, but my local markets don’t have it for sale. Do you happen to know what season these berries grow in? I work with a local farmers market and they would love to have this product grow on their farm. Finally, I’d like to thank you for sharing such a fascinating fruit on this website! I would’ve never found it if you didn’t introduce it to us.

    • Really happy to hear that I could give you such a new insight 🙂
      What a pity that you couldn’t find it for sale. But trying to grow it is a fantastic idea. Here are some characteristics:

      Sandy and permeable soil works best for it. It is addicted to sun and not suited to grow in cast shadows of other fruits. But, it is very resistant to frost, wind, and heat and salty soil.
      March to May is flowering period (spring), and fruits are ready for harvesting from August to September (summer) or even later. As this plan refers to temperatures in Middle Europe, I hope it will help you in any way. All the websites I visited, are in German language. You could try the English wikipedia version and see if it has an own article about the plant that could be of help?! But feel free to ask any further questions, I’d be happy to help 🙂

  29. Wow! I would have never thought of doing a mousse with sea buckthorn. I will try this recipe next fall when I can find it fresh.

    We use it to make an immune booster syrup with honey. All you need are some of the berries and honey. You wash them and let them dry a little bit, then you crush them and extract all the juice (if you have a juicer that can do this for you, even better). Then you mix 1 part juice with 3 parts honey and put it away for a week. It is recommended to take 1 spoon of this syrup every day.

    The leftovers from the extraction can be dried and used for tea.

    • Thanks so much for this recipe. That is definitely some immune booster 🙂 It sounds wonderful and I love the idea of using the leftovers for tea blends. I hope you’ll also love the mousse when you’re able to find some fresh berries! May I ask where you live to be able to find them fresh in fall? 🙂 Sounds amazing!

  30. I live in Canada where apparently there are groves of Sea Buckthorn on the cold prairies, although I have not actually seen the trees or the fresh fruit. I am very interested in knowing more about it. I appreciated reading about the taste and was interested by your proposal to use it as a vinegar-type substitute for marinades, etc. That makes perfect sense to me. I am reminded of having heard years ago about the high-nutrient density of Flaxseed Oil and the warning that it must never be heated, and then hearing someone talk about how they used Flaxseed Oil in lieu of Olive Oil in dressings for salads. What if someone made a salad dressing that combined Sea Buckthorn and Flaxseed Oil? Can you imagine the healing properties?

    • Thanks for sharing! Indeed, using flaxseed for salad dressings is a great choice. Combining those two would make one delicious and healthy “super-oil” 😉 You should also go ahead and try the vinegar-idea. For some recipes, that fit to the flavor, this can be a wonderful substitute.
      I have only seen fresh sea-buckthorn on its branches once. It was when I was in elementary school and we took a trip to the East Frisian Islands. They were growing there, but I wish I had known its qualities back then 😉 I need to go back there once!

  31. This sounds like a fantastic fruit and I had never heard of it before, what a shame! I could use some, since my skin is dry from time to time and I live in a seaside village so I’m always looking for sunburn remedies! Besides, it sounds great in the kitchen too, I love sour fruits and your Mousse looks absolutely mouthwatering, and the vitamins and minerals are a plus! I don’t know if I will be able to find the fresh fruits, I’ve never seen them at the farmer’s market or at the grocery store, but I will try to get my hands on some of them, otherwise I’ll but the oil and the pure juice.
    Thank you for introducing it to us!

    • Thank you!

      In that case, these little berries could definitely be helpful for you. It’s a pity that they are so rare to find in some areas of the world, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you will find some juice or oil, at least. It is really a small, yet powerful addition for a plus of health 🙂

  32. I want some…now. I have no idea what to expect of if they would be good at all, but just knowing that I have gone this long without even hearing about them means that I have to try them. It will weigh on my mind now and I really hope for my own sake that I can find one somewhere around here. It was the same thing with dragon fruit, once I knew about it, I had to go try it. Thanks for sharing.

  33. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you may find some where you live. If you’re not able to find fresh fruits (that are really rare), try to have a look at the juice section in organic grocery stores. Dragon fruit is great, right? It’s a pity that I can’t get it as often as I would like, because it makes a fantastic decorative fruit, too!

  34. Looks pretty delicious, I have never heard of it before and frankly I don’t think it’s known by a lot of people. So it’s pretty much like Vitamin C on steroids? It could be a good addition to juices in the kitchen.

  35. I have seen buckthorn growing on the East Coast. Never picked any, but did see it picked and used on a program on TV – can’t remember what they did with it.

  36. I just saw and bought frozen Sea Buckthorn at IKEA – yes, of all the places. I haven’t used it yet as I have to refrain from vitamin C for another 2 days but will make juice and smoothies with it.

    Had found some Sea Buckthorn in a health food store in Montreal that specializes in Québec-grown food. I enjoyed it although the contents didn’t last long, so it was impossible to notice any health benefits for this short duration. Since I have a new source of it I can experiment and observe my well being.

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