Sea Buckthorn


Description: 

Sea Buckthorn is a deciduous shrub that requires full sunlight for growth. Sea Buckthorn fruit can vary in shape and colour, but are normally egg-shaped berries that range from yellow to bright orange in colour.

Peak Season:

Late August

Handling:

Sea Buckthorn berries should be placed in cool areas and cleaned before consuming. The berries can also be frozen.

Preparation:

Sea Buckthorn berries can be used to make juice, beer, wine, jam, preserves, compote and tea (from the leaves). The oil from the seeds and berry pulp are the most valuable component of the berry.

Nutritional Information

Vitamin C, B1, B2, E, F, K, P
Provitamin A
Sugars
Organic Acids
High in protein

Sea Buckthorn Historical Facts

Sea Buckthorn is native to Europe, Asia and northern China. For centuries, this berry has been used as food and for pharmaceutical properties. An interesting fact about Sea Buckthorn is that it was used by the Ancient Greeks to promote weight gain for horses and provide them with a shiny coat.

Sea Buckthorn Horticultural Facts

Sea Buckthorn is a very hardy bush plant that has an extensive root system. This root system is capable of fixing a lot of nitrogen. The increase in nitrogen promotes suitable growth on marginal soils which will support the growth of other plants.