Carpathian Sea Buckthorn: it’s worth it, you’ll see!
It is a known fact that sea buckthorn contains twice as much vitamin C as the rosehip plant and 10 times more than the citrus fruit. With high amounts of protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (at least 190 bioactive compounds to be exact), the sea buckthorn berry is praised as one of the most nutritious and vitamin-rich foods. There is no wonder that the consumers preoccupied by healthy food and active lifestyle are more and more looking for it.
A fact is also that the sea buckthorn thorns make harvesting rather a difficult job, requiring intensive work, usually using a kind of comb to “convince” the sea buckthorn berries to come off the branches. It’s a kind of job where one rather says – “it has to be worth it, so I have to deliver the best I can”.
At least, that’s what our farmers say, whom we invite you to discover herewith. They have convinced the sea buckthorn to offer the best of its fruits, to be the “Romanian ginseng”, as we use to say. Throughout this process, they still manage to fully respect the organic way of production. Some of them use the latest technologies in harvesting, replacing the comb with a method that doesn’t need the operator’s touch. All of them work with cuttings from the local research institutes, enhancing the famous Carpathian sea buckthorn varieties (Hippophae rhamnoides L., ssp. Carpatica). They’ve also managed to increase its quality, as these varieties are richer in β-carotene than others, as studies have revealed.
We believe this is quite good news for consumers, not only for his eyes, helping him to better see what kind of sea buckthorn is really worth it.