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On average, Sea Buckthorn berries contain 15 times more Vitamin C than oranges. Also present are high levels of beneficial saturated and polyunsaturated fats, various vitamins, dietary minerals, amino acids and high levels of antioxidants.
Health benefits of Sea Buckthorn:
Packed with antioxidants
15 times the vitamin C of just one orange
signals the body to stop storing unnecessary fat.
Contain over 190 bioactive compounds.
Source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9, as well as a rich source of Omega-7, vital to collagen production
Essential Fatty Acids
In 100 g, there is between 6 and 11 percent fatty acid content, with about 3 to 5 percent in the fruit pulp and 8 to 18 percent in the seed, according to the Institute for Traditional Medicine. The main fatty acids are omega-9, omega-7, palmitic acid, omega-6 and omega-3. According to the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” such fatty acids are essential for normal growth and development. They may also be beneficial in treating or preventing arthritis, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and skin disorders.
This nutrient is a potent antioxidant that helps heal wounds and protect the body from infections, viruses and oxidative damage that occurs during metabolism and as you age, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Each 100 g contains between 600 to 2,500 mg of vitamin C, higher than most commonly eaten fruit such as oranges, according to “Sea Buckthorn: Production and Utilization.” Vitamin C has also been linked to a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and vision problems such as age-related macular degeneration.
Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant. It protects cells and tissues from free radical damage, which plays a role in cancer development and heart disease, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin E also contributes to healthy immune function. In 100 g there is 160 mg of vitamin E, according to the Institute of Traditional Medicine. This amount exceeds the recommended daily allowance for adults of 15 mg, as indicated by the Linus Pauling Institute. However, the tolerable upper level daily intake for adults is 1,000 mg.
Flavonoids are a group of antioxidants found in foods such as grapes, chocolate, citrus, red wine and tea. Sea buckthorn also contains high levels of these anti-aging, disease-fighting compounds. Just 100 g contains 310 to 2,100 mg of flavonoids, according to the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. However, if you plan on taking a supplement, be aware the extracted oils contain lower levels of flavonoids than the whole fruit or leaves.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/286653-the-nutritional-value-of-sea-buckthorn/#ixzz2RqtiqjKK