Sea buckthorn, the superfood, is a fruit you can use to enrich your drinks, desserts, salads etc. The plant belongs to the family of Elaeagnaceae; and grows berries which ripen between August and December and are then harvested. The harvesting process is often laborious as the bushes the berries grow on are thorny; which is why the costs of sea buckthorn products are high.
Despite the high costs, sea buckthorn is widely demanded due to its innumerable benefits. It’s an exotic fruit that many great chefs and food & beverage manufacturers are deeply exited about. The whole seaberries can be purchased from reliable sellers like Omegafruit.ca by placing an order online or contacting them to apply for wholesale pricing. They provide raw sea buckthorn and other products made from the fruit.
Consuming whole sea buckthorn berries is not recommended for those who do not enjoy astringent foods. However, if you think sucking on a lemon wedge is palate cleansing and delicious, then you’ll down right love popping these little berries directly in your mouth. Moreover, the berries have incredible benefits for health; for which they couldn’t be ignored and are now being transformed to create great commercial products that can be found at retail stores and restaurants
Below are 5 easy and commonly made treats using Sea buckthorn berries.
1] Sea buckthorn tea
Why have basic tea when you could have tea loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, fatty acids and minerals! Using whole Sea buckthorn berries along with some dried leaves or readymade sea buckthorn tea, steep in hot water for 10 minutes and once the taste is infused, add some honey to have a simple immunity boostingcup of tea!
2] Sea buckthorn juice
Rinse the berries and blend them thoroughly. Then, separate the pulp and seeds from the resulting puree. Add some water and sweetener and you are good to go with your glass of Sea buckthorn juice. Bonus idea, -add some sea buckthorn tea to thin out the puree and balance the astringency.
Blend some flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and sea buckthorn berries either frozen or fresh. In another vessel, mix egg, milk and butter. Compile the two mixtures and bake for 15 to 18 mins in a preheated oven at 350°F. Adding sea buckthorn berries to any other fruit or nut muffin recipe is great, but adding them to a carrot or apple walnut muffin is always winner!
Sea buckthorn juice combined with whole berries , some pectin and super fine sugar can give you a scrumptious and healthy jam to start your morning with!
Additionally to foods mentioned above; you can always add a flavour of sea buckthorn to your menu using sea buckthorn juice as the base for salad dressings and sauces. Alternatively; you can also sprinkle some Sea buckthorn powder on your desserts, morning oats and other food items to incorporate it into your diet.