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Why is Rooibos a superfood?

The perfect addition to any herbal wellness range!


Over the years, Rooibos has been called a superfood by dieticians and nutritionists around the world.


Here are 5 reasons why Rooibos is the perfect addition to any herbal wellness range - as a herbal infusion, cosmetic product, or culinary ingredient.



1. High in antioxidants


Rooibos is high in antioxidants, including aspalathin and quercetin. Antioxidants promote overall health and has been linked to the protection of cells from damage by free radicals and the prevention of illnesses.


2. High in minerals


With high levels of iron, magnesium, and calcium; Rooibos is more mineral-rich than many other teas and infusions.


This makes it particularly attractive for athletes and exercise fanatics looking to rehydrate with a healthy, tasty drink.



3. Caffeine-free and low in tannins


There is mounting evidence that caffeine is unhealthy and a worldwide emphasis on mindfulness and calming experiences. Rooibos is known as a hy, calming alternative to black and green tea. In South Africa, local Rooibos drinkers consume Rooibos to manage cortisol/stress levels and to help get a good night’s sleep.


4. Wide range of scientific research


The South African Rooibos Council, of which Cape Natural Tea Products is a founding member, engages regularly with researchers to investigate the health benefits of the Rooibos. This has strengthened Rooibos’ position as a superfood.


5. A long history as a healthy infusion


In South Africa, Rooibos has been consumed for more than 100 years as a healthy, calming, and in some cases medicinal tea.


Anecdotal evidence has pointed to benefits for children older than 6 months: many South Africans are introduced to Rooibos in their baby bottles, and parents say that it helps to calm crying babies and put them to sleep.


Rooibos’ taste and aroma pairs excellently with other herbal teas and superfoods. From simple infusions with ginger and lemon, to more intricate blends; Rooibos tea is super versatile and highly marketable as a healthy and functional tea.



To learn more about Rooibos tea and how we can help you incorporate this amazing product in your catalogue, feel free to contact us at info@rooibostea.co.za.


We offer a range of bulk Rooibos, Rosehip, and Honeybush products and work hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure that we meet their specifications.


With world-class laboratory and production facilities, we have the capacity to refine and deliver bulk products to meet your needs, and to develop new innovative products.


Our sales and marketing function can assist with high-quality digital assets and marketing strategies to introduce Rooibos to new markets around the world.


For more information, browse our website.

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