Rooibos (red bush) tea originates from the leaves and stems of the Aspalathus Linearis plant which is
indigenous to South Africa. The tea is mild, with a fruity, sweet taste and contains no added colours or preservatives.
Traditionally, rooibos is oxidised and this gives it the red colour for which it is known. In addition to our regular rooibos, we are now offering unoxidised green rooibos tea. This tea has a slightly different taste to conventional rooibos and is particularly high in antioxidants, meaning that it can easily be marketed as a health tea.
We offer top quality rooibos in a variety of cuts, from fine cut tea (for use in double chamber tea bags) to long cut, loose leaf tea. We supply our teas either in bulk, or packaged into tea bags according to our customers’ requirements.
All our tea products are supplied with a valid export inspection certificate from the South African Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), and a phytosanitary certificate from the government’s Department of Agriculture.
Conventional teas contain high levels of tannins, which decrease the nutrients you usually gain from your diet. Rooibos contains very few tannins and no caffeine, making it a far healthier option. The minerals in rooibos tea include iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, fluoride, manganese and sodium.
The health-giving properties of rooibos tea are well documented. Studies show that rooibos relieves mild depression, constipation, nervous tension, constipation, stomach cramps, allergic symptoms (including hay fever and asthma) and insomnia.
In addition, several studies show that rooibos contains highly beneficial natural antioxidants. These antioxidants minimise the harmful effects of free radicals in the body, such as damage to the DNA within cells which can result in cancer. Rooibos also prevents free radicals from oxidising cholesterol, and reduces clogged blood vessels, heart attack, and stroke.
The natural antioxidants in rooibos include:
* A flavonoid called Aspalathin, which is only found in rooibos. Herbs with flavonoids have traditionally been used to treat cramping, skin disorders and circulatory disorders. Flavonoids are also thought to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
* An enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase, which functions as a prime scavenger of free radicals. It can keep fats from changing into harmful lipid peroxide and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
As our environment has grown more toxic, we have far less access to natural antioxidants (such as vitamin E, vitamin C, bioflavonoids and carotene). Both oxidative damage and a lack of antioxidants are prime reasons why our bodies run out of new cells to replace the older ones that eventually fail, despite our natural safeguards. The antioxidants in rooibos bind to free radicals, limiting the damage that they cause and preventing disease.
Contact Name: Shaun Veit
Company Name: Global Fusion Trading Cc
Street Address: 2 Pypies Square,
Devils Peak, Cape Town 8001, Western
Cape, South Africa
Member name: Globalfusion
Member Since: 30 September 2008
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