Le rooibos - More Than A Tea
The plant and its effects
Rooibos is a health drink. It is known for its therapeutic benefits and nutritional content. It is considered a natural source of low-tannin antioxidants and a wide variety of flavonoids. Rooibos is free from calories, caffeine, colorings and preservatives.
Studies have already looked at the plant's health-promoting properties. Rooibos has a positive effect on the body, mind and soul and is traditionally used as a remedy:
Rooibos For Babies And Children
Because Rooibos does not contain caffeine, this tea is also a good alternative to (often sweetened) herbal teas for children and babies. In South Africa, Rooibos has even been used as a supplement to breastfeeding for generations. Because of its antispasmodic properties, it is especially recommended for babies with colic and allergies. In addition, the minerals in Rooibos supplement the daily intake of fluoride and calcium and thus contribute to the development of strong teeth and bones.
Rooibos can also help when applied externally: it relieves diaper rash if it is applied to the skin every time the diaper is changed.
Rooibos TEA NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Serving size: 200ml infusion with 2.5g Rooibos
|pro 200 ml||pro Einzelportion|
|Glycemic carbohydrate (g) of which total sugar (g)||0||0|
|Total fat (g) of which saturated fatty acids (g)||0||0|
|Dietary fiber (g) *||0||0|
Nutritional information provided by the South African Rooibos Council based on analysis in SANAS accredited laboratories.
* Analysis method: AOAC 985.29
* Rooibos tea is rich in minerals, although the concentration is not essential
|nutrient||function in the body||Per 200ml||*RDA||%RDA|
|Iron (Fe)||essential for the transport of oxygen in the blood||0,07 mg||18,0 mg||0,003|
|Potassium (K)||necessary for the metabolic function||7,12 mg||2000,0 mg||0,004|
|Calcium (Ca)||necessary for strong teeth and bones||1,09 mg||800,0 mg||0,001|
|Copper(Cu)||necessary for various metabolic processes||0,07 mg||2,0 mg||0,032|
|Zinc (Zn)||necessary for normal growth and healthy skin||0,04 mg||15,0 mg||0,002|
|Magnesium (Mg)||necessary for a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes||1,57 mg||400,0 mg||0,004|
|Fluoride (F)||necessary for healthy teeth and bones||0,22 mg||2,75 mg||0,08|
necessary for metabolic processes and for bone growth and development
necessary for fluid and acid based balance
* The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs), also Recommended Dietary Allowances, indicate the amounts of essential nutrients that, according to current scientific knowledge, are considered sufficient to meet the daily needs of almost every healthy person. Sometimes RDA is translated as "recommended daily dose", from English to recommend "recommend" and allowance for "default".