Rooibos is a unique health drink, famous for its therapeutic benefits and nutritional content. It is a natural source of antioxidants, low in tannin and free of kilojoules, caffeine, colorants and preservatives.

ROOIBOS TEA NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
single serving size: 200ml

 

Per 100ml

Per single serving

Energy (kJ)

0

0

Protein (g)

0

0

Glycaemic carbohydrate (g) of which total sugar (g)

 

0

0

Total fat (g) of which saturated fat (g)

 

0

0

Dietary fibre (g)*

0

0

Total sodium (mg)

3.8

7.6

Nutritional information as provided by the South African Rooibos Council based on analysis at SANAS-accredited laboratories.
*Method of analysis: AOAC 985.29
*Rooibos tea is rich in minerals, although the concentration is unsubstantial

Nutrients

Function in the body

Per 200ml serving

*RDA

%RDA

Iron (Fe)

Essential for transporting oxygen in the blood

0.07mg

18.0mg

0.003

Potassium (K)

Necessary for metabolic functions

7.12mg

2000.0mg

0.004

Calcium (Ca)

Necessary for strong teeth and bones

1.09mg

800.0mg

0.001

Copper (Cu)

Necessary for different metabolic processes

0.07mg

2.0mg

0.032

Zinc (Zn)

Necessary for normal growth and development and a healthy skin

0.04mg

15.0mg

0.002

Magnesium (Mg)

Necessary for a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes

1.57mg

400.0mg

0.004

Fluoride (F)

Necessary for healthy teeth and bones

0.22mg

2.75mg

0.08

Manganese (Mn)

Necessary for metabolic processes and for bone growth and development

0.04mg

3.5mg

0.011

  • Rooibos contains very little, if any, vitamin C, as vitamin C is destroyed during the fermentation process
  • Rooibos is, however, a natural source of antioxidants - it is rich in a variety of flavonoids, especially aspalathin, to date only isolated in Aspalathus linearis or rooibos;
  • Rooibos is totally caffeine-free;
  • Rooibos is low in tannin and thus aids iron absorption and works against anaemia;
  • Rooibos is free of kilojoules, colorants and preservatives;

Rooibos has tremendous health benefits and has traditionally been used for a series of health-related issues.
Provincial studies suggest that:

  • Rooibos fights and helps to prevent cancer – indications are that the anti-oxidants in Rooibos not only shield the body from cancer, they actually kill cancer cells!
  • Rooibos protects the heart – The anti-oxidants in Rooibos minimize cholesterol build-up and prevent blood clots.  It is claimed that six cups of Rooibos per day can lower your risk of heart disease by as much as 69%!
  • Rooibos fights insomnia and anxiety – Caffeine can be harmful to the central nervous system, causing irritability, high blood pressure and erratic sleeping patterns.  Sixty percent of heavy tea and coffee drinkers show these symptoms.  Rooibos contains no caffeine.
  • Rooibos helps to reduce stress - Rooibos lowers the production of cortisol (the "stress hormone"), thereby lowering the effect of the body's stress response.
  • Rooibos shows promise in the treatment of diabetes - Aspalathin (the main antioxidant in rooibos) helps muscle cells to use glucose more effectively.  Rooibos also protects against oxidative stress.
  • Rooibos protects the liver - Rooibos prevents the development of fatty liver disease.  It also helps damaged liver tissue to regenerate and can help to prevent and treat liver disease.
  • You will feel more energized when you switch to Rooibos – The high tannin content in regular teas can strip you of up to one third of your iron intake, which can leave you with chronic fatigue.
  • Rooibos helps to alleviate allergies and inflammation - Rooibos boosts the production of cytochrome P450, an enzyme that helps to metabolise allergens.  Its antioxidant activity also helps to reduce inflammation and rooibos can therefore help to combat colitis (a disease causing ulcers in the colon).
  • Rooibos regulates immune function - Rooibos can both stimulate and suppress the immune response and can therefore be used to treat several immune-related conditions, ranging from allergic skin conditions to bacterial infections.
  • Rooibos calms stomach cramps - The flavonoids in rooibos has a calming effect on the digestive system and is effective in treating stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
  • Rooibos contains ample amounts of the minerals fluoride, calcium and manganese, which help to combat osteoporosis.

Rooibos is also safe and nutritious for babies and children.

  • In South Africa Rooibos has been used for generations as a supplement to breastfeeding.
  • Rooibos has an amazingly soothing effect on colic babies and allergic tots.
  • The anti-spasmodic compounds relieve stomach cramps and colic.
  • The minerals in Rooibos supplement the daily intake of fluoride and calcium and help to develop strong teeth and bones.
  • Rooibos alleviates diaper rash when applied topically with each diaper change.

NO WONDER ROOIBOS TEA IS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS “The Miracle Brew”

 
 

OUHUIS® Rooibos tea is cultivated and processed on Protea Kop Rooibos Tea farm between Clanwilliam and Lambert’s Bay in the Western Cape in the Republic of South-Africa.

OUHUIS® Rooibos tea productsrange from bagged to loose rooibos, in natural and flavoured variants. Variants include honey, blackcurrant and vanilla flavoured and rooibos blended with buchu, camomile, cancerbush, lemongrass and ginger.

Zeekoevlei 109 
P.O. Box 209 
CLANWILLIAM 
8135 
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel: +27 27 470 0152
Tel: +27 72 527 1671
Fax: +27 86 670 7223

ouhuis@rooibostee.co.za

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OUHUIS® ROOIBOS

Zeekoevlei 109
P.O. Box 209
CLANWILLIAM
8135
SOUTH AFRICA
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Tel: +27 27 470 0152
Tel: +27 72 527 1671
Fax: +27 86 670 7223
ouhuis@rooibostee.co.za