Sea buckthorn, which ranges from orange-yellow to light red in colour, is a wonderful fruit. It has a delicious taste and is also very healthy. It is sometimes also referred to as the “lemon of the East”. This is due to the high vitamin C content as well as the numerous unsaturated fatty acids, which ensure that fat soluble vitamins can be absorbed well by the body.
Sea buckthorn originates from Nepal but it is meanwhile found across the whole of Central and Northern Europe as well as in Asia Minor and East Asia. As the name suggests, the sea buckthorn bush grows on sandy soil - generally in coastal regions and along steep banks. Sea buckthorn, by the way, is protected by conservation laws in Germany. Be careful when harvesting as the pea-sized berries burst easily - it is therefore best to pick the whole twig and not individual berries.