Mineral content of organic rooibos

November 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm
filed under Rooibos tea health

What follows is a short recap of the latest analysis of rooibos tea. The red tea has shown some surprising qualities for athetes and active people in general. In many cases it can replace the minerals and electrolytes in the body that were lost during exercise. Some South African athletes even use it as a fluid replacement.

  • Sodium : 6,10mg
  • Copper : 0.07mg
  • Zinc : 0.04mg
  • Manganese: 0.04mg
  • Fluoride : 0.22mg
  • Magnesium : 1.57mg
  • Potassium : 7.12mg
  • Iron: 0.07mg
  • Calcium : 1.08mg

Particularly worth of note are the amounts of Calcium, Fluoride and Magnesium, three elements that are indispensable for healthy teeth and bones.

Another welcome health benefit of Rooibos is the very low tannins levels that don’t obstruct the absorbtion of Iron in the blood stream.

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