The unique Rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis) is only found in the craggy Cederberg mountains some 250 km north of Cape Town. Rooibos is completely pure and natural with no preservatives or colourants, full of natural goodness and fits in perfectly with today’s healthy lifestyle. Although Rooibos has been used for over 300 years, research on the medicinal value and agricultural potential of Rooibos only started at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, research around the world confirms the health benefits of this “mountain” tea, and consumers all over the world enjoy it as a tasty healthy beverage.
The health benefits of Rooibos – Rooibos it is naturally caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants. The high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols help to fight heart disease and various forms of cancer. It is low in tannin, a substance which affects the body’s metabolism by interfering with its ability to absorb iron and protein.
The versatility of Rooibos – Rooibos can be enjoyed as a health-enhancing tea, or used as an ingredient to add nutritional value, health benefits, colour or flavour to food, drinks and other products.
Rooibos Limited – Rooibos Ltd is a company with a history of processing and marketing Rooibos for more than 60 years. Since it was formally established in 1954, it has become the market leader and preferred supplier of Rooibos to the local and international tea industry.