Amazing Rooibos Tea
The Rooibos plant Aspalathus linearis grows only in the Cederberg region and in 1904 Benjamin Ginsberg, a pioneering Russian immigrant, realised the marketing potential of Rooibos and began trading.
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.
Tannins are naturally occurring compounds that exist inside grape skins, seeds and stems. The scientific word for these compounds is polyphenols.
Magnesium (essential for the nervous system), calcium and manganese (good for the bones and teeth), zinc (needed for a healthy metabolism) and iron (needed to help blood and muscles distribute oxygen to the body's cells).