Factsheet F07: Hippophae rhamnoides – sea buckthorn


The common sea buckthorn (sea berry, sallow thorn, sandhorn), Hippophaƫ rhamnoides, is often grown as a garden shrub but rarely as a culinary or medicinal plant, the fruits often described in Britain as 'sour and inedible'; however, in many parts of Europe and Asia it is highly valued for its fruit which is very high in nutrients and is processed into foods much in the same way as sloes are in Britain.

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