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This Delicious Fruit is “a Citrus x100” and Like “Growing Fish on a Tree”


“One of the most potent allies for a thriving future begins to take root in North America.”

This video shows not only why seaberry / sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) rocks, but also a little bit about how Ben Falk at Whole Systems Design in Vermont harvest seaberry at the home scale and process this incredible plant into the potent food-medicine – oxymel.

Three methods of harvesting seaberry are shown in the video, as well as how to make seaberry oxymel with honey (shown in that bucket) and apple cider vinegar (not shown).

You can learn a lot more about his recipe and the food-medicine of seaberry in his book, The Resilient Farm and Homestead (great read).

As Ben Falk shares about the Sea Buckthorn in The Self-Reliance Catalog “The fruit is like a citrus x100. Uniquely this orange fruit contains not only very concentrated sources of antioxidants but bioflavonoids as well along with unusual essential fatty acids like Omega 7. It’s the closest thing us landlocked people have of growing fish on a tree.

More about the sea buckthorn, including where to buy seeds / plants from trusted nurseries in the US and in Europe, can be found in The Self-Reliance Catalog. Register for free here.

Have you planted or tasted seaberry? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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