Rooibos for figure-conscious people
Following a kilojoule (calorie) controlled diet can be stressful. Soothing Rooibos is the ideal drink for anyone who is watching their weight:
- It contains no kilojoules (calories)
- It is less bitter than Ceylon (black) tea and can be enjoyed without sugar
- It is a naturally calming
Rooibos for the sports enthusiast
Sports people can enjoy Rooibos as a thirst-quencher after exercise. Either on its own or mixed with fruit juice, Rooibos is delicious and satisfying, and refreshes naturally without the caffeine, sugar or additives contained in most soft drinks. The mineral content of Rooibos is an added benefit – iron, potassium, zinc, manganese and sodium help to restore the body's natural balance after a strenuous workout. Rooibos is ideal to keep the body hydrated.
Rooibos for mums and babies
Rooibos has a soothing effect on babies suffering from colic, stomach cramps and restlessness. It also helps with nappy rash, relieving irritation when applied with every nappy change.
Rooibos supplements the daily intake of calcium, manganese and fluoride needed by growing children for strong teeth and bones.
The lack of caffeine means a pregnant woman can drink Rooibos throughout the day without worsening some of pregnancy's biggest discomforts - nausea, heartburn and insomnia.
Rooibos for the creative chef
Rooibos can be used as an ingredient in food preparation. Chefs use Rooibos to smoke meat, chicken or fish and to replace the liquid content in recipes, adding both flavour and colour. Rooibos provides a perfect base for
soups, stews and sauces. It is also a natural meat tenderiser and perfect for marinades. Rooibos Limited produced a recipe book where 14 of South Africa's Top Chefs have created over 100 mouthwatering dishes.
Browse through our Rooibos recipes - you'll see how easy it is to prepare delicious, healthy meals.