IN THIS ISSUE

Rooibos and health go hand in hand. A new study will now measure the effect of Rooibos on strenuous training at high altitudes. This could hold benefits for sports people as well as the Rooibos industry. Also read about the ability of Rooibos to fight inflammation, strengthen heart health and boost the immune system. Building on the link between Rooibos and health, Rooibos Ltd supports local golf, karate, rugby and gymnastics teams as part of its social impact programme. Lastly, we have included recipes for the chef in you – from Rooibos and berry crème brûlée and stuffed eggs topped with Rooibos-infused trout to spiced Rooibos teas and lattes. Choose Rooibos, choose health!

NEWS

Scientists assess the ability of Rooibos to boost athletes' performance

Scientists from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban will test the extent to which Rooibos could aid the performance of sports people. The study will specifically look at the ability of Rooibos to reduce physical fatigue during exhaustive exercise bouts and to increase performance at high altitudes.

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Klawer Wine Cellars introduces Rooibos and wine pairing

For a unique taste experience, Klawer Wine Cellars now offers Rooibos and wine pairing. Imagine Klawer Chardonnay with skuinskoek and Rooibos jam, Villa Esposto Chenin Blanc with Rooibos fudge, Villa Esposto Rosé and Rooibos drizzle with local olive oil, Klawer Pinotage with Rooibos biscotti, Klawer Cabernet Sauvignon with Rooibos soya sauce and cheddar, rounded off with African Ruby Rooibos-infused wine.

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COMMUNITY

Rooibos Ltd provided Sederberg Primary Schools' teachers with rain jackets

Rooibos Ltd sponsored rain jackets for the teachers at Sederberg Primary School. The rain jackets, which are branded with the logos of Rooibos Ltd and the school, will be used at sports events.

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Various employees from Rooibos Ltd participated in fundraiser golf days

On 27 May this year, Rooibos Ltd sponsored eight employees to participate in the fundraiser for SAGDA golfer Ignation Douries at Citrusdal Golf Club. On 8 July, the company also sponsored nine employees to participate in the fundraiser for Mrs Commonwealth SA finalist Nathalie Magalie at Ceres Golf Club.

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Rooibos Ltd supports Ashihara Karate West Coast

When Ashihara Karate West Coast asked Rooibos Ltd for financial support to attend the Blind Buddy tournament in Grassy Park, the company stepped in to help. Rooibos Ltd also supported the 2018 Citrusdal Karate's Zen Championships.

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Pro-Gymnastics receives track suits and bags from Rooibos Ltd

Rooibos Ltd provided the Pro-Gymnastics Club from Vredendal with branded track suits and backpacks. The gymnasts, who come from all over the northwest area of the Western Cape, are taking part in various local, regional and national competitions.

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Delicious Rugby Club receives team shirts from Rooibos Ltd

In July this year, the team from Delicious Rugby Club from Clanwilliam received new golf shirts while the club's management received long-sleeved shirts from Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd. Rooibos Ltd regularly sponsors the rugby club with sports clothing and sports gear.

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ROOIBOS PRODUCTS

Treat tired skin with Honeybush Skin Care from Huons

The Korean website Zum promoted Huons's Honeybush Skin Care lotion to help neutralise skin damage caused by extreme heat, ultraviolet light and pollution. The lotion contains mineral-rich Honeybush which like Rooibos is indigenous to South Africa. The formulation of the lotion has been patented in Europe and the USA.

Read more in Korean.

SKEDERM's Rooibos Tea Cleanser

The Korean website Etoday featured SKEDERM's Rooibos Tea Cleanser, which is sold through the Ross distribution chain in the USA. Formulated with Rooibos extract and Rooibos leaves, the product serves both as a facial cleanser and scrub.

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Innersense's Curl Control styling cream formulated with Rooibos

The USA-based Goop website featured Innersense's styling cream called Curl Control which is formulated with honey extract, shea and antioxidant packed Rooibos to "transform damp curls into springy, beautiful spirals".

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Roastwell introduces Rooibos-infused almonds

Roastwell has added air-roasted, Rooibos-infused almonds to its product line. The non-GMO almonds are roasted with Rooibos, known for its immuneboosting antioxidants, and coconut blossom sugar. The result is a "crunchy experience" with "a light, sweet taste".

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RECIPES

Try out these drinks and dishes made with Rooibos

Rooibos can be used to enhance the flavour, colour and nutrient content of
food and beverages – from crème brûlée and Rooibos-infused trout to iced
teas, lattes and more.

See recipes.

HEALTH

Why Rooibos is good for heart health

More than 50% of deaths due to cardiovascular disease could be prevented by changing one's diet. A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania showed that people who respond poorly to stress have increased levels of inflammation in their bodies. This is directly related to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Rooibos contains aspalathin which helps to reduce the amount of stress hormones in the body.

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Rooibos – a functional food with added health value

Trendy Rooibos, which is primarily known as a tea, is rich in flavonoids and phytochemicals. It also contains nothofagin which has an anti-inflammatory and immune-enhancing effect. Studies have shown that Rooibos extract has antioxidant properties, chemo-preventive potential and immunomodulatory effects.

Read more in German.

Discover the various health benefits of Rooibos

Rooibos does not contain any stimulants such as caffeine. This means it can also be enjoyed by children, people with hypertension and pregnant women. It does not contain any tannins either, which means it does not have a bitter aftertaste. Instead, it has a sweet honey-flavoured taste. Nutrient-rich Rooibos can help to regulate the metabolism, strengthen the immune system and inhibit the ageing of the body's cells.

Read more in Polish.

Try Rooibos for its health benefits

Rooibos has the ability to strengthen the immune system due to its high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Also, it is a good alternative to black tea "because it does not contain high levels of tannin, which is believed to inhibit minerals absorbed by the body".

Read more in Indonesian.