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Rooibos is an herbal tea made from a plant grown in South Africa. The most common and widespread type is fermented red rooibos. However, there is also an unfermented green type. Green rooibos is not only rare, it is fairly new, may have a higher level of antioxidants, has a milder, fresher taste and is very easy to prepare.

What are the differences between red and green rooibos?

Both green and red rooibos come from the same plant in South Africa. Red rooibos is a traditional beverage. Because of its benefits and pleasant taste, local people have been collecting and drying the leaves and stems for centuries.

However, it did not enjoy popularity outside South Africa until the last century. It is still less available compared to real green or black tea. On the other hand, green rooibos is a new and very rare beverage compared to the traditional red type. Today, drinking rooibos tea is not only related to medicinal purposes. This plant is an ingredient in hundreds of delicious blends, so it is also increasingly enjoyed for its taste.

Although red and green rooibos share similar health benefits, their chemical composition is slightly different. This is due to the oxidation process. Green rooibos is dried immediately after harvesting to preserve color, flavor and antioxidants.

In this respect, the most striking difference is the higher antioxidant capacity of green rooibos, among other things, due to its higher concentration of the dihydrochalcones aspalathin and notophagin. However, red rooibos also demonstrates a great antioxidant power.

Benefits and Properties of Green Rooibos

Increased antioxidant power in Green Rooibos

Two important antioxidants, aspalathin and notophagin, are found abundantly only in green rooibos. Although the red type has great potential in treating many health conditions, the green type is more abundant in antioxidants. You can think of them as green and black tea, both health drinks, both made from the same plant, but with different chemical composition.

Aspalatine, an antioxidant in the rooibos plant, may help improve glucose and lipid metabolism, making it beneficial in treating obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance. Another study showed that it may be useful in preventing stress-induced weight loss and may have potential for preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

Nothofagin is found only in the rooibos shrub and the New Zealand red beech. High amounts of green rooibos could be very useful in the treatment of vascular inflammation in diabetics. However, caution is needed when drinking large amounts, as both can interact with some medications and cause side effects that worsen some conditions.

An article published in the journal Food & Function in 2018 called rooibos a functional food for heart health. In fact, the world's first human clinical trial with rooibos focused exactly on cardiovascular health. The results showed that 6 cups of this tea per day over a 6-week period "improved lipid profile and redox status in adults at risk of developing cardiovascular disease"

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