Prickly weed in Scotland may be next superfood

Sea buckthorn, which grows in abundance around Scottish coasts, may be the next superfruit.
Despite often being viewed as an invasive prickly weed, the plant's bright orange berries are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Now, scientists from Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University are working on ways to use them in drinks and food. Sea buckthorn has more vitamin C than a kiwi and more vitamin E than a soya bean.
Previously, Scots have not exploited the nutritional benefits of Sea Buckthorn due to the problems associated with its harvesting and the often bitter taste of the berries. Popular in China, Norway and Russia, it is usually added to cereal and desserts. It can normally be found growing in Scottish coastal areas near sand dunes, particularly in East Lothian.

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