Known in many equatorial cultures for its beneficial effect on blood pressure, wild rosella also has a few more tricks up its sleeve.
Packed with antioxidant goodness, it is a powerful scavenger of those nasty free radicals that are though to be the root cause of much disease as well as contributing to aging.
A rich source of the powerful polyphenolic antioxidants, Wild Rosella is indigenous to many equatorial areas, where it is well-renowned for both its antioxidant properties and for reducing blood pressure naturally. The blood pressure effect seems to be related to its ability to relax smooth muscle (the type of muscle found in blood vessels), causing them to relax and dilate, and so helping blood pressure to drop and normalize in people who are prone to hypertension (high blood pressure).
The presence of polyphenolic antioxidants is particularly important. Part of the anthocyanin family, these are especially powerful antioxidants - compounds that mop up harmful "free radicals", which are thought to be harmful in many ways and closely associated with aging.
With a tart flavor similar to rhubarb, wild rosella is often sweetened and used in a similar way to make ice-creams, pie fillings and other sweet foods. It's inclusion in Kakadu Complex is yet another boost to the antioxidant content of this rich, nutrient-dense superfood.
Used in its raw, natural form, all of the delicate nutrients in this flower-like fruit are preserved and allowed to work their individual magic along with all of the other superfood ingredients.
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