The oil content in the fruit pulp is about 1.5-3% (in fresh mass).
Sea buckthorn oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids and carotenoids, as well as huge amounts of tocopherols, tocotrienols, and plant sterols.
Oils from the seeds of sea buckthorn and fruit differ from each other in the profile of fatty acids. Linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid are the main fatty acids in the seed oil, while sea buckthorn oil contains about 65% of combined monounsaturated acids, palmitoleic acids, and saturated fatty acid, i.e. palmitic acid. This makes a fundamental difference between the two oils in terms of appearance and consistency.
The oil from the fruit has a dark orange color and a thick consistency. . Carotenoids are the pigments that give the sea buckthorn berry its distinctive orange-red color—these compounds are found in abundance in the pressed oil. The main carotenoids present in sea buckthorn oil are beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.
Our sea buckthorn oil has a high concentration of carotenoids, min. 250 mg.
The sea buckthorn oil is obtained from the fruit. Pressed and unrefined, this oil retains many of its natural, health-promoting properties. Sea buckthorn oil is rich in large amounts of unsaturated fats, including palmitoleic acid, as well as vitamin C, riboflavin, and vitamins A, E, and B12. It contains microelements like selenium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. Organic sea buckthorn oil prevents inflammation of the digestive system, reduces stomach discomfort, and also perfectly moisturizes the skin and prevents it from aging.