Rooibos

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Rooibos
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Aspalathus
Species: A. linearis
Binomial name
Aspalathus linearis
(N.L.Burm.) R.Dahlgr.
Flowers
Plant

Rooibos (Afrikaans for "red bush"; scientific name Aspalathus linearis) is a member of the legume family of plants. Rooibos teas are herbal infusions made from a South African red bush.[1][2][3] There are also green Rooibos teas.

References[change | change source]

  1. Morton, Julia F. (1983). "Rooibos tea,aspalathus linearis, a caffeineless, low-tannin beverage". Economic Botany 37 (2): 164–73. doi:10.1007/BF02858780 .
  2. Krafczyk, Nicole; Woyand, Franziska; Glomb, Marcus A. (2009). "Structure-antioxidant relationship of flavonoids from fermented rooibos". Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 53 (5): 635–42. doi:10.1002/mnfr.200800117 . PMID 19156714 .
  3. Theunissen, Izelle (March 2005). "Rooibos the healthy tea". Science in Africa. http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2005/march/rooibos.htm.

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