Birch Sap Water Information

Birch Sap Water Information
Birch Sap Water

What is Birch Sap Water? Birch sap water is directly tapped from birch trees. The thin watery liquid is tapped from birch tree trunks in early spring. The window for harvest is short and unpredictable, only a few weeks in spring when climate is right and sap starts to run up the trees to nourish budding leaves, this will supply large quantities of water. Birch sap is collected only at the break of winter and spring when the sap moves intensively. It has been a popular drink and herbal remedy in Russia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Northern China for centuries. ①

What does it taste like? Crisp, refreshing taste, slightly sweet.

What is it used for? Birch sap hydrates and rejuvenates the body. It has a stimulating effect on the immune system and is rich in antioxidants.② Birch sap is commonly known for its detoxifying, diuretic, cleansing and purifying properties. Heterosides, (glycosides) are biological compounds that yield upon hydrolysis one or more sugars and a non-sugar component, the aglycone), present in birch sap release methyl salicylate by enzymatic hydrolysis which is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic. The activation of diuresis helps eliminating organic wastes such as uric acid and cholesterol. Birch sap is also known for helping with joint and bone health, loss of hair, arthritis, and weight loss.① Folk uses vary from medicinal use, supplementary nutrition (minerals & vitamins) and cosmetic applications for skin & hair.①

Recommended usage? It can be consumed both fresh and naturally fermented. It can be used in cooking foods & drinks.① Once opened, keep chilled, and drink within 5 days.④

What are the health benefits? 18 calories per 100ml. Birch water contains a range of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals very similar to coconut water. It contains naturally occurring electrolytes, minerals and mlyticro-nutrients including unique elements such as saponin which is known to help block cholesterol absorption, xylitol a healthy sugar which promotes dental and skin health and other cellular-regenerative elements. It also contains heterosides, 17 amino acids, minerals, enzymes, proteins, betulinic acid and botulin antioxidants, sugar (xylitol, fructose & glucose) and vitamins C & B group. ① It is claimed to help treat liver disease, flu, headaches, dandruff and eczema.③ It is also believed to flush out toxins and help reduce cellulite.③


Nutritional facts
Serving Size: per 8 fl. oz (236 ml)
Servings Per Container: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories              8
                              % Daily Value
Total Fat               0 g           0%
Saturated Fat            0 g
Trans Fat              0 g
Cholesterol             0 mg          0%
Sodium               0.55 mg          0%
Total Carbohydrate         2 g            1%
Dietary Fiber            0 g            0%
Total Sugars             2 g
Includes 0 g Added Sugar      0 g           0%
Protein               0 g
Calcium               10 mg          2%
Iron                 0.16 mg         1%
Manganese             3.2 mg          136%
Vitamin D             0 mcg          0%
Potassium             16.2 mg         0.5%

Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values May be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


How is it bottled? Natural root filtered, gently pasteurized, the shelf life is 1 year ambient, although level of Vitamin C is lower than fresh sapís and all benefits are preserved. ④ Froze @ -25C, shelf life is 2 years ①

Is it organic? Yes. All natural, right from the birch tree. Gluten-free and Vegan④

Birch Sap is suitable for:
-People willing to lose weight, suffering from water retention or who stagnate after having started to lose weight.
-Sportsmen-before and during exercise or after recovery
-Stressed people who are over worked
-Elderly- to bring vitality and simulate skeletal, muscle and excretory system.
-Kids②


REFERENCES:

①. https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Birch_sap
②. http://belseva.com/health-benefits/
③. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2828686/Forget-coconut-water-BIRCH-water-craze- obsessed-2015-detoxing-super-liquid-reduce-cellulite.html
④. http://www.amazon.com/Sealand-Natural-Resources-Inc-Original/dp/B00CE0H6VK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434641921&sr=8-1&keywords=birch+water

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/02/02/water-tapped-from-birch-trees-may-replace-coconut-water-as-it-beverage/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/11/birch-water-health-benefits-drink_n_6138590.html

http://www.belseva.fr/Health_Benefits.H.htm#Health_Benefits.H

http://www.medicaldaily.com/coconut-water-history-taste-5-benefits-birch-tree-sap-317048
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