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June 2005 Issue

Claims for Red Rooibos Tea Outstrip Scientific Proof of Benefit

Q. Iíve read that rooibos tea contains even more healthful antioxidants than black or green tea and that itís rich in vitamins and minerals. Is that true?
A. Unfortunately, no. While rooibos (ROY-bus) tea is a good source of antioxidants, it contains only about one-quarter the antioxidant capacity of black or green tea.

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