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Rooibos Tea : New Research Documents Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties

  title={Rooibos Tea : New Research Documents Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties},
  author={Laurie Erickson},
Antioxidants are hot topics in the health news these days, and now another tea is being marketed for its high antioxidant content as well as for its mild, sweet taste. Rooibos, pronounced ROY-boss, is a South African herb used to make a tea that is naturally caffeine-free, low in tannin, and rich in polyphenol antioxidants. Although the tea is new to the American market, it has been made in the Cedarberg mountain region of South Africa for generations. Recent studies have shown that some of the… 

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