What are rosehips?
Rosehips are the bright red berries of wild rose plants (rosa canina) that grow high in the forests around the Caucasus Mountain region of Georgia. Prized for their high Vitamin C content, the rosehips form in the spring and reach peak ripeness in late summer through early fall, when local refugee workers harvest them by hand to make NADI.
What’s so special about wild rosehips?
NADI only uses rosehips from rose plants that grow wild and natural in the forests of the Caucasus Mountains, where fresh breezes and sunshine and ample rainfall nourish the plants just as nature intended. From forest to bottle, NADI’s rosehips are never treated with pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other chemicals the way large scale farm produce is often grown.
What does “NADI” mean?
NADI is a Georgian word that means “a collective work effort” or “teamwork.” We named our drink NADI to recognize employees, family and friends who devote time and energy to make this drink possible.
Is NADI organic?
Yes! NADI is a USDA certified organic beverage. It contains organic rosehips, purified water and organic stevia. NADI has obtained special permission from the government of Georgia to harvest rosehip berries.
Why do NADI rosehips come from the country of Georgia?
A favorite drink in our native country of Georgia is made from rosehip berries that are often handpicked by mothers and grandmothers. We wanted to share that taste of tradition with the world.
We were also looking for a way to help local refugees who had been displaced by regional conflicts and were struggling to support their families. We formed a cooperative called TKIS NOBATI and began hiring refugees to pick rosehips and make NADI.
Each bottle of NADI creates jobs and provides financial stability and opportunities for refugees and their families.
Why are rosehips good for your health?
Rosehips are one of the best naturally occurring sources of Vitamin C, with as much as 25 times more Vitamin C by weight compared with some citrus fruits. They also have bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) that help our bodies absorb Vitamin C more efficiently and they contain Vitamin A, Iron and B Complex Vitamins. For generations, Georgians have used them to make tea-like drinks and juices to boost immunity, increase energy, and prevent and treat colds and other common maladies.
Why do we need Vitamin C?
Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, so we must get it from the foods and drinks we consume. Vitamin C helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, bones, blood vessels, and skin, and it helps heal wounds and absorb iron to reduce the likelihood of anemia.