Shots made from cold-pressed fruit are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s true, the importance of vitamins and antioxidants in the diet cannot be underestimated.
We did an exciting collaboration project with TalTech, where we developed the shots. Three of those are now also in our product range. In this post, we’ll talk a bit about the collaboratively developed shots. The fruits chosen for the shots were carefully selected based on their high antioxidant and vitamin content and, of course, taste.
TalTech produced a report summarising the collaboration, which shows that all three shots contain significant amounts of vitamins (including vitamin C) and antioxidants.
The Ginger-Lemon Shot is the sharpest-tasting of the Wösel Shots, containing freshly squeezed lemon and ginger juice, apple cider vinegar, rosemary and Muhumaa honey. According to the scientific literature sources used in the TalTech report, ginger contains active antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemon juice is rich in water-soluble vitamins, including vitamin C. Among the vitamins, vitamin C, which is essential for immune support, is found the greatest quantity in the product. A little honey has been added to balance the acidic taste, while honey is also known to be powerful, containing bioactive compounds that have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The Raspberry-Ginger Shot is made from cold-pressed raspberry, apple and ginger juice, and apple cider vinegar. There are no sweeteners added to the shot, so it’s perfect for those who don’t like honey or simply prefer a more acidic taste. Raspberries and apple juice contain significant amounts of flavonoids and water-soluble vitamins, including vitamin C. The gingerol contained in ginger has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
The Sea Buckthorn Turmeric Shot is made from cold-pressed sea buckthorn and orange juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. According to a report prepared by TalTech, orange juice with sea buckthorn contains significant amounts of vitamin C, which provides the drink with antioxidant properties. In addition, sea buckthorn and oranges are rich in flavonoids, or plant pigments. The turmeric in the shot contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In turn, the piperine contained in cayenne pepper increases the absorption of curcumin in the body. In addition to piperine, the capsaicin found in Cayenne pepper has a stimulating effect on the metabolism.
Vitamins and antioxidants in Wösel health shots
Based on the TalTech report, apple cider vinegar is high in polyphenols (plant-derived antioxidants) as well as B vitamins. Apple cider vinegar has an average polyphenol content of 110 mg/100 ml, containing resveratrol, quercetin, and catechin. The antioxidant activity of Wösel’s apple cider vinegar was also determined in the TalTech laboratory, where it was found that the content of water-soluble and fat-soluble antioxidants in Wösel’s apple cider vinegar is also quite high.
We also use ginger in the production of Shrub.
Ginger-Honey-Lemon Shrub has been very positively received by customers, especially during virus season when the body needs extra protection. Shrub is a drink base that, when diluted with water, makes a great drink. The product is made from fresh lemon and ginger juice, rosemary, Muhumaa honey, and Wösel Apple Cider Vinegar. Shrub is used to make both non-alcoholic and slightly stronger cocktails. It can also be enjoyed undiluted as a shot.
Making a drink from Shrub is easy: Add 250–300 ml (sparkling) water and ice to 50 ml of shrub. It can also be used to make a delicious tea. Pour 40 ml of warm water over Shrub and the tea is ready, no need to add anything else. In addition to the Ginger-Honey-Lemon Shrub, Wösel also has a new Sea Buckthorn-Raspberry Shrub in its product selection, which also contains ginger. Agave syrup is used as the sweetener, which is well-suited for those who don’t consume honey.