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Birchwater

A new health drink

Birchwater is the sap from birch trees, a liquid extraction from the birch tree that is rich in natural nutrients, and low in sugars. The mildly sweet beverage can be marketed as a health drink, an electrolyte-replacing beverage, high in antioxidants and similar to coconut or maple water.

A new health drink

Birchwater is the sap from birch trees, a liquid extraction from the birch tree that is rich in natural nutrients, and low in sugars. The mildly sweet beverage can be marketed as a health drink, an electrolyte-replacing beverage, high in antioxidants and similar to coconut or maple water.

Wild Birch

Bord na Mona have approximately 8,000 hectares of naturally colonised birch trees. These birch trees are one of the first colonisers during peatland rehabilitation. We are exploring the possibility of using the sap extracted from these trees as a health drink, food and ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products.

Market opportunity

The worldwide plant-based water market is set to be worth about €9bn by 2025, and as part of health and wellness trend is a growing market. Birchwater offers promising growth potential, as it’s lower in sugar than other plant-based waters, such as coconut. In line with examining new opportunities from its land holding, Bord na Móna is assessing the viability of producing birchwater by conducting a pilot study on a former peat production bog in Co. Longford.

Market opportunity

The worldwide plant-based water market is set to be worth about €9bn by 2025, and as part of health and wellness trend is a growing market. Birchwater offers promising growth potential, as it’s lower in sugar than other plant-based waters, such as coconut. In line with examining new opportunities from its land holding, Bord na Móna is assessing the viability of producing birchwater by conducting a pilot study on a former peat production bog in Co. Longford.