ATLANTA AND NEW YORK CITY– We are excited to announce that NADI will participate in the Tbilisoba Festival in New York to celebrate the cultural heritage and ancient traditions of the country of Georgia.
For nearly four decades, the Pesvebi Georgian Cultural Center in New York has held an annual celebration of Georgian traditions with open air concerts, dancing, food, sports competitions, art exhibitions and more. The festival is Sept. 30th in the greenspace at Father Capodanno Blvd. and Lincoln Ave. in Staten Island, New York, and NADI will be offering free samples and an opportunity to purchase bottles of rosehip drink.
NADI, which means “collective work effort” in Georgian, is a traditional rosehip drink made from an old family recipe with just three ingredients: organic rosehips that are hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness from the Caucasus Mountains, purified water and organic stevia plant-based sweetener.
NADI is also a socially responsible venture that creates jobs and financial stability for refugees in the country of Georgia who have been displaced by regional conflicts and are struggling to support their families and rebuild their lives.
“It is such an honor for NADI to participate in the Tbilisoba Festival and share this taste of tradition that so many Georgians remember from childhood when their grandmothers made rosehip drink to keep them healthy,” said Nina Tickaradze, founder of NADI.
The berries from the dog rose plant, rosa canina, are rich in dozens vitamins and minerals including B Complex Vitamins and bioflavonoids and they contain as much as 25 times more Vitamin C by weight compared with some citrus fruits. Each bottle of NADI provides 135% of daily Vitamin C needs and has just 9 calories, and there are no added sugars, preservatives or artificial ingredients.
Rosehips have been used for centuries by many cultures across the globe to boost energy, strengthen immunity, soothe upset stomachs, ease muscle aches, speed recovery after exercise and prevent and treat common maladies such as colds.
For many generations, mothers and grandmothers in Georgia have been picking rosehip berries from wild rose bushes that they crush and steep into tea-like drinks and juices to keep their families healthy. NADI revives that old tradition and brings the taste of rosehip drink from forest to bottle.