Both the berries and leaves of seabuckthorn are used to manufacture various products. The food products include:
Juice, oil, jam, carbonated beverages, alcoholic beverages such as wine and vodka; breakfast cereals, powder, rice pops, juice powder, toffees, biscuits; candies, gums, and fruit chews; cosmetic products such as facial cream and shampoo.
The seabuckthorn leaves can be used to make sea buckthorn tea.
When the berries are pressed, the resulting seabuckthorn juice separates into three layers: on top is a thick, orange colour cream; in the middle, a layer containing seabuckthorn's characteristic high content of saturated and polyunsaturated fats; and the bottom layer is sediment and juice.
Containing fat sources applicable for cosmetic purposes, the upper two layers can be processed for skin creams and liniments, whereas the bottom layer can be used for edible products.
Seabuckthorn fruit can be used to make pies, jams, squashes, lotions, liquors, etc.
The juice or pulp has other potential applications in foods or beverages. For example, in Finland, it is used as a nutritional ingredient in baby food.
Fruit drinks were among the earliest seabuckthorn products developed in China. Seabuckthorn based juice is popular in Germany and Scandinavian countries.