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2014 Jun: Coppicing Baobabs

2014 Jun: Coppicing Baobabs

When baobabs are still young they are vulnerable to damage.  This young baobab was damaged at the base, but it was helped to survive by coppicing (sprouting).  After a few years most of the coppice shoots die but two or three remain leaving the tree to develop into a multistemed tree which you can clearly see in […]

Food tastes better when it has a story!

Food tastes better when it has a story!

We love Deni & Carlin Archer's fabulous website and blog!  Food With A Story brings you in depth coverage of interesting, ethical and artisan food in South Africa, covering all kinds of food stories from interesting eateries to sustainable farming with each story rich in media such as photographs, video and text.  Here, Deni – […]

Go Mango with Baobab

Go Mango with Baobab

Fans of baobab powder just keep growing!  "Baobab powder!! I was so excited to try this!  The taste is almost a sweet-sour taste, and once you add it to something like a shake, yogurt etc, you do not even notice the taste at all!! I tried the recipe for the mango shake on the container […]

Building bones with Baobab: a natural source of calcium

Building bones with Baobab: a natural source of calcium

Calcium is an alkaline mineral and functions to support bone and dental health, muscle movement and vital metabolic functions in the blood, nerves and cells. Baobab superfruit powder is an excellent source of calcium for children, vegans, pregnant and post-menopausal women and is possibly the richest plant-based source of calcium known, containing 1.5 times the amount of calcium found in almonds.

The Glam Green Girl

The Glam Green Girl

She's fun, sassy and definitely knows her stuff when it comes to what's green! Read her fun review about a South African green product that not only cares for your hair, but for the environment too… 

2014 Jun: Baobablets Abound!

2014 Jun: Baobablets Abound!

I went to visit Blessing to see how her seedlings are getting on.  Blessing’s seedlings are looking lovely.  They were planted in Feburary this year just after a community training workshop on how to grow baobabs.  Soon the seedlings will lose their leaves for the winter and look like sticks and then in the spring […]

Miracle Tree!

Miracle Tree!

A few years ago I was called by a local farmer to see some baobabs that were very ill and dying.  There was a group of four baobabs, some of them were still standing and others had already collapsed in to a heap of fibre.  This tree was still standing, but was hot and ‘sweaty’ with […]

Which side of the tree are you on?

Which side of the tree are you on?

Which side of the fence, I mean tree, are you on? Baobabs make fantastic poster boards and on a recent field trip I photographed this tree.  On the one side is a poster of Jacob Zuma (ANC) and on the other side is Julius Malema (EFF).  Tough Choice! 

Ecotrade empowers many women…

Ecotrade empowers many women…

…and Annah Mendela is just one of them. After being inspired by previous films made in collaboration with PhytoTrade and EcoProducts, Greg Cameron has created this warm and sensitve portrait of Annah, showing how by collecting baobab fruit for EcoProducts, she has been able to turn her life around.  A short 2.5 minute film that's so beautifully made it will stay with […]

How baobab’s heal themselves…

How baobab’s heal themselves…

Recently, friend and baobab fan Shona sent through this delightful photo taken near Xigera Reserve, Okavango Delta in April this year.  It shows their guide pointing out elephant damage to a baobab tree.  It’s old elephant damage and you can see in the picture how the wound has healed over with new bark.  It’s quite wonderful how baobabs manage to […]

Oh my Hair!

Oh my Hair!

"Baobab oil is a fantastic product, I’m very satisfied with it! I have frizzy hair. I use it as a leave-in conditioner, and afterwards my hair is silky smooth and soft! I only use one tiny drop. Its the best product that I have ever used on my hair". says Elaine, a Faithful-to-Nature customer. Baobab oil is well […]

Baobab Galerie: a unique shop

Baobab Galerie: a unique shop

Baobab Galerie is a unique decor and gift shop in Port Edward, KZN selling an exquisite handmade range of products made of natural fibres such as sisal, raffia, different varieties of reeds and grasses as well as recycled recycled paper and metal.  Alexandre and Michel who own the shop have long been interested in Baobabs, even growing baobab trees, […]

EcoProducts is out and about in May!

EcoProducts is out and about in May!

We are HAPPENING this month in the media!  We have an article on baobab oil in Wellness Magazine, our boabab fruit powder is featured in Elle Magazine and we're flying with Mango in their latest inflight magazine! All power to the baobab tree! 

Famous Baobabs: Chapman’s Baobab

Famous Baobabs: Chapman’s Baobab

This well-known tree has many documented references to it in the journals of early travellers and foreign explorers to the region, many of whom left inscriptions on its massive trunk which can still be seen today. The tree even served as an unofficial post office for these 19th-century explorers.

Dung Beetles and Baobabs

Dung Beetles and Baobabs

Baobab seeds are relatively large,but it’s not an impossibility that that germinating Baobab seedlings could use the manure buried by dung beetles to boost the growth of its first few shoots!

Famous Baobabs: A Champion of Trees  – The Sagole Baobab

Famous Baobabs: A Champion of Trees – The Sagole Baobab

Champion trees are nationally listed individual trees which are exceptional examples of their species because of their enormous size, great age, rarity or historical significance. One of the South African champion trees is the Sagole Baobab Tree, located in Vendaland, Limpopo Province, with a trunk diameter of 10.47 metres. It may not be the stoutest of […]

A Baobab Superboost of Vitamin C!

A Baobab Superboost of Vitamin C!

Baobab powder has FOUR times the amount of vitamin c than oranges!  Nutritional therapist Sunette from Cape Town says: “I have really enjoyed using Baobab superfruit powder – I add it to my breakfast smoothies and it adds a lovely tangy flavour that works well with banana, pineapple or mango based smoothies. I love that it is a natural source […]

Baobab Powder: A natural source of Vitamin C

Baobab Powder: A natural source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant found in abundance in Baobab fruit powder. Baobab powder has nearly 4 times more Vitamin C than oranges, and has one of the highest antioxidant ratings. Because Vitamin C can’t be stored in our bodies it’s necessary to consume it on a daily basis. Baobab powder contains 4 times Vitamin C than oranges.

Multi-tasking Magnesium, the miracle mineral – A natural source of magnesium

Multi-tasking Magnesium, the miracle mineral – A natural source of magnesium

Magnesium is required in over 350 essential biochemical reactions and is necessary for energy metabolism, muscle and heart function, a healthy nervous system and bone density. Magnesium plays a significant role in the prevention of diabetes and osteoporosis as well as a host of other conditions such as hypertension, chronic fatigue and insomnia. Baobab powder is an excellent source of magnesium as it contains twice as much magnesium as dark leafy greens.