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EcoProducts is always up to something baobab.  Keep up with all our articles, activities and insights into the world of baobab trees.

Measuring Baobab girth

Measuring Baobab girth

It feels a bit like when you mark off the height of your children on the doorpost, but every year in May Diana Mayne, a baobab colleague, and I visit Skelmwater Baobab research plot to do annual growth measurements. This research plot was started in 1931 to measure the annual diameter growth of baobabs. This year was […]

Baobab powder for children

Baobab powder for children

Because Baobab powder is exceptionally high in calcium, it's a perfect non-dairy, vegan source especially for bone and dental health in growing children.  One of our fans says:  "Your Baobab Powder is AWESOME, so easy to just add 2 tablespoons to a breakfast smoothie in the morning and know I've had a good portion of minerals and […]

Natural Digestive Health – Baobab, a rich source of dietary fibre

Natural Digestive Health – Baobab, a rich source of dietary fibre

There’s a lot more to good nutrition than just making sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals.  Dietary fibre (also known as roughage) is an important component of healthy nutrition because by ensuring good gut health you also ensure you’re gaining the maximum nourishment from the food you eat.  The health of your digestive system […]

Waiting for the baobab fruit to drop

Waiting for the baobab fruit to drop

The area has had lovely late rains, but this has affected our normal fruit harvesting time.  Normally all the fruit would have fallen to the ground by now and been picked up by our harvesters, but this year more than half of them are still on the trees.  So we are waiting for the fruit […]

Baobab oil for Eczema and dry, flaky, itchy skin

Baobab oil for Eczema and dry, flaky, itchy skin

Oh the misery of itchy, irritated, inflamed skin!  A Baobab oil user tells us "I have suffered with Eczema since I was a baby. It often goes away and then reappears almost over night. I have "dry & wet Eczema" Dry being dry, flakey, white patches of skin that get itchy when the skin is irritated. […]

Baobab Lime & Ginger Cordial from African Chef

Baobab Lime & Ginger Cordial from African Chef

Love this new yummy idea from African Chef! Their new Baobab lime and ginger cordial is definitely going to be a new favourite. this beautiful warm and spicy dirnk has the magic ingredient of the baobab fruit which adds a creamy richness like no other cordial!  Most people have never heard of baobab fruit, yet […]

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!