A letter from a happy customer: "Hi Sarah, baobab oil is helping my entire family. I love that we can all use it! My hubby had a large patch of dead skin cells on his leg caused by a reaction to a bite and absolutely nothing was helping him. Since using the baobab oil, there has […]
This year was the Tenth annual Devon Food & Drink Awards and EcoProducts congratulates Malcolm of The African Chef for winning both Best Newcomer and Best New product for their Baobab Chilli Jam. Excellent news for you, Malcolm and thank you for all you do spreading the word about Baobab fruit!
What is a bioprospecting permit? And why is EcoProducts Bioprospecting permit such a big deal? On the 12 November 2013, EcoProducts was issued with a Bioprospecting permit from the South Africa Department of Environment Affairs. So what, you may ask, is this all about? South Africa has introduced laws that make it illegal to harvest […]
A reader asks:" Why do you need to add water to the jam recipe and can I replace the sugar with honey?" Baobab fruit powder pectin and fruit acids making it an ideal fruit for making jam. (Baobab jam tastes a bit like apricot jam.) However, unlike most fruits which have a wet pulp, baobab has […]
What an honor and a delight spending time with Gillian Condy sketching baobab flowers under the boughs of the baobab trees in Limpopo. Gill is South Africa’s foremost botanical artist and works for the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) as a resident botanical artist. Her award-winning works are world famous and include a plate in Highgrove Florilegium, […]
So it was a great party! Keep it simple and soothing the morning after. Baobab pawpaw smoothie for New Year's Day breakfast. Sweet, seasonal, nourishing. http://www.ecoproducts.co.za/recipe/banana-and-pawpaw-smoothie
Festive and fruity you won't go wrong with this divinely yummy baobab and banana cheesecake on your New Year's party table. Super-quick to make and no baking required, it's perfect for whipping up something homemade without having to forgo precious holiday time! http://www.ecoproducts.co.za/recipe/baobab-and-banana-cheesecake-with-ginger-nuts-crust
Not just a highly nutrititious food, with some imagination, skill and flair look at these amazingly creative decor ideas with Baobab pods! find them here, here and here.
Recently, Greg Cameron was commissioned by PhytoTrade to make a film on baobabs in which he records the stories of the baobab fruit collectors and how baobab fruit help them improve their lives. Here, Itai Chibiya, PhytoTrade's Monitoring and Research Evaluator is being filmed while being interviewed. EcoProducts was chosen as the site for the interviews. Sarah […]
Last month, 50 rural women harvesters attended a baobab growing and sustainable harvesting course. I had such fun with this, taking 50 rural women baobab fruit harvesters on a field trip from Zigodini village to Pafuri River Camp Nursery, on the banks of the Mutale River. The course was done with a mixture of practical […]
Strolling through a shopping mall in Centurion, Mohamed’s ankle got caught by a woman’s shopping trolley. He fell forward and hit his forehead against a ceramic tile. The skin split open and he had to be rushed to get stitches. ‘I got more stitches than I could count’, said Mohamed afterwards. Once the wound had […]
Madiba's unmistakable stature as statesman, leader and human being made him visible in a way that made it possible for all to see. May his moral example be as long lived as the Baobab tree, may the memory of his wisdom serve, and be the same shade under which people have gathered in community for generations to draw inspiration for the way forward. […]
LOHASIA is a social enterprise working to educate, empower and inspire everyone to enjoy lifestyles of health and sustainability. Recently, they published an article on Kristi Mackintosh owner of Pura Vida, an online natural product store selling amongst other beauty products, EcoProducts Baobab Oil. Here's an extract from the article: "Recognising the potential for positive impact […]
Tis the season to be flowering and what jolly big flowers they are too! The flowers are the size of a saucer, measuring up to 15cm across. They have delicate white waxy petals which pull up like a lady's skirt when curtseying for the queen! They open as the sun sets and within 20 minutes are fully dilated, […]
We tried out this wonderful drink posted by Aisha on her blog Foodlattio and it is fantastic! So refreshing and simply delicious on a hot summer's day: Ingredients: 500 ml cold water Juice of 3 lemons Juice of 2 limes 3 tbsps baobab fruit pulp powder Watermelon (as much as you want) 3 tsps honey […]
This is simply beautiful. Visual poetry which really honours the source. This is a short video (just 2 mins long) but it's beauty will linger for much longer. Baobabs from Greg Cameron on Vimeo.
During an impressive ceremony hosted by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in Polokwane last week, EcoProducts was one of three companies who were awarded a bioprospecting permit. The permit was handed over to Dr Sarah Venter and two community representatives, Ms Sophiah Nemutshenzheni and Ms Livhuwani Tshivhiyahuvhi by the MEC for Economic Development, […]
We love how the benefits of Baobab are spreading as we see more and more South African products using Baobab oil in their formulations. Africa Organics produce a range of Baobab products for hair: shampoo, conditioner and treatment oil. Lela Rabie of Shop Organic wrote this of her experience using the products: “The shampoo is light […]
A few months ago, we told you about Healthbox SA which we think is such a cool concept! Each month, subscribers to Health Box SA are sent a luxurious combination of health, fitness and wellness products. Each item has been tried, tested and tasted by a panel of experts to ensure that what lands up on subscribers’ […]
It's really difficult to describe the taste of Baobab fruit powder…it's tart, a little zesty-sour, a hint of citrus, maybe lime, a tiny touch of sweet. Anyone who's tasted it will know immediately what we mean! If you have tasted baobab powder, please do add in your own words in the comment box! We came across this […]
Last month we told you about how the Baobab tree was being featured for a whole week at the Harvest Festival in Cornwall. The Eden Project which exists to "open our eyes to the wonders of nature" reckons that "the baobab fruit is one of nature's best." They have been a given a government grant to […]
There are 8 different species of Baobab trees 6 of which are native to Madagascar, one in Africa and one in Australia. There’s a lot of controversy about where the Baobab tree originated as it’s often been assumed that Madagascar is the centre of origin because it has the most different species. This implies that […]
Margot Janse is the incredibly talented woman and Executive Chef at the award winning, Relais and Châteaux Le Quartier Français Hotel in Franschhoek. Here she shares with us a beautiful dessert photo where she uses Baobab powder in her recipe for Pear and Baobab Parfait with Verjus and Lemon Verbena. Her stimulating African inspired surprise menu changes regularly […]
The latin name, Adansonia digitata, was given to the baobab by Carl Linneaus. He named the baobab after the a French naturalist Michel Adanson. Adanson was posted to Senegal in 1749 to research the natural resources of the area. He was blown away by his first sight of a baobab describing it as "a forest […]