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Baobab powder now available on Yuppiechef!

Baobab powder now available on Yuppiechef!

We're thrilled to let you know that through our distributors NEO TRADING baobab powder is now available on line on Yuppiechef.  So if you live in an area which doesn't have a retailer nearby which stocks baobab powder, go online and purchase from Yuppiechef. Delivery in South Africa is absolutely FREE! 

Nothing goes to waste – it all goes back to Nature!

Nothing goes to waste – it all goes back to Nature!

Absolutely nothing goes to waste when we make our baobab oil and powder.  We would potentially have three ‘waste’ products.  The first is the shell of the fruit, which is cracked open to remove the power and seed in the primary stage of processing.  The second is the seed coat, this is the very hard […]

Baobab Sorbet – make an impression!

Baobab Sorbet – make an impression!

Another delectable dish of deliciousness from the Baobab tree: Baobab Sorbet.  Next time you want to impress your dinner guests, make this easy yet sophisticated sorbet for serving between courses or even as the dessert! Click here for the recipe: http://www.ecoproducts.co.za/recipe/baobab-sorbet and share this idea with a friend you know is planning a dinner party!

Baobab oil helps with scarring

Baobab oil helps with scarring

Leigh was in a car accident a few years ago (2008) and had to have surgery to her arm afterwards.  She scars very easily and was very worried about the unsightly scars that the cut and staples might leave.  She decided to only use baobab oil on her wound and this is what it looks […]

What’s in a name: baobab

What’s in a name: baobab

Across Africa baobabs are known by many different names and we know that the fruit have been used for thousands of years. However, the first detailed botanical descriptions were made by Prospero Alpini, a 16th Century physician and botanist living in Venice who spent three years in Cairo. He first saw the fruit being sold in […]

Baobab oil: beautiful hair which shines

Baobab oil: beautiful hair which shines

A message from one of our fans recently inspired us to try out a special treatment for hair.  “I received a bottle of Baobab oil a while ago and I’m very impressed with it!  My main skin problem was redness and the oil has made a huge difference. I even use it as a hair […]

A sophisticated dessert with a Baobab twist

A sophisticated dessert with a Baobab twist

If you're looking for a reason why you might want to win a 200g tub of Baobab powder, here 's something light yet impressively interesting for dessert for your next dinner party.  Try this simple and intriguing dessert idea: Passionfruit & Baobab sorbet delightfully served in grenadilla pods. Click here for the easy recipe: http://www.ecoproducts.co.za/recipe/baobab-and-granadilla-sorbet and don't forget to enter Faithful-to Nature's […]

Baobabs in Cornwall: the Eden Project

Baobabs in Cornwall: the Eden Project

Who would have thought there would be a whole week devoted to the Baobab tree in Cornwall, England? But it’s true! The Eden Project, a wonderful organisation devoted to supporting transformative social and environmental enterprises is hosting a Harvest Festival in Cornwall. http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/whats-on/other-activities/harvest-food-festival-in-cornwall “Baobab Week” is from the 8th – 13th October. They even have […]

The real truth about water in baobab trees

The real truth about water in baobab trees

  There’s a bit of a myth out there that you can tap water out of a baobab which is illustrated by this delightful cartoon. The truth is that a freshly felled baobab trunk weighs about 850kg per cubic meter.  Once dried out, it weighs 200kg per cubic meter.  This means that baobabs are able […]

Better Brekkie Baobab

Better Brekkie Baobab

PhytoTrade Africa have teamed with British Better Breakfast to promote Baobab Fruit powder. Have a look at what they say about why Baobab Superfruit powder is a great addition to your breakfast!   http://betterbrekkie.com/why-baobab-is-good-for-you/  

Baobab fruit powder: a jamboree!

Baobab fruit powder: a jamboree!

Last week when the Venda women came to visit the EcoProducts factory, we decided to do something deliciously fun in the afternoon! I taught them how to make baobab jam and they each went home with a jar that we had made that day.  The idea is for them to make it themselves at home […]

Look honey! I shrunk the baobab tree!

Look honey! I shrunk the baobab tree!

I  have never quite understood the appeal of bonsai, so I decided to see for myself what it was all about.  I visited Lampies Schoeman who has about 100 trees, surely one of the largest collection of baobab bonsai in the world!  He has grown and created most of his bonsai himself over the last […]

where do you go with the baobab fruit?

where do you go with the baobab fruit?

Last week while on a photo shoot in Venda,  the harvesters asked me where I went with all the baobab fruit I buy from them.  So I said, why don’t you come and see?  We worked out the taxi money from Venda and back and set a date for the following Thursday.   The women […]

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Making movies starring the baobab trees!

Last week, Terre Dáfrique founder and owner Stephan Helary and camera man Greg Cameron came to visit Venda. They filmed the activities in the EcoProducts factory on Friday morning and then we went through to the Big Tree in Venda. Here they are at the Big Tree, Stephan standing and Greg being creative. The next […]

EcoProducts and Natural Medicine Magazine

EcoProducts and Natural Medicine Magazine

The contributing authors of Natural Medicine are professionals and experts in their fields, but don't get paid for their article contributions. Instead, they are given gifts of a variety of health and wellness products. EcoProducts is delighted to be a contributor and we hope the authors enjoy their gift of Baobab oil!

Baobab in Healthbox SA

Baobab in Healthbox SA

We think this 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’ doorsteps are the latest, trusted and best-for-you products […]

We’d like you to meet Terres D’afrique

We’d like you to meet Terres D’afrique

They've created a beautiful range based on African botanicals.  Their range is about a passion for nature, for Africa, for travelling the continent and exploring and discovering new plants, places and people. Their products are the result of a yearning to know and understand the full impact of what the African plant kingdom has to offer. […]

TAMBANI: African Embroidery

TAMBANI: African Embroidery

Last week, you met Sani Madau one of the Venda women who does embroidery to supplement her income.  Now I want to introduce you to the lady who makes it possible – Ina Le Roux.  She has created a wonderful business supporting rural Venda women who embroider such beautiful work. Read her absolutely heartwarming story […]

we all need a livelihood strategy: what’s yours?

we all need a livelihood strategy: what’s yours?

This is Sani Mudau. When I was visiting the village last week she was busy with an embroidery while she was waiting for her turn to be paid for the fruit she had collected. Since it's Women's Day today I thought I would celebrate the local Venda women. Many rural women have something called a […]

The hidden benefits of baobab oil and fruit powder

The hidden benefits of baobab oil and fruit powder

Annie Nenzhelele has been collecting baobab fruit for EcoProducts for a few years now.  Last week when I was visiting her village she said that she has been using the money she has earned for building her house.  She took me into her house to show me the bags of cement she  had bought to […]

Calling the community

Calling the community

I was visiting a village in Venda the other day and needed to talk to the community about when I would be collecting baobab fruit.  During the day people are scattered and busy with other chores so it’s difficult to get to speak to everybody at the same time.  The headman’s wife was so excited […]