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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 […]

African Chef scoops awards with Baobab Chilli Jam!

African Chef scoops awards with Baobab Chilli Jam!

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!

Honey for Sugar

Honey for Sugar

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 […]

EcoProducts is Awarded Bioprospecting Permit

EcoProducts is Awarded Bioprospecting Permit

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, […]

EcoProducts: we’re in the Healthbox SA

EcoProducts: we’re in the Healthbox SA

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’ […]

What does Baobab Superfruit taste like?

What does Baobab Superfruit taste like?

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 […]

The Baobab – on British TV thanks to the Eden Project

The Baobab – on British TV thanks to the Eden Project

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The African Chef loves baobab!

The African Chef loves baobab!

Apart from Malcolm Riley's company The African Chef being the first to launch baobab fruit into the UK market, it also supports wildlife conservation with a percentage of all sales going towards the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund. Malcolm, came across baobab products at the Mthanjara Women’s Co-operative, whilst visiting his native Zambia. Baobab jam was being […]

Baobab Fruitfulness

Baobab Fruitfulness

How old were your parents when you were born?  Not as old as the Baobab tree has to be before it's capable of bearing fruit. It can take a Baobab tree up to 200 years before it produces its first green-brown velvety pod-shaped fruit.  January is when Baobabs start to fruit and fruit production is highly variable between […]

Venda kids and baobab fruit

Venda kids and baobab fruit

Last week I went on a field trip to Northern Venda to research fruit production. I took this great photo of some Venda kids under one of the trees I was measuring. Kids in Venda eat a lot of baobab fruit and the calcium helps their bones grow strong. The high Vitamin C content also […]