The company has developed expertise in wild harvesting protocols, rural community supply chains, track and trace systems and baobab fruit processing technology. EcoProducts is one of the first companies in the bio-trade sector in South Africa to gain organic status and to comply with national bio-prospecting legislation.
ECOProducts Baobab Oil & Powder buys baobab fruit from rural communities. The fruit is then processed in their factory to extract baobab powder and baobab oil which is cold pressed from the seeds. EcoProducts vision is to make a meaningful contribution to the livelihoods of rural people and to the conservation of baobab trees.
Baobab oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, which helps regenerate skin cells and absorbs quickly without clogging pores. It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized. Baobab oil contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids which contribute towards maintaining a healthy skin.
Baobab oil is an excellent healing oil, helping to alleviate itchiness and dryness associated with:
Baobab fruit are super fruit! The baobab fruit powder is eaten to boost health and vitality. The powder can be used as a superfood supplement and is easily mixed into smoothies, green juices, breakfast cereals as well as being used as an ingredient in a variety of recipes.
The baobab fruit is one of the few fruits to dry out completely while still on the tree. The pods are only harvested when they fall to the ground and they only fall when they are completely dried out.
This means that the powder requires minimal handling and processing so it retains all its nutritional qualities. The powder is separated from the seeds (which are pressed to get Baobab oil) and then sieve it to give it the wonderfully fine, silky textured powder which mixes easily into foods and drinks that EcoProducts has become known for.