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Healthy delights from Tanzania meet world-class quality Part 2

If you are a smart foodie in Africa, you may understand why I went potty over Irente Delis’ whole oat bars in Dar-es Salaam, and have to broadcast it in this second series of natural goodies available in Tanzania. See part one here.

The organic, nutritionally-dense bars are unique to the region, and made up of East African earthy goodness: local peanuts, baobab flour, fresh coconuts, bananas and dates, created by Austrian Johanna Omere. Read more

Tanzania is a mine for sustainable, natural products: Part One

My first impressions of Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania were of poor infrastructure, crazy traffic, noise and overall chaos.

Nairobi, my hometown, seemed like a sophisticated, calm city in comparison.

But when it comes to organic/natural foods and body care products, Tanzania is clearly the East African leader with its food capital in Dar-es Salaam. I continue to be surprised at discovering how progressive and dynamic it is in this field. Read more

The difference between essences, extracts and bean pods

Ditch the essences. They are most likely artificial with vague and suspicious-sounding ingredients like monopropylene glycol and flavourings.

Get the real stuff like Kilimanjaro Vanilla and Mbeya Cacao extracts made by Natural Extracts Industries Ltd, a socially conscious business in Tanzania.

I am impressed at how their flavours elevate the quality of my treats and to help us make better purchase decisions, I went deeper into extracts and pods with the company’s co-founder Juan Guardardo. Read more