Social Goodness


Adaptogenic ingredients and their benefits

Our fastest-growing, disease-causing dilemma, is probably stress and anxiety and this is where adaptogens are playing an increasingly important role. It may cause you to take a more informed sip of your next cup of rooibos tea. Could it be even more beneficial than just a relaxing cuppa? What exactly are adaptogens? Simply said, adaptogens…

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Sial Paris

Feedback from SIAL Paris

It is always inspiring to attend SIAL Paris, especially for its insights and research on worldwide consumer behaviour and expectations, food trends and new food concepts. This year was of particular interest in terms of the industry’s transitions and key issues emerging post-COVID. (Most exciting is when you realise that your company is on trend…

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Immune boosting Rooibos teas

Rooibos is probably most known for its high antioxidant levels, which brings us all year-round health benefits but especially so in winter when our immune systems need that extra boost. What exactly are antioxidants? Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system. They do so by protecting cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When…

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Ingredients that assist with the side effects of cancer treatments

Some of the most shattering words we can hear in life are probably “You have cancer”. Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation may save your life but they are also known to cause side effects that range from mild to severe symptoms of, amongst others, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, cataracts, diarrhea, memory and/or…

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Carmién Tea expands their offering to Thailand

Central Food Retail Company Limited (CFR) is the largest supermarket chain in Thailand operating since 1996, and is one of the business units under Central Group operating supermarkets in six different formats. The company seeks only the freshest of both local and international products sourced from the World’s best origin to be the No.1 in…

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Deluxe nutty wholewheat rusks

There is no better way to unwind than taking a moment to sit down for a good cup of rooibos and enjoy it with a nutty rusk that you can dunk into it. Carmién Tea is known for their innovative tea blends and quite new in the range is their Calm rooibos tea – a…

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Rooibos – more than just a cup of tea

If you are still enjoying Rooibos only as a tea, it is time to meet the expansive world of Rooibos-derived products. Highly beneficial, a superfood backed by science, and ever–growing in its many uses ranging from wellness to cosmetics, to foods, to wine and other alcoholic beverages. Rooibos leaves, stems and powder (dust) are used as…

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Trends in the private label retail market

Private label sales have been steadily moving upward since 2016. In fact, it showed its highest growth during lockdown which begs the question as to why it has been gaining such continued momentum in the retail market. Financial challenges resulting from the pandemic have led to consumers consciously seeking the best value for their money.…

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Private Label Offering

The growing demand for private label in South Africa reflects the trust that has been built with customers in favour of private label. At the same time, the demand for private label rooibos blends corresponds with the increasing awareness of rooibos tea and its multiple health benefits, plus a greater prioritization of self-care and healthy…

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Coco Pine

NEW Coco Pine Cold Brew Rooibos Tea

Who would have thought that we would ever think of cold tea as a great alternative to our much-loved hot cuppa? The cold brew trend swayed coffee lovers but did it really influence tea drinkers? One would naturally think that a cold brew tea range would find great favour in our hot South African climate…

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