For more than a decade Biomega delivers oils and baobab products to Europe, which are produced by our partners mainly in Africa.
We are focused on ethically and sustainably harvesting in long term partnerships with rural communities and an open, social and fair partnership with our local producers. Our products are organically certified (EU, NOP), wild collected and in a natural state. The supply chain is strictly monitored and all our products meet the international standards and regulations. Naturally our food and cosmetic ingredients are comply with vegan, vegetarian and raw food standards.
By working closely with our customers, suppliers and producers we are able to constantly advance products, prices and quality according to your requirements.
Who we are
Dipl.-Ing. Martin A. Späth (founder) and a few engaged food science engineers have the mission to ease conditions of life in the poorest regions of western Africa by producing special commodities for the food and cosmetic sectors in Europa, Asia and America.
For our clients we offer customized products and solutions for their needs and requirements. We provide professional advisory service concerning questions of food regulatory, technical details and marketing.
Our longtime experiences in foodstuff and cosmetics allow us to produce high quality products by working closely, directly and co-operative with the rural communities and our partner companies.
We are focused on
Wild and sustainable harvesting of community-owned trees,
Support in harvesting and production,
Fair prices and social responsibility,
Sustainable action and transparency,
Trainings and further education of our partners’ staff,
Purity, naturalness and traceability of the products,
Organic certified (EU, NOP) products,
Novel food approved products.
We combines African traditions with European standards. Our products are suitable for use in a wide variety of food, beverage, nutritional and cosmetic products.
Baobab Fruit Pulp
Baobab Oil and Press cake
Baobab Red Funicles
More Baobab: Seeds, pots, extracts, formulations...
AS WELL AS DIFFERENT AFRICAN ORGANIC OILS.
Contact us for more details, specifications and analysis.
Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91. Please download the certificates here.
"The purpose of the Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance is to improve farmers', producers' and workers' quality of life through the practice of fair trade and sustainable community development. Fair Trade is a market-based approach where trade meets social responsibility. FairTSA connects producers' quality products to a global network of ethically-minded buyers."Dr Winfried Fuchshofen (Director). Discover FairTSA. Biomega's main supplier is already certified.
Mit dem Codexkapitel „Biokosmetik“ im öster-reichischen Lebensmittel-buch nimmt Österreich eine wichtige Vorreiterrolle im EU Raum ein und bietet erstmals einen gesetzlichen Rahmen für Produktion und Kennzeichnung für Biokos-metika (Text Homepage Austria Bio Garantie GmbH).
Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of kashrut (Jewish dietary law).
Grow your own
Pre-treatment of the seeds is necessary in order to obtain fast and even germination:
- Cut seed coats with a knife.
- And/Or boil seeds for 5 min. in water.
- Soak the seeds in water for 3 days.
- Mix 3 parts of soil with 1 part sand and 1 part compost.
- Sow 1 to 2 seeds in a 20 cm pot.
- Water seeds every other day.
- Germination begins after 8 days.
When 2-3 pairs of leaves have grown, seedlings are ready for planting out.
Please note: Baobabs are not winterproof (< 12 °C)
Please find herewith a video
by Heike Pander (www.baobabstsories.com)
Is it a special problem for Baobabs?
Last summer the journal Nature Plants talk about the death of a few very old Baobab trees in southern Africa.
This article makes a speculative link between the death a few very old baobab trees in southern Africa and climate change. Unfortunately this article is often false interpreted. It gives the impression that Baobabs as a whole are threatened.
It is always saddened to hear that old individual trees, like this 5 Baobabs, have collapsed or died, but it should not be interpreted to mean that Baobabs as a whole are endangered.
Baobabs are highly adaptable and widespread trees that occurs in a range of different habitats and climatic zones across the continent. Several studies have concluded that baobab populations are healthy. Baobab trees cover the savannas and drier regions of Africa and, contrary to oaks, they are not listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Of course climate change is real and has negative impacts around the world but this does not in itself imply that the Baobab population in Africa is under threat. Like all vegetation worldwide the trees are potentially threatened by climate change. However, the threat is no lesser or greater than for other trees.
Climate change has negative impacts for the humans too. The best way to protect rural people and African trees is to give the communities economic incentives by creating jobs and buying their harvests. Then a sustainable management and a long term conservation of the trees is assured.
Conclusion: The Baobab population is healthy and sustainable. The consum of Baobab fruits is the most important way to protect the trees.