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The Multifunctional and Magnificent Coconut!

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.                                                                                                     -Dustin Hoffman A fruit, a nut, and seed! Rough on the outside and tender on the inside, the coconut, including the whole palm is known for its versatility of uses ranging from organic beauty products and delicious healthy dishes to sustainable brooms and brushes. It’s rich in nutrients preventing certain diseases, benefiting the skin in many ways and also the fact that it is biodegradable makes healthy for our homes as well. Moreover, the best part of growing them is that they don’t require pesticides or herbicides, and can be harvested by hand.So, let’s show some respect for this amazing tropical crop and check out some...

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The Goodness of Bees - Nature’s Hardest Worker

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”                                                                                             - Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee   Key players of our ecosystem, bees play a significant role in the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables, and other species. A world without bees would mean a world without food sources, and the co-existence of different species. So forget about having broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries cherries and even meat or dairy on your table! And it’s not only food, but honey bees also play a significant role in the pollination of other important crops such as cotton and flax and several valuable non-food products, such...

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Mörk Artisan Hot Chocolate

The latest addition to the Pookipoiga team are Melbourne-based artisan chocolatiers Mörk. Mörk were inspired by Melbourne's world class coffee scene and had the vision to bring artesian specialty chocolate into the mix.Not only is Mörk chocolate delightfully delicious - but it has a truly fantastic ethos behind it.   All Mörk ingredients are 100% traceable. Mork has chosen not to display their Fair Trade or Organic certifications, as whilst they are both important concepts, universal regulation of these certifications is tricky and unfortunately the logo is not always enough to guarantee ethical production and quality. It can be a bit confusing for consumers wanting to make informed choices! Mörk trace their ingredients every step of the way to ensure...

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