Natural Ingredients

South Africa’s rich biodiversity and growing conditions makes it a highly viable origin for natural ingredients, with unique opportunities in international markets.

Botanicals (medicinal/aromatic plants and extracts) have strong potential in Europe and North America.
Vegetable oils have potential as ingredients in cosmetics and food supplements; essential oils have opportunities in cosmetic and health ingredients; and some products have potential in all three sub-sectors - food, health and cosmetics.