Topsoil and Mother Earth

The earth, together with the oceans, is probably the most precious resource on earth. It is the source of all terrestrial life and plays an important role in maintaining the balance on the planet. Soil, topsoil, humus, dirt is complex, vulnerable and rare. And yet it is increasingly threatened, especially by improper agricultural practices. Monocultures and too much fertilizer cause […]

Mangos from Spain: The season has started again!

Originally native to the forests of Pakistan, India and Burma, mango is now cultivated in most tropical regions around the globe. Thanks to an extraordinary micro-climate and fertile and living soils, our producer is also able to cultivate demanding plants in Spain. These include, among many other plants, the evergreen mango trees. Therefore we are very happy to present you […]

The ancient aromas of the forest

The equatorial rainforests are living treasure troves for various plant species. In these fascinating regions you can find the oldest fruits in the world, some of which can be dated back to the Cretaceous period (145–66 million years ago!). In these categories belong fruits like the cempedak, the durian or the jackfruit. A journey of taste into the green primeval […]

Return from Mexico!

We have a partner in Mexico with whom we have been working for a long time. This producer has his cultivation areas in a subtropical zone where there is a lot of rainfall, at an altitude of 400 to 1000 meters above sea level. He has a respectful attitude towards life in all his actions and actions. Therefore, his territory […]

Fresh Barhi dates from Iran: Let’s go!

Summer is coming to an end and this is the time when Orkos customers are particularly attentive. Because they don’t want to miss this event, which only happens once a year, for the world: the season of the much sought-after fresh Barhi dates! This Barhee date (as it is also spelled often) is still harvested yellow and firm and left […]

Truly natural beauty products: Clay and healing earths

Alumina (or medicinal/healing clay, as they are called today) has been used since ancient times – and probably much earlier! This makes it without doubt the most natural hygiene product there is. But it is certainly also the healthiest product for the care of skin and hair. Alumina has the ability to absorb the smallest impurities and odours and to […]

Mexico, the return!

In Mexico we cooperate with a producer located in a subtropical zone with a lot of rainfall, at an altitude of 400 to 100 meters. Generally very respectful of life, he prefers an amazing variety in his area, in which the wild flora and fauna mix with the plantations in a permaculture. At present there is the Sapote Mamey, whose […]

Mangos from Spain: The season starts again!

Originally native to the forests of Pakistan and Burma, mango is now cultivated in most tropical regions. Thanks to an exceptional micro-climate and fertile and lively soils, our producer is also able to grow delicious mangoes and other fruits in Spain. We are pleased to announce another year of the new season of these mangos, available from September to November, […]

Topsoil and Mother Earth

The earth, with the oceans, is probably the most precious resource on earth. It is the source of all terrestrial life and plays an important role in the regularization of the balance on the planet. Complex, vulnerable and rare, it is increasingly threatened, especially by improper agricultural practices. We believe that everyone has the power to turn the tide, to […]

Die Europäische Union erlaubt den Verkauf von Bio-Saatgut durch Landwirte!

Nach Jahren des Kampfes sind die Befürworter der Biodiversität endlich zufrieden. Von nun an können Landwirte (sofern sie über eine Bio-Zertifizierung verfügen) Saatgut aus ihrer eigenen Produktion ganz legal verkaufen. Bisher durfte nur das Saatgut legal vermarktet werden, das im offiziellen Katalog aufgeführt war. Auffällig ist, dass das meiste Saatgut, welches in diesem Katalog verzeichnet ist, von großen multinationalen Unternehmen […]