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Birgitta Holenstein

Birgitta Holenstein

I am a Switzerland-born producer of holistic nature products and journalist, living in Mauritius since 15 years. Having lived in exotic places around the world, such as Tahiti, New Zealand and Hawaii, I am especially interested in islands, their fascinating nature and plant life. As a result, I constantly cook up stories from the neighbourhood as well as inspired recipes from all that great stuff growing in my bio-garden.
There is certainly much more than just sea, sand and sun to be found in Mauritius.    Reflecting a spectacular nature beauty, some truly unique plants once grew all over this tiny island in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean. In fact, due to its isolated location, most plants that grew on Mauritius were endemic and rare. Alas, they were of little value to the conquerors and soon vastly replaced by edible and cultivated species from all over the world. So today, they are rare gems and need to be protected.   The slaves and labourers on the island knew...
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