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Focus on South America

Unicorn has had a relationship with South America since the company was formed 12 years ago. Due to the global health craze phenomenon, seeds from the region have been increasingly in demand. The region has the perfect climate for seed production and can boast the production of high quality products. It is therefore a natural source of premium products that Unicorn sell – the region produces some of the highest quality chia, quinoa and sesame.

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Focus on: Chia Seeds

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a flowering plant native to Southern Mexico and Guatemala. Globally, 80% of the Chia grain seed supply is produced in Latin America countries due to the regions favourable climate, with the rest coming from Australia. However, some African countries are emerging as producers. Chia seeds are not typically grown in Europe. The seeds of the chia plant are small and speckled black, brown, white and grey with a crunchy texture and slight nutty aroma. Black chia seeds from Nicaragua are very rare. The length of the growing cycle for chia seeds varies based on location and is influenced by the height of the land, but is usually between 100 – 180 days.

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Local boy's football team SL Unicorns at the 2017 Christmas party

Happy Christmas from Sierra Leone!

Season’s greetings from our favourite football team, the SL Unicorns. A quick update and hello from the SL Unicorns, pictured here at the club’s Christmas party. Since 2012 we have been supporting local football in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with contributions toward kit and training facilities as well as sponsorship for some of the boys to attend […]

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Walking horses over sand dunes

Unicorn Sponsors Holistic Horsewoman

Unicorn Ingredients Ltd are please to advise we have sponsored a young South African girl, Cornelia Kruger, to follow her dreams and take advantage of the Deanne McCrae Memorial Scholarship for 2016, awarded through The International Society of Rider Biomechanics in Lexington Kentucky. The course has its foundations set in sport science. Mrs. McCrae was […]

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