• Newly launched in SA, the KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal natural water filter has the F&HE team drinking our two litres a day! Derived from sustainably sourced, high quality hardwood; baked in a special kiln according to the centuries-old Japanese binchōtan process; hand-cut KURO-Bō  Activated Charcoal’s effectiveness as a water purifier and mineraliser has been thoroughly tested and is South African National Accreditation System-accredited. Research has shown that it significantly reduces levels of lead, copper, mercury, iron, aluminium, manganese and all traces of chlorine from tap water, and balances the pH. Further testing has proved that it removes E. coli bacteria in only an hour. At the same time, it naturally enriches the water with beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium. After following a few simple steps, pop your piece of activated charcoal into two litres of water and it gets to work immediately, although it needs a few hours for best results.  Available online from R215 at kuro-bo.com, Faithful to Nature and Wellness Warehouse.

    KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal

    Five readers will each win two KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal sticks, worth R430. To enter, email your full name, postal address and ID number with KURO-Bō in the subject line to [email protected] by 15 March 2017.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com