The seed oil from the Kalahari melon is fast becoming one of Africa’s top selling beauty secrets. Despite growing in one of the driest places on Earth, it is the original ancestor of the watermelon, adept at gathering and preserving moisture in a harsh environment. In this episode from his series on African Crops For the Future, Gus (the African Plant Hunter) explores some of the skincare properties of this remarkable plant, and shows why he thinks it has potential as an underutilised crop for African farmers. To see some of Gus’ other work on underutilised plants, check out:

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