Sahara Foods is a family-run business which has been in operation for over 24 years. We are passionate about providing products that are of excellent quality and that meet the needs of our customers.


Sahara Foods is a family-run business which has been in operation for over 24 years. It was first established under the name Vegmate in 1996, and in 2004 its name was changed to Sahara Foods.



We are committed to providing quality, service and innovation, ensuring that our customers’ requirements are met timeously.


Our product offering caters to a range of clients, from the housewife to the fine-dining industry, and is constantly evolving to meet the demands of our customers.







“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

Bacteria, Funguses & Parasites

Garlic can be used as an antibiotic to treat bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, such as tapeworm and cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.

Blood Sugar

Ginger can lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors, especially in people with Type 2 diabetes.


Garlic can reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol in those who have high cholesterol.


Ginger has been known to speed up the emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for those who experience indigestion and related stomach discomfort.


Garlic is low in calories but rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. It also contains trace amounts of a vast array of other nutrients.

Bacteria & Viruses

Ginger can help lower the risk of infection and inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria as well as certain viruses.

Blood Pressure

High doses of garlic can improve blood pressure for those with hypertension.


Ginger can lower cholesterol levels and has been known to lead to significant reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol.


Ginger has the ability to influence weight loss. This ability could be related to specific mechanisms, such as it’s potential to help increase the number of calories burned or reduce inflammation.

Immune System

Garlic can boost the function of the immune system and help to prevent and reduce the severity of illnesses like influenza and the common cold.


Ginger has been known to reduce pain and disability related to osteoarthritis as well as menstrual pain.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia

Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and ageing. It, therefore, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Brain Function

Antioxidants and bioactive compounds in ginger can inhibit oxidative stress and inflammatory responses that occur in the brain, which are believed to be among the key drivers of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline.


At high doses, the Sulphur compounds in garlic have shown to protect against organ damage from heavy metal toxicity.


Ginger can help relieve nausea related to morning sickness, chemotherapy and surgery.


The invigorating properties of garlic protect the skin from the effect of free radicals and slow down the depletion of collagen, which leads to loss of elasticity in ageing skin.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

CHEESY GARLIC BREADWritten by The Cozy CookThis cheesy garlic bread is loaded with two kinds of cheese and has secret ingredients that put it above the other garlic bread recipes out there!prep time: 5 MINUTES cook time: 13 MINUTES total time: 18 MINUTES serves: 8...

Garlic Parmesan Baked Wings

Garlic Parmesan Baked Wings

PARMESAN GARLIC BAKED WINGSWritten by Evolving TableParmesan Garlic Chicken Wings are baked in the oven until the skin is perfectly crunchy and crispy.  A sauce of lemon juice, oil and a bit of cornstarch are the secret ingredients for an ultra crispy gluten-free...

Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

Lemon Ginger Detoxifying SmoothieWritten by Nutrition in the KitchThis delicious and easy Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie is dairy free, gluten free, and plant-based. It's loaded with fresh lemon that naturally helps to boost the body's detoxifying abilities and it...

High-quality ingredients

At Sahara Foods, we use some of the finest locally produced garlic, ginger, chilli, and other ingredients. We don’t compromise on quality but ensure that you get what you pay for in terms of flavour, versatility and shelf-life.

Sahara Foods Stockists

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Unit 7, Verulam Industrial Park,

2 Mission Road,

Missionland, Verulam

Contact us

083 468 1335 or 082 565 3179

032 541 6113 / 5 / 7


Open Hours

M-T: 8am - 5pm

F: 8am - 4pm

S-S: Closed


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