Baobab fruit powder is a delicious and healthy African superfood. It obtained naturally from the dried pulp of the hard-shelled baobab fruit and it is not refined or processed with any chemicals. These fruit drop to the ground when they are ready to be harvested and are collected by rural communities living near these gorgeous trees.
Baobab powder has a gentle flavour that is both slightly sweet and slightly sour. It is easy to add to other flavours without compromising them. It is an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals and prebiotic fibre and provides more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk and more antioxidants than berries. It also provides good levels of magnesium, potassium and B vitamins and all of this nutrition comes in a digestible form that is easy to absorb.
The minerals calcium and magnesium need to be taken in a balance of 2:1 for proper absorption. If this balance is off then these minerals will compete for absorption and lead to a deficiency of one or the other. In baobab powder the balance of minerals in just as nature intended it which allows them to be absorbed and utilised efficiently.
Baobab powder is a great source of prebiotic fibre which keeps the health of the gut flora intact, reduces constipation, lowers cholesterol and boosts immunity. The health of the gut flora is so essential to immunity, vitamin production and proper digestion and elimination.
Baobab powder can be enjoyed added to cereals, porridge, smoothies, fresh juice, yogurt, desserts, baked goods, and many other meals.
Try this delicious baobab smoothie recipe:
• 200ml water
• 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
• 1 frozen banana
• 200g blueberries
• 20g baobab powder
• 2 tsp chia seeds
• Blend and enjoy!