Organic Baobab Fruit Powder
A unique fruit that does so many good things for our health also deserves a unique name: baobab. You may not have heard of it—or at least, not yet—but if you take eating healthy and trying to live a long, full life seriously, you should look into buying organic baobab more closely.
What is it?
It is a large fruit—almost as big as a coconut—that grows on large and imposing “upside-down looking trees” in Africa. It has a hard outer shell and a naturally dehydrated pulp. Yes, the pulp dries up while it’s still inside the shell and it is this same pulp that people eat and that tastes like a citrusy sherbet. The fruit is heavy, about three pounds, and it is “heavy” when it comes to nutrients too.
Its history as a food and medicine to the African natives is long. They eat the fruit to treat afflictions like fever, gastrointestinal problems, malaria among others. It tastes great, too. When the fruit is mixed with water, it tastes somewhat like lemonade.
Baobab seeds on the other hand have a taste akin to cream of tartar and when meals are scarce, these are pounded and used as a food source.
Aside from food and medicinal purposes, Africans consider the tree an important source of timber and hollowed out trunks are often used as shelter, water reservoirs, storage of grains, meeting place and even as a burial site. The bark is used as raw material to make as clothing, sacks, fishnets, cords and when grounded, can also be utilized as flavoring for food. The tree’s leaves are eaten as a vegetable (and used as leavening) which can also be used as animal fed. No wonder Africans regard baobab as a sacred tree!
It is only very recently that countries like the UK and US are beginning to know this great fruit. Scientific studies on the nutritional content and the possible health benefits of baobab are slowly emerging and the results are very positive.
It has been found that organic baobab has six times more antioxidants than blueberries, ten times more Vitamin C than oranges and six times more potassium than bananas. It offers twice the calcium of milk and more magnesium than coconut water. This nutritional density can rarely be found all at once in just a single fruit.
What can these vitamins and minerals do for you? A lot. For one, Vitamin C slows down the signs of ageing like wrinkles, neutralize free radicals in the body, support weight loss and reduce glycemic response.
Baobab supports heart health and is particularly good against varicose veins. It helps in keeping the veins strong and boosts the body’s circulation. Baobab will also help the body get rid of metabolic wastes and other toxins and keep your liver healthy.
You may have trouble finding baobab as it’s a relatively new superfood. Impact Foods is proud to say we can offer high quality organic baobab powder.
Take advantage of baobab powder health benefits—use it as sprinkle to your breakfast cereal, porridge, smoothies and baked goodies for that extra nutrition we all need.