The iconic Baobab tree – also known as the “upside-down tree” and “The Tree of Life” – is abundant in the southern African bush. Indigenous peoples have eaten its fruit for centuries for its many nutritional properties. It contains over six times more Vitamin C than oranges and twice as much calcium as milk. It is also high in anti-oxidants, iron and potassium and was traditionally used by sailors to stave off scurvy.
Baobab ORAC Value
The Baobab ORAC Value is 24,000 u mol TE/100g which is just slightly more than dried Goji Berries at 23,000 umol TE/100g.
Inside the hard shell are seeds, which are coated with whitish powder, which is the fruit pulp. The white globules seen in the following photograph are the pulp with a dark seed inside. The globules are surrounded by red fibers, whcih are very high in certain nutrients.
Baobab products are produced by mechanically separating the seeds and red fibers from the baobab fruit pulp. The dried baobab fruit pulp, which is what we are selling, is used as a nutritional supplement .
The seed or seed and red fibers are used to make an extract oil, which is very good for dry skin.
The accompanying photograph shows baobab powder, a seed, a globule of pulp and a seed, and red fibers. Note that the pulp is
dried naturally on the tree, resulting a ready to consume powder containing typically 8-12 % water.
Serving Suggestions: The powder is easily soluble in water. It has an acidic, almost citrusy taste.
Just add a spoonful to your favourite raw desserts, bars or smoothies.
Like lucuma, it can also be used as a non-dairy creamer giving 'mouth feel' for 'hot' chocolate and other recipes.
Product of Senegal