Baobab Fruit Powder - Organic
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Baobab also known as 'The Tree of Life' is an extraordinary African tree. It can live as long as
5000 years and the trunk can reach up to 82 feet in circumference. Baobab is often called the 'upside down
tree' as its branches look like roots.
The baobab fruit looks like a large velvety-green coconut. Inside are large seeds, coated with powder that has a
tangy taste of caramel pear with a hint of grapefruit. This precious natural powder has an array of nutrients and
Raw organic baobab fruit is highly nutritious and rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C,
Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Manganese, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, protein and dietary fiber (soluble and
insoluble). And with an ORAC value of 1,400 per gram, Baobab Fruit Powder exceeds the ORAC values of many other
popular super fruits.
Ounce for ounce, baobab fruit contains six times the Vitamin C found in oranges, three times the iron found in
spinach, three times the antioxidants found in blueberries, three times the calcium found in milk, and six times
the potassium of bananas. Baobab fruit also contains all 8 essential amino acids and is rich in pectins,
triterpenoids beta-sitosterol, beta-amyrin palmitate, alpha-amyrin palmitate, sterols, saponins, triterpenes &
Baobab fruit is known for its high content of Vitamin C; in particular, 100 grams of pulp contain up to 300 mg
of vitamin C. Vitamin C has been used to combat scurvy, a syndrome occurring in humans whose diet is deficient
in fresh fruit and vegetables, and protects against free radicals, because it is the most effective antioxidant
in hydrophilic compartments. Additionally it contributes to several metabolic processes including collagen
biosynthesis in connective tissue, neurotransmitter support, and in the steroidal hormones synthesis. It also
increases the calcium absorption and iron bio-availability, and it is related to the prevention of many
degenerative diseases (cataract formation, cardiovascular risks, arteriosclerosis).
Today, dietary fiber has gained increased importance as a component of the diet, for its capability to
influence multiple aspects of the digestive tract. Baobab fruit powder is very high in dietary fiber which can
be associated with a reduction of the risk of cellular mutation and other problems in the digestive tract, and
in particular, the rectal colon tract.
The optimal level of dietary fiber consumption has not yet been defined, but it is generally accepted that
fiber is fundamental in the composition of an healthy and balanced diet. Consumption of fiber rich foods also
reduces constipation and weight gain. Baobab fruit pulp powder provides soluble and insoluble fibers, with an
amount of about 50 grams/100 grams of powder. The insoluble fibers are not absorbed by the intestine and are
useful for relieving constipation and to create a feeling of satiety.
The fruit also contains other essential vitamins, such are riboflavin (vitamin B2), necessary for growth and to
maintain the integrity of nervous fibers, skin and eyes, as well as niacin (vitamin PP or B3) which is
important for the regulation of several metabolic processes. The fruit contributes to the supply of other
important dietary nutrients, including minerals and essential fatty acids. 100 grams of powder contains 293 mg
of calcium, 2.31 mg of potassium, 96-118 mg of phosphorus, and α-linolenic acid (27 µg of acid per gram of
product expressed in dry weight).
The Baobab fruit pulp shows interesting properties in the stimulation of the intestinal microflora growth.
Studies carried out in Research Centers have shown that the hydrosoluble fraction of the fruit pulp has a
stimulating effects on the proliferation of Bifidobacteria. In fact, soluble dietary fibers, like those
contained in the pulp (about 25%), are known to have prebiotics effects stimulating the growth and/or the
metabolic activity of beneficial organisms.
According to the International Centre for Underutilized Crops at the University of Southhampton, the baobab is
'a fruit of the future' because of its amazing nutritional benefits.
Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Baobab Fruit Powder may include:
● Strong anti-oxidant with an ORAC value of 1,400 per gram
● Antibacterial & anti-fungal properties
● Source of soluble fibers with prebiotic activity
● Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic activity
● Increasing calcium absorption
● Anti-diarrhea, anti-dysentery activity
● Helping to fend off free radical damage
● Excellent source of many micro nutrients
● Natural & excipient
● Reducing constipation
● Supporting healthy cholesterol levels
● Relieving stomach aches
● Rich in triterpenoids beta-sitosterol, beta-amyrin palmitate, alpha-amyrin palmitate & ursolic acids
How Does It Taste?
It's a little difficult to put a taste into words, but, Baobab powder has a pleasant tangy but slightly
sweet citrus flavour. It reminds many of sherbert. It makes a fruit juice more interesting and many have found
that it really complements the taste of orange juice extremely well. You may grow to prefer your
orange juice with a teaspoon or two of Baobab in it from now on!
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata L.
Origin: Malawi - Certified Organic - Wildcrafted
Price: $ 29.99 Packaged in our standard
re-sealable One Pound Pouch
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