Baobab: The Tree of Life
Baobab is a highly unique and natural dry super-fruit that grows across many parts of Africa. The Baobab tree is one of the oldest trees in the world, one having said to be carbon dated as 4,500 years old. In African culture it is known as ‘The tree of life‘ because of its many health properties. In many African folk tales it can be referred to as the upside down tree, because its branches look like roots.
Baobabs come in many wierd and wonderful shapes and sizes. They live deep in tradition and culture representing strength, wisdom & resilience. And if you have stil not heard of them, well it was also Home to Rafiki, the wise old monkey in Disney’s lion King – every family’s favourite!
The Baobab fruit has been enjoyed throughout the millennia for its health and unique sherbety taste. Baobab packs a mouthful of flavours as vibrant as the African culture itself. Our African forefathers, and many sub-cultures to this day, believe the fruit is rich in goodness and can settle the stomach, relieve diarrhoea and constipation, and give energy and strength.
Western medicine/research is just catching up. Specifically taken by young children, pregnant women and the elderly for these many health benefits, it has also formed part of the natural diet. In The Gambia no party, wedding or baby naming ceremony is truly a celebration without it!
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- Baobab fruit is very high in vitamin C.
- Baobab contains magnesium, potassium and B-complex vitamins.
- Baoabb is a natural source of calcium.
- Baobab powder is uniquely high in dietary fibres.
- Baobab has prebiotic properties
- Baobab is low on the GI index.
- Baobab powder is an excellent antioxidant.
Baobab Powder: How To Use
- Boost the taste and health as a great addition to smoothies
- Sprinkle or mix a table spoon of Baobab powder into your porridge
- Finish your bowl of yogurt or fruit bow, with a table spoon of baobab.
- Mix a spoonful of baobab powder into a glass of milk, water or juice.
- Experiment in baking or sprinkling onto your summer salads
- Boost your deserts such as lemon tart or cheese cake
- Enjoy in the summer mixed and frozen into lollies or ice creams
– Grows in dry arrid landscapes
– Examples of 4,500 Years Old
– Called ‘The Tree of Life’
– or ‘Upside Down Tree’
– Queen of the superfruits
– Iconic African shapes
– Fruits, leaves, roots, bark
– Multivitamins & Minerals
– Vitamin C, Antioxidants
– Potassium, Magnessium
– Calcium & Iron
– Drys naturally on the tree
– Tree, Pod, Powder, Juice
– Sweet cherbety zing!
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