Organic Baobab Powder

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What is Baobab (Bay - Oh - Bab) Powder?

Baobab powder is made from the baobab fruit which grows on the baobab tree. The baobab tree is one...

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What is Baobab (Bay - Oh - Bab) Powder?

Baobab powder is made from the baobab fruit which grows on the baobab tree. The baobab tree is one of the largest trees in the world that’s native to Madagascar and often referred to as the "Tree Of Life". Its leaves, bark, roots, fruit and seeds have all been harnessed for generations, either as a valuable source of food or as a traditional medicine.

Some baobab trees are estimated to be between 5000 and 6000 years old. Pollinated by fruit bats, the baobab tree produces the baobab fruit, which possess contents of a velvety smooth skin containing a soft, white, powdery pulp and kidney shaped seeds.

When the baobab fruit is harvested, the hard outer shell of the fruit is cracked open and the contents are removed. The seeds are then separated from the fibrous material and mesocarp. This is screened to remove further unwanted fibrous and flaky material, leaving a fine powder. Finally, the food grade powder is milled and packaged.

The baobab fruit is considered rich in nutrients, it is often referred to as the ‘King of Super Fruits.’ It is also incredibly unique, because unlike most other fruit, the green, coconut-sized baobab fruit dries naturally on its own branches before harvesting.

This raw and organic baobab powder is dried and processed at low temperatures in order to preserve an optimal number of its naturally occurring nutrients.

Baobab Powder Benefits 

  • Contains dietary fibre.
  • It is gluten and lactose free.
  • Is certified organic by "Organic Farmers & Growers"
  • Is totally pure and free from added fillers.
  • Is suitable for those following a vegetarian, vegan or rawfood diet.

How To Use Baobab Powder 

Try baobab powder in your favourite smoothies or they make a very nice addition to raw dessert recipes (such as the baobab and berry tart recipe below) or sprinkle over fresh fruit, for a deliciously sweet surprise!  

Baobab Powder Recipes - Baobab and Berry Tart

Ingredients

For the base: 

- 1 cup of almonds

- 1/2 a cup of dates

- A pinch of Himalayan pink salt

For the filling:

- 1 cup of fresh blueberries (or other berries of your choice)

- 2 tbsp. of coconut oil (gently melted)

- 2 tbsp. of coconut palm sugar

- 3 tsp. of baobab powder

- 1 tsp. of purple corn extract

- 1/2 a cup of cashew nuts (pre-soaked for 3-4 hours)

- 1-2 tsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preparation

To prepare the base, first place the almonds into a blender and process into a fine crumb. Add in the pink Himalayan salt and dates and blend until nice and gooey. Now gently press the mixture into individual 10 cm cake tins.

To make the fruit filling, simply pop all of the ingredients into your blender and process until thick and creamy.

Finally, carefully spoon the fruit mixture into the base, top with fresh blueberries or other berries of your choice, and place into the fridge to set for 1-2 hours before serving. Delicious!

Baobab Powder Facts

  • Baobab powder comes from the fruit of the baobab tree, which is also known as the ‘boab’, ‘boaboa’, ‘tabaldi’, ‘bottle tree’, or ‘upside down tree’.
  • The baobab tree is also called the ‘monkey bread tree’ as its delicious fruit is also a favourite with baboons.
  • The fruit of the baobab tree is often referred to as the ‘King of Super Fruits'.
  • Indigenous people have been using the leaves, bark, roots, fruit and seeds of the baobab as a source of food and traditional medicine for centuries.
  • The baobab tree can store up to 120,000 litres of rainwater in its trunk, providing a valuable source of water for locals during the dry season.
  • Many consider the baobab tree to be scared and believe that the branches, which resemble roots, point to the sky in order to receive heavenly wisdom and strength.
  • Both the bark and fruit of the baobab are used to prepare cosmetic products such as face cream, soap, skin oil, body lotion and shampoo.

 

Baobab Powder Nutritional information

Components

Per 100g

Energy

280kcal/1164 kJ

Protein

2.3g

Carbohydrates

75.6g

Fat

32.5g

 

Baobab Powder Summary

Packaging

Powder

Country and continent of origin

Senegal, Africa

Product type

Fruit extract

Allergy information

Do not buy baobab powder if you have an allergy to baobab. Always read the enclosed product information, before choosing to eat baobab powder. Packaged in an area where nuts are processed.

Suggested Usage

Stir into smoothies, juices, shakes, protein drinks, water, desserts, fruit salads, raw chocolate and sweet snacks.

Recommended dosage

1 to 3 teaspoons, daily

Known side effects

  • There are no known side effects associated with baobab powder
  • Consult your GP before you order baobab powder, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

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