The Baobab is a tree that grows in Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. In Africa, it is commonly known as ‘The Tree of Life’ because every part of the tree has traditionally been used either as food, and medicine or in the making of clothing.
We source out Baobab Powder from Aduna because their ethical and sustainable philosophy matches ours. Aduna source their Baobab Powder from over 650women producers in a remote area of Ghana. Another 250 are involved in the processing plant. You can find out more about the social impact of the Baobab supply chain by clicking here.
The baobab fruit dry naturally on the tree and the powder is rich in antioxidants. It is especially rich in Vitamin C which helps to strengthen our immune system and fight off diseases and infections. It also helps to release energy at a steady pace, therefore reducing fatigue.
It is high in potassium; and it contains a decent amount of calcium, magnesium, and protein.
Baobab is rich in fibre, which acts as a prebiotic, helping to maintain healthy bacteria in the gut. Fibre also helps to slow down the release of sugars into the blood stream, which reduces energy spikes and helps to control blood glucose levels.
A 2013 study reported on the high nutrient and polyphenol content of Baobab fruit and their benefit in reducing the glycemic response.
Excerpt From: Stephen E Hall. “Bakes and Balls Ingredients and Nutrition.” iBooks.