Organic Baobab Powder ingredients:
Organic Adansonia Digitata.
About Organic Baobab Powder
Baobab fruit powder is a remarkable food ingredient. Raw Living baobab fruit powder is Fairtrade and sustainable. The growers are organically certified. Baobab not only offers a unique taste of Africa and powerful nutritional properties, it can also provide life-changing income to millions of poor rural people in Southern Africa.
Many of these families exist on $100 or less per year and cannot buy the tools, seeds and supplies they need to earn more from agriculture.
By harvesting baobab, which is abundant in Southern Africa, these people can substantially increase their income at no cost to themselves. This helps them pay for family healthcare and their children's education as well as household necessities.
What's more, when communities earn money from baobab, they have an incentive to protect the trees. This helps to conserve the environment and its biodiversity and ensure the natural regeneration of baobab woodlands.
The powder is an excellent source of the minerals potassium, calcium iron, and magnesium, an outstanding source of vitamin C, and a great source of B vitamins. It's a fantastic antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is an effective prebiotic. It has a high pectin content, so you can use it as a thickener in recipes. It is a natural flavour enhancer, so adds depth to any dish, sweet or savoury.
Baobab is also very rich in dietary fibre. It contains 50% dietary fibre- 77% of which is soluble, and 23% insoluble. The health benefits of dietary fibre are gut health, weight management, heart health. It is the dietary fibre that gives it the possible prebiotic effects. Raw Living Baobab is organically sourced, fairly traded, and sustainably grown.
Baobab is a truly remarkable tree. Living for a thousand years or more, baobabs dominate parts of the African landscape with their root-like branches and massive trunks that can reach 25 metres or more in circumference.
The baobab's velvety green fruits grow from beautiful white flowers that are pollinated at night by bats. Inside the hard coconut-like shell are the seeds which are coated in a pale powder that is sharp and tangy to the taste. It is this fruit powder that is used in food and drinks.
African people have been eating baobab for centuries. From Senegal to South Africa people use it in different ways, many of them mixing the fruit powder with water and sugar to make a refreshing drink.
It is not only delicious but popular as a boost to health, especially among pregnant women, children and the elderly. Baobab fruit is also said to help fight fevers and settle the stomach. The Kung San bushmen of the Kalahari eat it to ward off winter colds and 19th century seafarers ate baobab jam to protect themselves against scurvy.
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