Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, Is This The Next Big Superfruit?

For years Acai has been the king of the superfruits.  The tiny Acai berry is packed with antioxidants and nutrients and supposedly has numerous health benefits.  Over the past few years, numerous fruits have tried to knock Acai off its top spot – but none could do it.  Now I am starting to hear more and more about Organic Baobab Fruit and how it is THE superfruit for 2013.  Of course, I had to do some research.

Baobab, The New Superfruit From the 1,000 Year Old Tree

The Baobab (“bey-oh-bab”) fruit may be getting some recent coverage in the news, but it is not a new fruit.  The Baobab tree or the “tree of life” as it is called, have grown in Africa for thousands of years.  In fact, many of the Baobab (or Monkey Bread trees) that grow the Baobab fruit are 500-1,000 years old.

Baobab Fruit, The Fruit With a Powder Inside

When you cut open a Baobab fruit it has pulp and seed, but what is interesting is that the pulp is dry (somewhat like coconut).  This means the process to make Organic Baobab fruit powder is very easy – just separate out the seeds and crush up the pulp and you have Organic Baobab Powder.

What are The Health Benefits of Baobab Powder?

Here is where things get interesting.  Check out the nutrients on organic baobab powder -

  • More antioxidants than Acai
  • More calcium than milk
  • More Potassium and Magnesium than bananas
  • 50% heart healthy fiber
  • 6 x the Vitamin C found in Oranges

As you can see, Baobab fruit powder really is packed with nutrients and here is the crazy thing – gram for gram it blows even Acai out of the water!

We are definitely going to try some Organic baobab fruit powder and also keep up on the research.  The best site we have found for Baobab fruit research is http://www.organicbaobabfruit.net

I’ll let you know some Baobab fruit recipes soon!

 

 

 

The Best Protein Powder Comes From Rice, Hemp and Mushrooms?

Regular readers of the site know that we are big believers in protein.  If you want to stay healthy, you really need to have a decent source of protein in your body.  As you can only eat only so many eggs, meat and chicken – many people will turn to protein powders to supplement their intake of protein.

The Best Protein Powder is Not Made From Whey Or Soy Protein

Once most people think of protein powders or protein supplements, they immediately think of whey protein.  People with lactose issues or vegetarians might think of soy protein.  Interestingly, it turns out that the best protein powder is not made with whey or soy – rather it is made with Hemp Protein, Rice Protein and Mushrooms.

Perfect Plant Protein is, Well, Perfect

We recently discovered the Perfect Plant Protein product and we are impressed.  This is a raw, vegetarian formula that contains no whey or soy protein.  Instead, the protein powder is made from Hemp Protein, Rice Protein and Mushrooms.  But, we have saved the most exciting news for last…The Perfect Plant Protein is 100% Organic.

Finally, A 100% Organic Plant Protein Powder

I have been looking for this for years – a vegetarian and 100% Organic protein powder that does not contain soy.  I think there are too many risks with soy, so I try to minimize it in my diet.  I highly recommend the Perfect Plant Protein – in addition to being super healthy, it also tastes great!