Why Baobab Fruit in Capsule Form Is A Bad Idea

Recently we have been seeing a trend of more and more companies making Baobab Fruit supplements in capsule form.  We believe this is a terrible idea.  Don’t get us wrong, we love the Baobab Fruit and think it is great that more companies are looking to provide this healthy fruit to consumers in the USA.  The problem we have is with delivering Baobab Fruit in capsule form.

Baobab Fruit Needs to Be Eating In Larger Amounts Than 500mg

You see the Baobab Supplements that come in capsule form have 500mg per capsule.  This amount might be fine if you were taking a concentrated extract, but eating just 1/2 a gram of Baobab Fruit is not going to do anything.

For example, Blueberries are very nutritious, but how much benefits would you get from eating 1 Blueberry!  Baobab powder should be taken in grams, not milligrams.  We recommend you take 6 -12 grams of Baobab Fruit powder per day.  If you get Baobab in powder form, this is just 2-4 scoops of powder a day.  Mix that Baobab Fruit powder into a smoothie and you can easily work Baobab into your diet.

To get the same amount of Baobab Fruit into your diet via capsules, you would need to take 12-24 capsules per day.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like the idea of swallowing 24 capsules a day.  In addition, the Baobab Fruit powder has a nice mango citrus flavor to it and I actually want to be able to taste it.

Look for Organic Baobab Fruit Powder

A much better bet is to look for Organic Baobab Fruit in powder form.  We like the Limitless Baobab powder because it is 100% USDA Certified Organic and contains no other ingredients.  In addition, they have a number of social good programs in place which I think is very important.

I just checked over at Amazon.Com and they do have the Limitless Baobab and it is available for Prime shipping.  This means if you are a Prime member you can get it shipped free with 2 day delivery.

Have another brand of Baobab Powder that you have used and loved?  Leave us a comment and let us know.  Thanks!

 

The Health Benefits of Baobab Discussed In New Video

The Baobab fruit is one of those fruits that has flown under the radar.  While everyone has been talking about Acai, Goji and Mangosteen as superfruits – the Baobab Fruit has gone largely unnoticed.  The irony is, it is the Baobab Fruit which probably has more super nutrients than any of the other so called superfruits.

New Videos Examine the Baobab Fruit

Things may finally be changing for the Baobab Fruit.  We did some searching on YouTuibe and we found a number of new videos that discuss the health benefits of the Baobab Fruit.  Here is a video that gives a good background about the Baobab Fruit.  If you are new to Baobab, start here -

Once you have a general idea about the Baobab Fruit and why people are so excited to try it, please watch this second Baobab video, it deals with the Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit -

Is Now The Time To Start Eating Baobab Fruit?

In a word, yes!  Studies are now coming out saying that the Baobab Fruit can slow the conversion of starch into sugar.  This mean that by adding Baobab fruit to some bread you are baking, you may be able to lower the glycemic response of that bread.  The potential health benefits of this would be nothing short of amazing.

 Are There Side Effects From Baobab Fruit?

As the Baobab Fruit is just a fruit, it is hard to see how there would be side effects from eating Baobab fruit pulp.  Still, we recommend you check with your Doctor if you have any questions at all.

Stay tuned, more Baobab research will be published shortly.  You can also visit this site, they have a ton of information on the Baobab Fruit.

 

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!