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!