Baobab fruit powder comes from the baobab fruit pod and is one of nature’s miracle foods. Because it’s already dried inside the pod, no further drying or processing is required so it retains all of its extraordinary nutritional qualities. As well as being a traditionally eaten food for thousands of years, you’ll find it as a popular ingredient in drinks, snack bars, breakfast cereals and many other health snacks.
But did you know it’s also fantastic to use as an ingredient in your kitchen? Here's seven reasons why EcoProducts' Baobab Powder should be in your kitchen cupboard:
1. Delicious Recipes
With its zesty slightly tart citrus-y taste, baobab powder is a lot of fun to experiment with in the kitchen, making delicious recipes. You can find some on their website here
2. Essential Nutrients from Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant found in abundance in Baobab fruit powder. Baobab powder has nearly 4 times more Vitamin C than oranges, and has one of the highest antioxidant ratings. Because Vitamin C can’t be stored in our bodies it’s necessary to consume it on a daily basis.
3. Pack Full of Potassium
Potassium is both a mineral and an electrolyte. As a mineral it works towards maintaining healthy muscle function including the heart. As an electrolyte, it assists with conducting nerve impulses and is important for kidney health and helping to regulate the amount of water in your body. Baobab powder is an excellent source of potassium containing 6 times as much potassium as bananas.
4. A Great Source of Magnesium
Magnesium is required in over 350 essential biochemical reactions and plays a significant role in the prevention of diabetes and osteoporosis. Baobab powder is an excellent source of magnesium as it contains twice as much magnesium as dark leafy greens.
5. Rich in Fibre
Baobab powder is particularly rich in fibre. By weight, up to 50% is dietary fibre, of which 75% is soluble fibre. Soluble fibre assists with balancing blood sugar levels and functions as a prebiotic promoting the healthy flourishing of probiotic cultures and overall digestive health.
6. High in Calcium
Calcium is an alkaline mineral and functions to support bone and dental health. Baobab super-fruit powder is an excellent source of calcium for children, vegans, pregnant and post-menopausal women and is possibly the richest plant-based source of calcium known, containing 1.5 times the amount of calcium found in almonds.
EcoProducts’ Baobab powder is wild-harvested only from fallen baobab pods ensuring no harm comes to Baobab trees. It’s processed and packed by South Africa’s first and only Baobab manufacturer, EcoProducts located in the Limpopo, the heart of baobab country. Certified organic, Baobab fruit powder is good all round - for you and your family, as well as for local communities sharing the land’s abundance.