Native to specific regions of Africa, Arabia, Australia and Madagascar, the baobab tree can grow up to 98 feet (30 meters) tall! This lush tree produces a large fruit with a citrus-like flavor that’s appreciated for its delicious taste and various nutritional benefits. The pulp, leaves, and seeds of the baobab fruit are often ground into a powdered form. The baobab powder has long been associated with many health benefits and is a staple for various recipes and cuisines around the world.
Health Benefits of Baobab Powder
The baobab fruit is one of the most nutrient-dense whole foods on the planet!
This prebiotic superfruit contains more antioxidants than any other whole fruit in the world. Best of all, it’s a natural sweetener.
Immune System – The human body can’t make or store its own vitamin C. Unlike other mammals, humans need to make sure they consume the right amount of vitamin C everyday. In fact, a single serving of baobab powder (10g or 2-3 teaspoons) provides 33% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Baobab powder is a rich source of vitamin C, which helps to promote healthy and sustained energy release, enhanced immune function, as well as healthy, glowing skin.
Blood Sugar – With a natural composition of over 50% fiber (two thirds soluble and one third insoluble), baobab powder helps your body absorb the other essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function at peak performance. Research has shown fiber helps to slow down the release of sugars into the bloodstream, reducing energy spikes. Baobab power can be used to help to control blood glucose levels, improve blood cholesterol, and reduce visceral fat (that troublesome belly fat).
Digestive Health – Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve, it passes through your stomach which allows other foods to move through your digestive system easily. Rich in fiber, research indicates baobab powder helps to promote digestive health.
Promotes Healthy Skin – Baobab powder is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants which
supports collagen formation. With daily use, baobab powder helps to promote radiant, glowing skin, as well as preventing wrinkles.
Baobab powder provides a rich source of:
● Healthy fats
● Vitamin C
Uses of Baobab Powder
Culinary Use: Baobab powder can be added to baked goods, smoothies, teas, and on salads.
Medicinal Uses – anti-inflammatory, pain relief, prebiotic, promotes healthy skin.
A teaspoon of baobab powder, weighing around 4.4 grams, contains:
● 10 calories
● 3 g of carbohydrate, of which 1 g is sugar
● 2 g of fiber
● 136.4 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C
● 0.352 mg of thiamin
● 0.227 mg of vitamin B6
● 10 mg of calcium
Naturalike Baobab Powder
At Naturalike, we source all of our baobab powder directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver.
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