Baobab Powder

Baobab Fruit Powder is composed of 50% Dietary Fiber, 75% of which is soluble Prebiotic Dietary Fiber. Its effectiveness as a prebiotic has been proven both in research and its traditional use in Africa.

What is Baobab?

The bark, fruit and leaves of the baobab tree have been used for centuries to remedy various ailments such as fever and digestive problems. The fruit from this tree has a hard outer shell filled with pulp which dehydrates as the fruit matures. When the pulp is ground into powder it is known as baobab powder and contains a variety of nutrients including vitamin c, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants.

What is Baobab used for?

Weightloss :Baobab extract supports your immune system, improves digestion and can aid weight loss. Certain types of gut bacteria break down food and store it as fat while other gut bacteria convert food to energy. If these bacteria are not well balanced it can lead to excess fat storage which can contribute to weight gain. The prebiotic fibre in powdered baobab feeds energy-burning bacteria which makes losing weight easier.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Improves Circulation
  • Improves Pro-biotic Gut Flora
  • Regulates Blood Sugar 
  • Highly Effective Adaptogen
  • Promotes Blood Alkalizing
  • High Potassium Content – Can be added to sports drinks
  • Keeps skin Healthy
  • Regulates Body Fluids
  • Protects and Repairs Cells
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Baobab Vitamins & Minerals

The vitamin C in baobab is in an easily assimilated form and acts as a potent antioxidant, protecting our cells from damage by free radicals as well as aiding the absorption of iron and calcium. It is is also important for healthy skin as it helps in the formation of collagen in connective tissue.

Baobab fruit pulp also contains pectin –  up to 56% water soluble pectins by weight. Pectins are particularly important for aiding digestion and balancing blood sugar levels. Baobab contains both soluble and insoluble fibres to aid intestinal health and promote healthy gut flora.

Trace element analysis shows that baobab fruit is a good source of calcium with 100g of baobab fruit providing  anywhere from116 to 370 mg (recommended daily intake for calcium is 500 mg/day).

In fact its calcium content it is thought to be one of the main reasons that baobab is consumed by pregnant women and children in Senegal. One 1993 study found that  eating the fruit pulp in season  (December to April) without the seeds once a day, contributed 30 mg/day calcium to the diet.

The iron content per 100g of fruit pulp is 1.7 to 9.1 mg (RDA for iron is 17 mg/day) and it is very low in sodium.

Overall studies have shown that baobab has:

  • 10 x the antioxidant level of oranges and 6 x more antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries and blackberries
  • Up to 6 x more Vitamin C than oranges
  • 4 x more potassium than a banana
  • 2 x more calcium than milk
  • More magnesium than spinach

Baobab also contains zinc, manganese,essential fatty acids, phosphorus, protein and B vitamins.

The anti-inflammatory properties of baobab could also make it a supportive treatment in inflammatory conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.


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