The baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) is a deciduous tree native to Africa and is typically found in dry, hot sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Arabia, as well as in arid areas in Australia. Its name ‘baobab’ is derived from Arabic and means “father of many seeds”. It is also known as monkey bread tree, cream of tartar tree and upside down tree, due to it looking like an uprooted tree standing on its end. In Africa it’s known as the Tree of Life because all parts of the tree are used for food, drink and other necessary items. It’s thought the trees could live to be as old as 1,500 years. With its disproportionately thick trunk relative to its height and sparse branches, the tree produces heavy white flowers which are pollinated at night by fruit bats and become long green or brownish fruits that look like small gourds. The fruit has a hard shell, kidney-shaped seeds, and soft, creamy white pulp that is slightly powdery and gritty. Baobab fruit is tart and has a unique, pleasant fruity flavor.
Baobab is low in fat, high in soluble and insoluble fiber, including pectin, and high in vitamin C. It is also a good source of potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium and also contains phytosterols, zinc, manganese, phosphorus and B vitamins.*
|Baobab Powder (organic)
||Country of Origin: South Africa|
Part used: Fruit
Appearance: Fine beige to cream powder
Solubility: Partly soluble
Certifications: Organic, Kosher and Food grade.
Produced in an FSSC 22000 certified facility
|Sun dried||Functional foods|
Blends with other fruits such as pomegranate and acai.