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Know Your Superfood: Baobab Fruit

The Baobab plant is known for being able to live thousands of years, find out more about the antioxidant-rich wonderfruit borne from this tree here.

  • Know Your Superfood: Baobab Fruit
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What It Is

Native to Africa, the Baobab is a fruit that looks like a cross between a coconut and mango. It dehydrates naturally and tastes like a blend of vanilla, grapefruit and pear. Lauded for its superfood qualities the Baobab fruit is easily milled into a fine powder and has been used for centuries as a natural sweetener. The Baobab plant is also known as the Tree of Life for its ability to live for hundreds of years as well as for the life-enhancing uses of many parts of the tree.

Why Take It

Baobab’s status as a superfood is befittingly deserved. Its benefits are due both to its high fibre composition and micronutrient profile.

It boasts a micronutrient profile that surpasses most ordinary fruits. Baobab has double the antioxidant levels of acai and goji berries and six times the antioxidant levels of cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates. Antioxidants are central in the prevention of chronic disease. The Baobab has also been dubbed “nature’s Gatorade” for its ability to improve athletic recovery and enhance athletic performance due to its high potassium content.

Where to Get It

When we discovered the qualities of the Baobab fruit, we knew we had to include it in our The Essential Greens blend and it’s the hint of caramel that you taste. If you are able to find pure organic baobab powder, you can add it to smoothies and dessert to pump up its flavour as well as its Vitamin C factor.

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The Essential Greens is our high-vibe proprietary blend of green superfood powder made out of 10 organic fruits and vegetables, conveniently packaged in single serving size packets to provide excellent, convenient nutrition whenever you want.

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