Make a simple, tasty, and nutiritious drink from baobab fruit pulp- a naturally dired, high vitamin C, mineral, and fiber product.
Here is an unusual beverage made with two wild harvested fruits!
A description of the components of the baobab fruit with pictures
A summary overview of the origins, uses, and nutrition of baobab tree derived products.
A page dedicated to the baobab tree
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Baobab Fruit Pulp Achieves GRAS certification!
On July 25, 2009, the FDA issued a GRAS notice confirming they have "no questions" on baobab fruit pulp. This leaves plenty of time to develop products to market during the upcoming World Cup tournament in South Africa.
Baobab Fruit Soluble Fiber
A new form of baobab soluble fiber is now available. Baobab Fruit Soluble Fibers can be used as a sugar and fat replacer, and in low-calorie foods (it has 0.46 Kcal per gram). It is also low in Carbohydrates (0.099 g per Gram) , about 0 Fat content (the product is derived from Dried Fruit) giving it good future potential in foods marketed as low on the glycaemic index and Prebiotic Activity (45 % SolubleFibers).
Baobab Featured at Cosmofarma in Bologna, Italy, May 8-10, 2009 (click image)
Elle UK says
Foods and what they do for you: Baobab, Why eat it? Delicia Smith
"The baobab fruit looks like a coconut, but has six times
the vitamin C of an orange, twice the calcium of milk and is
packed with antioxidants like iron and potassium. The white
powdery pulp of the baobab (pronounced bay-oh-bab) fruit has been
consumed by Africans for generations owing to its health benefits
and is on course to become the next big super food in the UK. It
has pro-biotic properties, meaning it stimulates the good
bacteria in your gut, so is great for your digestion, and
it’s high potassium levels are great for brain, muscle and
LA Times Predicts: Hot nutrition trend for 2009 -- the baobab?
Photo: Baobab trees, as depicted in the animated feature "Madagascar." Photo credit: DreamWorks Animation SKG
Can you imagine Beyoncé or Britney eating baobab?
From the Times Online, Oumou Sangare, Mali's greatest Diva:
"It's hard to imagine, say, Beyoncé or Britney driving themselves and several passengers over 150 dusty miles to an event - the four-day Festival sur le Niger in Ségou - they are headlining at midnight. Let alone stopping regularly for petrol, dried baobab fruit, chunks of meat and a chat..."
Maybe, but soon it may not be unusual to see one of these superstars or another, stopping for a baobab smoothie or beverage, or perhaps using a baobab oil/leaf/exfoliant based beauty product.
What Is Baobab?
Baobab is a tree that grows throughout Africa (and Australia). It grows in dry, hot savannahs. Local peoples have used many parts of the baobab for centuries- the fruit pulp or acid pith is used to make a refreshing and nutritious drink; The leaves can be eaten like spinach, or dried and and added to sauces, used as a medicinal compound, etc.; The bark has been used for fiber for nets, rope, clothing, medicinal compounds etc.;
The fruit pulp is high in vitamin C, calcium, iron and other minerals, and contains dietary fiber (soluble and unsoluble). The leaves are also high in vitamin C, and contain protein.
We offer naturally dried baobab fruit pulp, baobab red fiber (micronised), baobab seed exfoliants and oils, and extracts of baobab leaf and fruit. Please visit our product page for an overview.
Baobab is a growing trend in Europe,and is expected to become a hit tn North America in 2009. Now is the time to start developing Baobab products.
What is Baobab Used For?
Baobab Ice Cream! Prodotti Stella, Altavilla Vicente, italy.
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Interesting Baobab Reviews
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