Baobab (pronounced bay-o-bab) is a highly nutritious super-fruit grown on the Baobab tree in sub-Saharan Africa. The Baobab Tree, also known as the “Tree of Life,” is known for its characteristic swollen stems and is sometimes called the upside-down tree, as their branches resemble thick, twisted roots. Large pods grow on the tree, which contain a dry fruit pulp that is highly nutritious. The pods naturally dehydrate while on the trees so the powder that is obtained is 100% raw and undergoes no freeze-drying or spray-drying. With a fully traceable supply chain that is both environmentally conscious and socially responsible, this superfruit powder is not only nutritious but an ingredient you can feel good about using.
What’s special about Baobab?
Baobab is often called the “Queen of Superfruits” as it boasts an impressive nutrient profile and is very high in antioxidants. It contains 50% dietary fiber, has a low-glycemic level, is packed with potassium, magnesium, iron, and calcium and is a rich source of vitamin C.
How can I use it?
Organic Baobab Powder can be used in a variety of applications. It has a slightly tangy flavour that compliments products such as smoothies, nutritional bars, bakery, dairy products (such as yogurts), supplements, cereals & granolas, powdered drink mixes, and single strength beverages. Baobites, a chewy fruit ingredient which contains Baobab Fruit Powder as well as other fruits, can be easily integrated into a wide variety of health food products. These can be incorporated into trail mix applications, chocolate snacks, energy/snack bar products, baked goods, ice creams and more.
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