What super fruit contains 6x more vitamin C than oranges, twice as much calcium as milk and more iron than a steak?
HINT: It also boasts more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries or pomegranites and it tastes amazing.
The answer is Baobab!
This African fruit comes from the baobab tree or ‘tree of life’. It is a super fruit that truly deserves the title. Baobab is packed with potassium and magnesium which helps enhance cellular function and combat stress and fatigue.
Baobab is stuffed with fibre to help the digestive system. Soluble fibre helps to control blood glucose levels, improve blood cholesterol and reduce visceral fat. And as if that wasn’t enough, has prebiotic qualities that can stimulate your gut’s “good bacteria”.
The high vitamin C and antioxidant content means its great for boosting the immune system. It also supports collagen formation helping to give you radiant skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles.
It’s still rare to find the fresh fruit in the UK (watch this space) so I buy this powdered version which I highly recommend. interestingly baobab dries naturally on the tree in the sun and so the powdered version isn’t so far from what you would pick from the tree anyway.
I add 1 tbsp to smoothies, sprinkle it on cereals and add it to my favourite desserts recipes.
This morning my daughter and I enjoyed her favourite ‘Super Berry Breakfast Pot’, check it out!