I was looking for alternative super food powders in my cakes and this year discovered something new. I’d like to introduce you to baobab (bay-o-bab)
Baobab is a native fruit from an upside-down looking “tree of life”in Africa. The revered tree can live for hundreds, even thousands of years.
Unlike many other superfoods and supplements, Baobab is completely delicious! It has a sweet, citrussy taste – and is often described as a tangy lemon. Its slight citrus flavor blends well with smoothie, teas, raw cakes, ice creams and lemonades.
The fruit is gently shaken off the trees, and cracked open to reveal its naturally dehydrated inner pulp, which transforms to powder with a minimum of processing. So we can call it as a raw food.
Baobab has the highest antioxidant content of any whole fruit in the world, according to The Journal of Nutrition. It has an ORAC value of 24,000 umol/100g, providing 20x more antioxidants than green tea and more than blueberries and pomegranates combined.
It is also 50% fibre so releases its natural sugars slowly into your blood stream and has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit.