The baobab has been a natural source of health and well-being in Africa for hundreds of years. The baobab fruit contains fourteen essential vitamins and minerals. The tree is considered holy in Africa where it is used as a medicinal tree. Almost all parts of the baobab tree are used in African folk medicine. The fruit is particularly effective in fighting infections and illnesses like pocks and measles. The leaves are used to treat conditions like dysentery, diarrhea, colic and gastrointestinal inflammation. The seeds are used to treat heart conditions, tooth pain, infections of the liver and malaria.
Used for thousands of years in nutrition and botany
The word baobab comes from the Arabic word, bu-hibab, the tree of a thousand seeds. The baobab fruit is bigger than a coconut and grows on the tree in abundance. The rare and highly valuable elixir, baobab oil, is pressed from the seeds. Baobab oil is a nectar containing a variety of essential fatty acids and is highly prized by the locals, both as a food and for skin care.
Baobab is so valuable that every part is used
The fruit pulp is extremely rich in nutrients and nourishing substances like vitamin C, calcium, soluble and non-soluble fiber, minerals and vitamins. The leaves are eaten fresh and are an important source of protein, containing all essential amino acids and most of the non-essential ones. The roasted seed are edible and taste like pistachios. The high oil and linoleic acid content gives cosmetic products the ability to tone the skin and restore its elasticity by rejuvinating the epithelial tissue.
Baobab contain six times as much vitamin C as one orange
The vitamin C content is higher than most other fruits like oranges, kiwis and strawberries. Baobab contains twice as much calcium as milk and 50% more than spinach. Baobab is the best iron supplement for anemia. It contains other important minerals, too, like potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and copper. And the pulp contains 50 percent fiber, both soluble and non-soluble, which helps regulate digestion.
- For people who are gluten and dairy intolerant: Baobab contains high amounts of protein and calcium, making it a valuable milk substitute.
- Thanks to large amounts of amino acid, it restores elasticity to tissues after physical exertion.
- Baobab is rich in thiamine (vitamin B1), which is particularly indispensible to nerve system function.
- The vitamin C and B6 contained in baobab help you recover from tiredness and exhaustion.
- Baobab is very rich in fiber, which stimulates digestion and promotes healthy intestinal flora.
Its size and broad geographic location makes the baobab the most impressive symbol of the African savanna. The wood has special qualities that protect the tree from fire, making it a coveted natural water reservoir as well. Many villages in Africa have a baobab tree nearby in which they set small cisterns into the hollowed trunk. In these areas, tradition prohibits cutting down baobab trees.
EnergyBalance organic baobab fruit powder
We use certified organic baobab, just like nature made it. There is absolutely no human intervention during the fruit's natural growth and ripening process. The fruit dries on the tree naturally, is picked and then peeled. The fact that the fruit dries on the tree naturally and is not treated with chemical or heat makes EnergyBalance organic baobab fruit powder a 100% organic product. EnergyBalance baobab comes from Senegal and is certified and approved by the European Union.
Organic, plant-based, gluten-free, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and diabetics
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