Baobab – Baobab fruit powder is packed with nutritional goodness. It is low in sugar and fat yet high in fibre. It contains more than 12 minerals and vitamins, but is particularly rich in vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Baobab is also packed with antioxidants.
A heaped tablespoon of baobab powder mixed into a smoothie or sprinkled over your cereal provides 33% of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of fibre. The high levels of pectin (a type of soluble fibre) in baobab also act like a sponge in the blood and help soak up unwanted fat and cholesterol in the bloodstream. Eating a high fibre diet alongside a low saturated fat diet reduces your risk of heart disease.
Skin, bones, blood vessels, gums and teeth need vitamin C to stay healthy. Your body also needs vitamin C to help it absorb iron and to fight off colds. Gram for gram baobab fruit has about six times more vitamin C than in an orange. A single serving of baobab provides you with a quarter of your RDA. Baobab fruit powder is packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants strengthen your body’s ability of fighting infection and diseases.