Baobab Fruit Health Benefits
The Baobab tree, also known as the “upside-down tree,” is native to Africa, Madagascar, and Australia. It thrives in dry areas that receive low rainfall and can live for more than 1000 years. Baobabs can grow up to 25 meters tall. In Africa, the fruits on the tree are a common source of food for locals. Baobab fruit is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B2 and other nutrients, giving it the title as a ‘superfruit’.
When ripe, the Baobab fruit is ready to eat. It has a sharp and tangy taste with black seeds inside. Many use the fruit in its powder form. The fruit is dried, turning the prickly green fruit brown, which hardens the outer shell. The dried Baobab fruit is then extracted, milled, and sieved to produce Baobab fruit powder. There are multiple ways to use Baobab powder. Some ways include making smoothies, thickening soups, added to porridge, and more.
Immune System and Energy Release
Baobab fruit powder is rich in Vitamin C. Ten grams of the powder can provide approximately 30% of your daily Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C is known to boost the immune system. This helps your body’s ability to fight against diseases, viruses, and other illnesses. Being rich in Vitamin C, it also helps in activating the energy you need for physical activity such as exercise. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb the iron it needs.
Baobab fruit powder is also rich in fiber that promotes good digestive health. The powder contains insoluble fiber, which, when eaten, passes through your gut and helps food move through the digestive system. The powder also contains probiotics, good bacteria that is also in kimchi and yogurt. Probiotics help you have a healthier gut and stimulates regular bowel movement.
Research shows that the Baobab fruit has the highest content of antioxidants, more than what blueberries and goji berries contain. Antioxidants when supplemented with Vitamin C, which the fruit is also rich in, helps in skin collagen formation. This helps promote healthy and radiant skin.
Today, Baobab fruit is a key ingredient used in all-natural cosmetics. The nutrient-rich Baobab oil is an organic plant-based skin moisturizer, thanks to its high antioxidant content. Some of the types of skin care uses include moisturizers, soaps, toners, creams as well as hair treatment products. The Baobab tree being the ‘Tree of Life’ in Africa offers numerous health benefits from its fruit. Check out our Baobab collection featuring organic skincare products.
Organic skin care gives the same benefits as its chemical counterpart but is safer for your skin and environment. Learn why you should consider organic skin care for a healthier lifestyle. Our Baobab collection makes use of the Vitamin C-rich properties of the Baobab fruit to make your skin looking young, radiant, and smooth.