Baobab Fruit Nutrition

You are probably scratching your head right now and wondering what in the world is the Baobab Fruit.  The Baobab fruit (Bey-Oh-Bab) is a 6-8 inch gord life fruit that grows off of the Baobab Tree – also known as the the tree of life, upside down tree or monkey bread tree.  The technical name of the tree is Adansonia digitata.

The Tree of Life grows in African and the Baobab fruit pulp has been a part of their diet for thousands of years.   In Africa the Baobab fruit pulp is said to cure numerous health conditions and it has know become popular in the western world.

Understanding Baobab Fruit Nutrition

The baobab fruit does not look super when hanging off the tree, but a quick look at nutrition packed into the funny look fruit pulp and you see what all the excitement is about. Here is a summary –

  • 3 Times As Much Vitamin C as an Orange
  • 50% more Calcium than Spinach
  • More Calcium Then Milk
  • More Antioxidants Than Acai or Blueberries
  • 50% of The Baobab Fruit is Heart Healty Fiber

Clearly the Baobab fruit powder is a very nutritious fruit and does have the quality of a superfruit.

What Does Baobab Fruit Taste Like?

Baobab fruit has a taste all its own.  You really need to try it, to see for yourself.  The best way to describe it is a somewhat sour citrus, sort of like lemonade, but with a sorbet tart twist.

While finding Baobab fruit or Baobab fruit pulp in the US can be a challenge, you can get 100% Organic Baobab Fruit Powder.  The Organic Baobab fruit powder is made by just taking the pulp of the Baobab fruit and milling it, as it is already dry.  Click here for an excellent source of information on Organic Baobab fruit powder.

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