Where to buy BAOBAB and everything you need to know about this African tree
by Baia Food on Apr 30, 2019
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WHAT IS THE BAOBAB
The Baobab is a fruit that comes from a robust African tree of the same name. It has an extremely long life, thousands of years.
Its name comes from Arabic (buhibab , tree of many seeds). There are eight species belonging to the family Bambocaceae and the genus Adansonia . The one that is abundant in Africa and the most appreciated for its fruit is Adansonia digitata .
Its height can range between 5 and 30 m, the diameter of the trunk can exceed 11 m.
The fruit has an ovate shape, and can measure from 10 to 45cm. Inside is the pulp, whitish in color, powder-like, dehydrated and with a slight acidic flavor.
It has always been used in Africa to prepare a drink known as bouy or gouy juice, rich in vitamins, fiber, amino acids and mineral salts.
1 Baobab Tree
The Baobab has been considered a sacred tree by all cultures that have come into contact with it. Proof of this is that only “the wise man” can climb the tree to collect its fruits and leaves.
Believe it or not, it is a symbol of resistance, tolerance, community life and longevity, appearing on the coat of arms of Senegal. In South Africa, the order of the Baobab was even established to reward its exceptional citizens.
PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS OF THE BAOBAB
The Baobab has many properties, some of which are very interesting. We tell you the main ones and the scientific studies where you can check them:
LARGE AMOUNT OF VITAMIN C AND ANTIOXIDANT POWER
It is very rich in Vitamin C, reaching 300mg per 100g, six times more than an orange. That is perhaps why it has been shown to have great antioxidant power ( study ) and help iron abromination ( study ).
IT IS VERY RICH FROM A NUTRITIONAL POINT OF VIEW
In addition to containing a large amount of Vitamin C, it is very rich in fiber (soluble and insoluble), has large amounts of vitamin B1 and B6 and is abundant in minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium, the latter especially standing out.
Here you can see a review of its nutritional value.
HELPS DIGEST STARCH AND REDUCES THE GLYCEMIC RESPONSE
In this 2013 study , it was observed that Baobab helps in the digestion of starch and reduces the glycemic response in humans.
Maybe it's a good idea to sprinkle baobab on your carbohydrate-rich dishes.
IT IS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANALGESIC AND HELPS REDUCE FEVER
Baobab has similar properties to aspirin ( study ). When given to someone who has a fever, Baobab can help reduce or eliminate it. It can chemically block the body's pain signals to reduce the inflammation you experience. It also works to block certain enzymes in the body that cause fever to rise.
The latter has been shown to be effective in combating diarrhea .
IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Its effects are being studied to improve cardiovascular health. In this study, a significant improvement was observed in animals, probably due to its antioxidant power.
BAOBAB NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Baobab has a high content of Vitamin C and polyphenols, with great antioxidant power.
It stands out for its high fiber content since per 100 g it contains 50 g of fiber. The daily recommendation is 20 g of fiber per day, adding a 15 g tablespoon will provide 8.5 g of fiber to your diet, helping you reach the recommended levels.
The sugar it contains is present in the food itself, don't worry about it...
PER 100 G
1164 KJ/ 280 KCAL
58.2 KJ/ 14 KCAL
Of which saturates
Of which sugars
As for storage, simply close the package tightly. Store it in a cool, ventilated place away from the sun.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF BAOBAB
There is no contraindication to the use of baobab, but if we consume it in excess as it contains a lot of fiber, it can be counterproductive in certain digestive pathologies, since an excess can lead us to have a lot of gas and abdominal bloating.
WHERE TO BUY ORGANIC BAOBAB
At Baïa Food Co we only sell the best quality baobab , with an ecological seal, originating in tropical Africa and grown under fair trade conditions.
If you live in Spain and are looking for where to buy quality organic Baobab, you can place the order through our website and it will arrive in 24-48 hours at your home.
You can immediately enjoy great recipes and take advantage of all the benefits of this superfood.
HOW TO DISTINGUISH A QUALITY BAOBAB
In order to guarantee all these benefits, make sure that the origin of the baobab fruit is Africa. The fiber content should be close to 50% and the color of the pulp should be whitish.
Also try to ensure that the product contains the organic seal, so as not to consume pesticides and guarantee the health of the ecosystem where this ancient tree grows.
RECIPES WITH ORGANIC BAOBAB
Here we show you some simple recipes so you can start enjoying baobab as soon as possible.
- Healthy Orange Juice
- 1 squeezed orange
- 1 sprig of ginger
- carrot juice
- 1 Tablespoon ORGANIC BAOBAB
Preparation : add everything to the blender until it is well mixed. Serve, and drink at the moment!
We love this solution at Baïa Food, and here we leave you the direct link where we explain in detail why you should add a tablespoon of ORGANIC BAOBAB to your orange juice.
- Baobab Cherry Smoothie
- Two cups of plums
- ½ cup watermelon
- 1 cup of coconut water or vegetable drink
- 1 Tablespoon ORGANIC BAOBAB
Preparation: add all the ingredients to the blender until you get a smoothie.
THE BAOBAB WAITS FOR YOU
We have told you about this African fruit. If you have read the post, you are already an expert in this superfood!
Dare to introduce it into your daily life and share it with us! If you have any questions about Baobab, leave us a comment!
10 Gr - €3.95
125 Gr - €9.95
500 Gr - €29.95
DIRECTIONS: Mix one spoon a day (5-15g) in your smoothies, juices, fruits, cereals, yogurts or simply in milk or water. Any combination is good.