Baobab: Fruit from the Tr...

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Baobab: Fruit from the Tree of Life


It’s not just Disney who gets that Baobab trees are truly a “tree of life.”  Native to Africa, the bountiful Baobab (Adansonia) tree is revered for its significance.  It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African savannah regions (Wikipedia).  It’s even used for women to give birth inside of its large, hollow trunks!


The Baobab tree was a mystery to me until I started using Organicule’s superfood products and noticed it in their impressive line-up. I’d never heard of the fruit tree, even though it’s featured in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, which I’ve seen plenty of times (and can’t wait to see the new film!).  And consequently, I had no idea about the health benefits of its fruit.  We’re in for a treat here in Malaysia, thanks to Organicule! 


The only fruit pulp in the world to naturally dry on the branch, the unique Baobab fruit is harvested and sieved to reveal a natural white-ish powder that is abundant in nutrition. According to the BBC, “Baobab powder is renowned for its high vitamin C content, with one tablespoon (10g of baobab) providing just over half of the RDA of vitamin C for adults.”  That’s six times more than an orange… It also contributes minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium as well as certain B vitamins, fibre and protein.”  

 Baobab: Fruit from the Tree of Life

Rafiki’s tree, a Baobab, featured in “The Lion King” 
Source: Disney


Baobab powder has a slight citrusy aroma, and a pleasantly light citrus flavour.  Think of a cross between lemon sorbet and an orange creamsicle.  As you can imagine, it’s a perfect flavour to add in a morning smoothie or banana nice cream.  You can also enjoy Baobab powder by mixing it with water, juice or coconut water and drinking straight.  Simple ways to start incorporating the health benefits of Baobab into your daily routine.



Amanda Luukinen - Certified Women's Health Coach

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As a certified health coach, I support women to heal often overlooked aspects of their lives that may be limiting their health and ability to enjoy life.

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