New Health Solutions – Baobab Fruit Powder – 250 g and 500 g
Botanical name: Adansonia digitata
Colloquial name: Monkey bread, bouye (wolof)
Quality : Pure, natural, without any additive; available with European organic certificate
Country of origin: Senegal
Culture: Agro forestry – Fair Trade -Certified Organic
Baobab fruit pulp powder provides vital high fiber, lots of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, iron and essential amino acids. The fruit is found inside hard pods that hang upside down from the tree. It has a citrus flavor.
Baobab fruit pulp is a good source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc and iron and is alkalising.
It contains large amounts vitamin C and vitamins B (B1, B2 and B3).The fibre acts as a prebiotic therefore helping maintaining healthy gut bacteria.
1. Helps in Weight Loss
* Baobab fruit is helping reducing the absorption of sugar in the body. The reduced absorption of sugar will prevent obesity.
* The high content of fiber found in baobab fruit gives a feeling of satisfaction and fullness therefore eliminating unhealthy snacking habits.
* Obesity can also be caused by inflammatory problems that are prevalent in your body. Therefore, the anti-inflammatory properties of the baobab fruit will help reduce the abdominal fat and reduce the inflammation in the body.
A study conducted by Oxford Brookes University found that polyphenol-rich baobab fruit extract, baked in bread, reduced starch digestion and glycemic response in humans.
2. Boosts Immune System
Because of the unique blend of essential minerals and vitamins found in this fruit at high levels, baobab fruit is considered to strengthen the immune system in a very effective manner. The high content of Vitamin C combined with the unique blend of essential minerals and vitamins is greatly affecting the efficiency of the immune system which will prevent infections and serious health problems.
3. Improves Brain Health and nervous system Health
Stress is the dominant problem in our society. The presence of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in baobab fruit is nourishing and relaxing to the nervous system and to the brain, preventing the development of neurological problems. By improving sleep and reducing stress levels.
4. Improve Heart Health
The high fiber content of the baobab is binding with the bad cholesterol and eliminating through the faeces, therefore reducing the risks of developing serious heart problems.
The high level of potassium and magnesium are playing a vital role in maintaining normal blood pressure
5. Prevents Cancer
Many serious illnesses including cancer are caused by the excessive inflammation in the body. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in the baobab fruit will keep them at bay.
6. Prevents Arthritis
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties, the baobab fruit is considered a useful addition to the diet to prevent or treat arthritis.
7. Improves Digestion
There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Baobab fruit has both soluble and insoluble. These fibers improve the function of the digestive tract and act as a prebiotic which the food for the good gut bacteria
8. Improves skin health
The rich content of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants help the skin stay firm glowing and radiant. The Baobab fruit prevent sagging and wrinkles from developing. The Baobab oil is just pure magic when added to the fruit powder for a mask, check our recipe!
9. Prevents Diabetes
As mentioned before, the baobab fruit has a special form of sugar that can help you maintain stable blood sugar levels and the rich soluble fibre prevents the intestines from absorbing too much sugar.
10. Improve Teeth and Bone Health
The high content of calcium found in baobab fruit is higher than in milk and will prevent developing osteoporosis as well as dental decays.
It is considered the most complete and nutritious food of our modern times to boost the nutritional status for the whole family.
Food Use: The pulp is directly used as an ingredient in various preparations for its binding, thickening and acidifying properties: cereal preparations such as porridges or couscous (for example, the “mutchoyan” in Benin or the “ngalakh” in Senegal), sauces or creams of accompaniment (for example, sweetened cream with grilled and crushed groundnuts in Senegal), sweet preparations cooked with local fruits (mango, orange, ditax, etc.).
It is also used as a dietary supplement, for making smoothies, juices, cereal bars, jams, vitamin supplements and other similar products.
Use in cosmetic: Because of its smoothing and emollient properties, the pulp of baobab can be used in the form of soap, creams or masks, but also for anti-aging care.
Medicinal Use: Studies on its medicinal use showed that the pulp had anti-inflammatory, antipyretic (reduces temperature), analgesic (relieves pain) properties, anti-diarrheal and anti-dysentery properties, and a potential hepatic-protective effect (protect the liver). Baobab has traditionally been used in African populations to relieve diarrhoea, constipation and dysentery.