Baobab fruit powder is traditionally eaten throughout Africa by thousands of people. It’s an astonishingly nutrient dense food that provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fibre and boasts a range of health benefits.
EcoProducts, the first and only South African Baobab production company based in the Limpopo, has been producing fine quality baobab products since 2006. They have created BaoActive, a brand specialising in certified organic Baobab Superfruit Powder. With it’s impressive nutritional profile of bioavailable nutrients, BaoActive Baobab powder is suitable for vegans, and is certified Halal and Kosher.
Their new packaging in 300g doy packs replaces their old 200g and 400g tubs.
THE BOUNTIFUL BENEFITS OF BAOBAB
It’s 100% raw, natural and organic, minimally processed so retaining all its nutrients, plant-based with no added sugar and is naturally gluten-free.
Baobab is rich in Vitamin C, known as a vital support for your immune system. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that our bodies can’t produce which is why it needs to be replenished daily, keeping you strong and healthy by giving your defences a boost against disease and infection
GOOD GUT HEALTH
Baobab has extremely high soluble and insoluble dietary fibre content. Soluble dietary fibres stimulate the growth of intestinal microflora necessary for good digestion, allowing you to absorb more nutrients from your food. The insoluble fibre in baobab powder provides the roughage necessary for the movement of food through your gastrointestinal tract
STABILISES BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Baobab has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar especially when consuming high-starch foods such as bread and pap. It’s rich in polyphenols and just a few tablespoons can help manage blood sugar levels.
SLOW RELEASE ENERGY
Baobab powder is a valuable supplement for long-distance and endurance athletes. Not only does Vitamin C help boost immunity, it also helps to slow the release of energy from food, reducing tiredness and fatigue and supporting a healthy metabolism.
INCREASES SATIETY AND SUPPORTS WEIGHT LOSS
Adding baobab to certain foods can help reduce feelings of hunger, allowing you to feel fuller more quickly and thus reducing the amount of food you eat. Just mix a tablespoon of baobab powder into a paste, then adding water or milk to make a quick satisfying drink . You’ll already feel full before you have eaten your meal!
BOOSTS NATURAL VITALITY
Baobab powder is a great revitaliser! Containing good quantities of bioavailable vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, you’re packing a great nutritional boost in just a few tablespoons of baobab powder. Add it to your recovery drink after a workout or smoothie for breakfast.
Baobab powder has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any fruit, offering nearly four times more than an orange. It also has one of the highest antioxidant ratings.
Baobab is an excellent source of magnesium as it contains twice as much magnesium as dark leafy greens.
Baobab powder contains six times as much potassium as a banana.
Baobab has almost twice as much iron as spinach and slightly more than meat. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron, and the presence of both together in baobab makes this an exceptionally rich source of bioavailable iron
We’re all navigating difficult times right now and we need to maintain healthy immune systems in order to live well. BaoActive’s Baobab Superfruit powder offers an incredibly rich nutritional profile and contributes to our local economy, helping rural communities to thrive in the process. See their website here.
Available at Wellness Warehouse and all good health shops.