Never heard of super-healthy baobab fruit? Neither had I until a couple of years ago but now I eat it on a daily basis.
Baobab trees grows in Africa, Madagascar, Australia and Arabia. The trees produce hard pods and inside each pod is a powdery white fruit – the fruit dries naturally on the branch - which is full of healthy nutrients.
It is not like any other fruit – you buy it in powdered form. I have only found it in health food stores.
Baobab fruit is rich in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, B6 and antioxidants. It is also high in fibre and acts as a prebiotic.
To make a comparison with other types of food, baobab fruit has roughly six times the vitamin C of oranges, two times the calcium of milk, ten times the fibre of apples, five times the magnesium of avocados and four times the potassium of bananas.
All of these nutrients are really important for our bodies.
I eat this super-healthy baobab fruit powder together with yogurt.
I add two heaped teaspoons of baobab powder, 1/2 teaspoon real cinnamon (see cinnamon spice), 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric, some chopped banana and one tablespoon of chopped walnuts to half a cup of natural Greek-style yogurt.
It is both a tasty and healthy way to start my day.
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