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.
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.
With its impressive nutritional profile of bio-available nutrients, baobab powder is suitable for vegans, and has been certified Halal and Kosher.
Baobab is rich in Vitamin C, vital for the 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. Both these fibres are very important for your gut health. 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.
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 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 add 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.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant and 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. Because vitamin C can’t be stored in our bodies, it’s necessary to consume it on a daily basis. Baobab powder provides your daily vitamin C boost.
As a mineral, potassium works towards maintaining healthy muscle function and as an electrolyte, it assists in regulating blood pH, blood pressure, conducting nerve impulses and much more. Baobab powder contains six times as much potassium as a banana.
Through the production of BaoActive products, it is our mission to provide our customers with the finest, most nutritious baobab powder possible, manufactured under strict HACCP and FSCC 22000 protocols with organic certification. Our mission prioritises making a meaningful contribution to the livelihoods of rural people in Venda as well as to the conservation of baobab trees.
We provide ongoing support to the Baobab Foundation who work with pre-schools, tree planting, environmental education and ecological research of baobab trees.
Our baobab powder is locally sourced.
Baobab powder comes from the baobab tree fruit pod. Did you know it can take a baobab tree up to 200 years before it produces its first hard, green-brown velvety pod-shaped fruit? We get our baobab fruit powder from EcoProducts, a South African company based in the Limpopo, the heart of baobab country.
They work closely with over 500 rural Venda women, providing them with an income to support their livelihoods. Only 10% of the fallen fruit is harvested, ensuring no trees are damaged in the harvesting process, nor is their ecology disturbed in any way.
EcoProducts sells baobab powder in bulk, so if you want a few tons, or want to start up your own brand, give them a shout.