Baobab Fruit – 16 oz Powder
SOUTH AFRICAN SUPERFRUIT: Baobab fruit (pronounced bay-o-bab in the USA) is an exotic superfruit from the giant, drought-tolerant African trees of the Adansonia digitata species brought to us from the Savannah drylands of sub-Saharan Africa. The fruit is a nutritious food used throughout Africa. Locally (Africa), baobab is also known as the cream-of-tart tree and the Ethiopian sour-gourd. Baobab fruit is a light-colored tropical fruit that is encased in a hard gourd-like outer structure. Different parts of the baobab tree are used in traditional African medicine while cultural and religious beliefs often consider the tree as sacred.
One of the unique things about baobab fruit is that Mother Nature naturally dries the fruit while still inside of the shell. Because the fruit comes already dehydrated, it requires minimal processing to ultimately bring you a baobab fruit powder that retains maximum nutritional qualities.
We work with the most experienced producer of baobab fruit in South Africa to bring you the finest, premium quality baobab on the market. The baobab raw material is sourced directly from local village harvesters that harvest from small-scale, certified organic South African farms and is traceable from harvester to final product. Sustainable harvesting practices are employed meaning that only the baobab fruits that have fallen to the ground on their own are harvested. This kind of harvesting practice protects the trees from overharvesting and ensures the that the baobab fruit you are consuming is both mature and ripe, ripened as Nature intended.
VITAL HEALTH BENEFITS: Baobab fruit is eaten to boost health and vitality.* It is a good source of dietary fiber, with one serving containing 10% of the Daily Value. One serving of baobab fruit powder also contains 15% of the Daily Value of naturally-occurring vitamin C, making it a good source, and is low in total sugars containing only 1 gram of naturally-occurring sugars per tablespoon.
Baobab fruit is also known for its polyphenol (antioxidant)t and prebiotic properties which exert positive benefits on gut health in healthy adults and increase satiety.* Beverages made with baobab fruit powder are refreshing and extraordinarily thirst quenching. Ahhh!
DELICIOUS FLAVOR: Baobab is best described as having a sweet, tart-and-tangy taste. Depending on your taste buds, the flavor nuances have been described as pear with hints of caramel with subtle tones of grapefruit.
This superfruit adds delicious fun to plain water, homemade electrolyte drinks, smoothies, homemade ice cream, coconut yogurts, baked goods, and homemade energy bars.
HARD-CORE STANDARDS: Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, certified vegan by Vegan Action, certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, and certified kosher by Orthodox Union. Additionally, our TruGanic™ standard (lab tested for pesticides and GMOs (genetically modified ingredients) upon ingredient qualification ensures purity and quality. Free of fillers, binders, and flow agents; products are lab tested for botanical identity, heavy metals, microbiological activity, and gluten.
HIGHEST MANUFACTURING STANDARDS: Manufactured in the USA in an FDA registered facility. Recognized as NSF International/ANSI (American National Standards Institute) cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) certified manufacturing standards. Made in an organic, kosher, gluten-free, and vegan compliant facility.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.