Baobab is a tree that grows in africa, australia, and the middle east. Icons of the african savanna, the dry forests of madagascar, and australia’s kimberley region, baobabs are trees like no other. A thick, bottle-like trunk rises to support spindly branches. Baobabs are deciduous, and during the dry season (which can last up to nine months), the bare branches of a baobab resemble a gnarled root system, and make these trees look as if they were pulled up by the roots and pushed back in upsidedown. Reaching heights of about 12 metres (39 feet), the tree features the characteristically swollen trunk of the genus and bears compound leaves that are completely shed during drought periods. The white flowers are large, perfumed, and pollinated by hawk moths.
Baobab is “wild-harvested.” It is taken from its natural environment and dried naturally. The seeds are removed and ground into a powder that can be added to food products. Baobab fruit is edible, and baobab seed powder is used in foods because of its nutrients, possible health benefits, and as a natural preservative. It is a good source of vitamin c, potassium, carbohydrates, and phosphorus. It has a citrus flavor. Every part of the tree has traditionally been used as food, as medicine, or as the basis of clothing or household items.
Top 6 Benefits of Baobab Fruit and Powder
#1. Rich in important vitamins and minerals
#2. Helps to lose weight by promoting feelings of full weight
#3. Helps to balance blood sugar levels
#4. Antioxidant and polyphenol content reduces inflammation
#5. High fiber content promotes digestive health
#6. A great, nutritious addition to your diet – fresh or powdered
With a little creativity, there are limitless ways to enjoy baobab and take advantage of the unique health benefits that it has to offer.
Source :- theconversation.com ; britannica.com ; medicalnewstoday.com ; animals.sandiegozoo.org