Baobab

Baobab Fruit Pulp Powder

Baobab has been Africa’s best kept secret – until now! It’s hit the UK and US shores with a force to be reckoned with and has become one of the THE superfoods that everyone is talking about and is adding to their diet. And here I am going to talk about why and how you can implement this into your diet.

So let’s start with why Baobab is the superfood literally on everyone’s lips! This fruit can be devoured fresh but also comes in powder form. The Baobab fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy diet. It is high in vitamin C which is a big fat tick in my box. Vitamin C is really going to help keep your heart healthy and can help to prevent varicose veins, it also helps you to form collagen and elastin (wrinkle banishing shiz!). If that hasn’t sold you then let’s continue; vitamin C helps to cleanse your liver and is a great detoxifier as well as really boosting your immune system. We all know that we need micronutrients i.e. minerals in our diet, now the baobab fruit doesn’t contain all of the minerals you need in your diet but it does have a lot! It’s loaded with calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc and potassium. Potassium is great because it helps to promote a healthy nervous system, and your nervous system is linked to how your stomach works during the whole digestive process, so if your nervous system is working your stomach can do it’s job properly and you will have a happy and healthy gut!

Okey dokey, so I think I’ve covered why you should jump on the baobab bandwagon, now let’s talk about how you can get this superfood into your diet. I am the first person to admit I dislike fruit. It is something I have always struggled to eat because of the texture, so the fact that baobab comes in powder form is perfect for me. I’ve been adding it to my protein shakes, you can pop it in with your smoothies, you can add it in with your baking, sprinkle it over your oats, or even pop it in with any raw cacao desserts you’ve been making. You can quite easily pop it anything that takes your fancy! Just bear in mind that I found it had quite a sharp zesty flavour, so maybe dip your finger in and have a taste before you start adding it to your meals, you don’t want to add too much and be in for a shock!

Love Roo xx

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