What Is Baobab?
Baobab fruit is sourced from Africa, growing in popularity and widely used in nutritional supplements, capsules and food products with many claiming it to be the latest superfood. The baobab fruit is grown on a tree, ripened for a period of time and picked at the perfect moment. Each pod is removed from the tree and the pulp of the fruit is taken and dried, before being ground down into a powder for consumption. More powerful than super fruits pomegranate, blueberries and raspberries, baobab is boasting huge levels of electrolytes and antioxidants as well as being packed with fibre.
Baobab fruit reportedly contains high levels of iron, magnesium, vitamin c, potassium and calcium which has led it to becoming a firm favourite with dieters enhancing their nutritional intake, with its power to slowly release energy, boost your immune system and give you glowing skin.
How beneficial can baobab be?
The nutrition supplements are also over 50% fibre, both soluble and insoluble, making it a powerful prebiotic. It also contains more antioxidants than any whole fruit in the world.
With a slower energy release, the baobab supplement will give you an balanced boost throughout the day and stop you from falling asleep in the afternoon! This control of fatigue will also maintain a good metabolism level, allowing your body to function at a steady rate.
Another great way the body uses such a high amount of vitamin C (33% of your daily need in one serving) is that your immune system is in great shape. Fighting off common colds and flus that will often slow you down, your body will be ready for anything.
Baobab is very hard to come across in its raw form in the UK, but capsules of the vitamin rich baobab fruit are available at Forza.