We asked award-winning African superfood experts Aduna about baobab, so we know why we’re including this new ingredient in recipes as well as how best to do it!
1) What actually is Baobab and where does it come from?
Baobab is a 100% organic and natural fruit from Africa. Grown in 32 different countries across the continent, it is the only fruit in the world that dries naturally on the branch, producing an incredibly nutrient-dense superfruit powder.
2) Why is Baobab so good for us?
Baobab is a rich source of vitamin C – a single serving provides 33% of your daily requirement, it’s almost 50% fibre (both soluble and insoluble) and contains more antioxidants than any fruit in the world. Taking baobab powder everyday supports:
• Immune function
• Energy release
• Skin health
As it is a natural wholefood, our bodies can absorb the nutrients in baobab more easily than manufactured vitamin supplements, ensuring a greater uptake.
3) How can you incorporate Baobab into your diet?
Unlike many other superfoods and supplements, Baobab is delicious and is very easy to add into your daily diet. Aduna’s Baobab Powder has a delicious sweet, citrussy flavour, often described as a tangy sherbet. It’s perfect to boost smoothies, breakfasts or healthy sweet treats. We love it simply added to warm lemon water in the morning.
Here is our list of the best baobab recipes, tried and tested at our own tables:
1- Deliciously Ella’s Oaty Smoothie
2- Calgary Avansino’s Brown Rice Coconut Porridge
3- Deliciously Ella’s Fizzy Truffles
Tell us your favourite ways to use baobab on social media, with #BestBaobabRecipe and @yellowkitebooks.