The benefits of tasty baobab
Also known as 'trees of life', baobab trees grow in some regions of Africa, Arabia, Australia and Madagascar. They can grow up to 30 meters in height, last up to 1000 years and their fruits are appreciated both for their citrus flavor and for the benefits they present. Several parts of the plant are edible and used in traditional medicine.
Föld uses the dried pulp of the baobab. It has a light, citrusy, spicy and sweet flavor. There are those who find it a combination of grapefruit, vanilla and pear.
Baobab is rich in vitamins and minerals
Baobab has a wide range of nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, fiber, vegetable proteins and essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.
Baobab is extremely rich in antioxidants. Compared to açaí and goji berries, it has twice as many nutrients. Antioxidants are molecules that prevent free radicals from damaging or causing cell death in our body.
The antioxidant capacity of Baobab is 109µmol, compared to Açai, which is 17.15µmol.
The amount of vitamin C present in Baobab is greater than that present in orange for the same amount (Baobab: 67mg; Orange 53.2mg).
Did you know that baobab has more vitamin C than the same amount of orange?
Vitamin C contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and protection against unwanted oxidation.
Antioxidants play an important role in strengthening the immune system, preventing infections and diseases resulting from heart disease, tumors or autoimmune diseases.
Vitamin C contributes to the normal formation of collagen for normal skin function. The richness in Vitamin C is also great for the skin. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen in the skin. This molecule is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. In addition to being very important for the functioning of the joints.
Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Vitamin C also helps to ensure that energy is slowly released throughout the day, preventing us from feeling tired at a certain point in the day. It thus promotes great availability of energy for physical and mental activities.
Vitamin C can help iron absorption
Iron deficiency is the most common dietary problem across the world. We often end up trying to get more iron in our diet, through food or supplements. However, many people don't know that vitamin C is absolutely essential for iron absorption.
Antioxidants can reduce inflammation and have an antioxidant effect on the body
Baobab is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, nutrients that protect cells from oxidation and reduce inflammation. Baobab is known as one of the fruits with the highest concentration of antioxidants.
Fiber can be a good help for those who want to lose weight
Fiber promotes slower emptying of the stomach, prolonging the feeling of satiety after meals. Some studies argue that daily consumption of 14g of fiber alone can reduce calorie consumption by 10% and promote a loss of around 2kg over a period of 4 months.
Fiber can also contribute to normal digestion.
Baobab is rich in calcium
Baobab is also rich in calcium, containing for the same amount twice the calcium present in cow's milk ( Baobab : 345mg; Cow's milk: 113mg). In addition to this, it is rich in magnesium, which contributes to muscle recovery.
Calcium consumption is essential for our body. Calcium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and normal muscle function. Calcium is also necessary for the maintenance of normal bones and normal teeth.
A tasty and very versatile fruit
Baobab is one of the ingredients in our Föld Imuno Baobab & Lucuma mix .