(Adansonia digitata), also called monkey bread, naturally dried and reduced to powder.
It is the only fruit in the world to dry naturally on the branch during the period of maturation, the seeds of the baobab are then harvested manually, then the calabashes which contain the pulp are broken, the seeds contained in the pulp are removed, and finally crush it and sieve it.
The baobab fruit is composed of a floury white pulp containing a black seed.
The flavor of these fruits, both tangy and slightly sweet, can be reminiscent of grapefruit.
This powder is mixed with water to make what is called in Wolof, the language of Senegal, bouye juice, or baak in the Serer language, a delicious drink, very refreshing and excellent for health.
In Senegal, this juice is prepared by macerating the fresh fruit in water for hours, then often it is mixed with sugar and a hint of milk. Along with bissap (hibiscus juice) and café touba (coffee with black pepper from Guinea), it is the Senegalese national drink.
Baobab powder is mainly used as a food supplement. Particularly rich in fiber and nutrients, it should be used sparingly. Do not abuse it! Ideally, it is recommended to consume between five (5) and fifteen (15) grams per day, which is equivalent to three (3) teaspoons maximum. Add your baobab powder to a drink (water, fruit juice, etc.) or use it in capsules or tablets to swallow. Know that you can also use this powder for your dishes, because of its slightly tangy and sweet taste. It is compatible with different dishes and drinks such as cereal bars, cakes or smoothies, for example.
If you start a baobab cure to fight against fatigue and get back in shape, give preference to morning intakes. You will enjoy its benefits throughout the day, and will not interfere with the quality of your sleep. At the same time, you should know that baobab powder can also be used in external applications. It is added to products (lotions, creams, masks, shampoo) to deeply nourish the skin and hair. There are also some natural multivitamin food supplements that contain, among other things, Baobab powder in order to benefit from the vitamins and antioxidants of this one.
It contains: Iron which plays an essential role in the transport of oxygen and the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin A which ensures good vision and promotes bone growth.
Phosphorus which is one of the components of cell membranes and allows the phosphocalcic balance of the organism.
By chromatography, we also notice the presence of Beta-sitosterol, a compound of the family of phytosterols which, in the intestine, competes with cholesterol and reduces its passage in the blood. Cholesterol is then eliminated in the stool and its blood level decreases.
To fortify naturally
Fight against stomach foods
A powerful febrifuge
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Fight against tooth decay
Treats osteoarthritis and polyarthritis