The baobab is a tree that grows in some parts of Africa, Australia, and Middle Eastern countries. It produces a pod fruit with a citrus-like flavor that enthusiasts can eat fresh or grind into a powder and used as a dietary supplement. For centuries, people native to the regions in which the baobab tree grows have used the leaves, bark, and seeds to treat a range of health conditions. Though there is not much medical research into the plant, we should not discount the nutritional and health benefits of baobab fruit.
Baobab fruit contains a wide range of nutrients. In particular, it is very high in vitamin C. Nutritionists estimate a 40 gram serving of baobab fruit pulp contains between 84-100% of the recommended daily amount of this essential vitamin -- significantly more than oranges. Furthermore, baobab leaves contain high levels of calcium, and both the fruit pulp and the leaves are rich in anti-oxidants.
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.