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The Benefits of Baobab


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  • Indigenous to Africa and other hot climates, baobab fruit has been used as a food and medicine for millennia and contains many highly nutritious vitamins and minerals
  • Vitamin C in baobab powder helps your body with normal energy release, improved immune function and healthy, glowing skin, and the high fiber content acts as a prebiotic, helping to maintain optimal gut bacteria
  • Two-thirds of the fiber in baobab powder is soluble and the other third is insoluble, making it a powerful and highly bioavailable prebiotic so your body can absorb and make use of the nutrients more quickly and easily
  • Having fed and healed vast populations for centuries, the West is now discovering the many advantageous nutrients that are contained in this ancient, citrus-flavored fruit, most often ground into powder for easy addition to food

By Dr. Mercola

If you should visit the markets across the African continent, you'd find an interesting looking fruit harvested from the baobab tree (pronounced bay'-oh-bahb, emphasizing the first syllable) has earned not just popularity in its native regions but superfood status worldwide. A member of the silk-cotton family (Adansonia digitata), the baobab tree typically reaches as high as 90 feet and 60 feet wide, with a broad trunk.

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