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The African Superfood Revolutionizing Modern Wellness

At Adventure Farm, Baobab isn't just a superfood; it's a symbol of our commitment to holistic wellness. Baobab, also known as the "Tree of Life," holds a special place in our hearts and on our menu. As we dry and crush the baobab fruit ourselves, we infuse every ounce of its goodness into our offerings, ensuring that each sip or bite is brimming with its natural vitality.

 

If you're looking to add more nutrients to your diet, then look no further than BAOBAB! This powder is easy to use with a naturally sweet & tangy taste and is bursting with superfood benefits. So why is it so special and why should you be considering adding it to your pantry?

 

WHAT IS BAOBAB?

The Baobab Tree is perhaps one of the most well known and oldest trees in Africa which grows well in hot, dry areas. The tree is also known as the 'Tree of Life' and serves as a place of worship & healing throughout the African Savannah.

 

The Baobab Tree comes from the botanical family Malvaceae. The fruits on the tree are formed from elaborate white flowers which are pollinated by bats. The fruit has a hard, woody shell and has large seeds, the fruit powder and fibres inside.

 

Sustainable wild hand harvest is still used on this goodness - The Baobab fruit naturally dehydrates in its own husk, then the contents of the fruit pod are then crushed and sieved to produce the fine baobab powder. No freeze drying, pasteurizing or heat extraction needed, which means minimal nutrients are lost on its journey from the tree to your kitchen!

 

BAOBAB POWDER BENEFITS

But what makes baobab truly special goes beyond its delicious taste. This nutrient-packed powder is a powerhouse of health benefits, supporting not just physical well-being but also nurturing the mind and spirit. Did you know that the Baobab fruit has more antioxidants than pomegranate, more potassium than bananas and more vitamin C than oranges? Baobab has been celebrated in Africa for thousands of years because of its nutritional benefits.

 

Here are the top reasons why Baobab Powder is so super:

• High in fibre, providing more than 30% soluble fibre

• Rich in vitamins & minerals particularly vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium

• Packed with antioxidants and flavonoids - more than goji berries, pomegranate & blueberries!

• Powerfully probiotic which is beneficial for digestion and gut health

• Baobab is an hepatoprotective, which means that it protects and restore the liver thanks to the presence of compounds such as beta-sitosterol and beta-amyrin palmitate in its pulp.

• Supports healthy immune function

• It’s also has no GMOs and is gluten free.

• It is also an immunity booster with antioxidant and anti inflammatory benefits

• Helps to sustain energy and beat those 3pm chocolate cravings!

 

 

HOW TO USE BAOBAB POWDER

Baobab Powder has an exotic, light citrus flavour that can be added to almost anything!

1. Consider Incorporating Baobab Powder into Breakfast Dishes

No question about it, eating a bowl of steaming porridge enriched with baobab powder for breakfast is a great way to start a day. But there are also tons of other breakfast dishes that can benefit from a bit of baobab powder. In fact, you can add baobab powder to almost any breakfast dish: stir it into a smoothie bowl, sprinkle it on overnight oats, mix it into yogurt, or add it to your breakfast cereal.

 

2. Add Baobab Powder to Energy Bar Recipes

Made with ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruit, homemade energy bars deliver protein and energy, and they are the perfect healthy pick-me-up for when you need a snack in a hurry. If you add a bit of baobab powder to your favorite energy bar recipe, your power bars will also be loaded with vitamin C.

 

3. Use Baobab Powder to Add an Exotic Twist to Smoothies

Sneaking baobab powder into a smoothie is a great way to use baobab powder and to add nutrients and an exotic twist to your smoothies. 

 

4. Use Boabab Powder in Baking

Did you know that you can boost the texture of homemade breads by adding a small amount of vitamin C rich baobab powder? This is because vitamin C helps boost the action of yeast by providing a slightly acidic environment in which yeast thrives. Especially wholemeal breads, which typically do not rise as well as white bread, can benefit from a bit of baobab powder.

 

5. Add it to Sauces at the End of the Cooking Process

One of the easiest ways to incorporate baobab into your diet is to add a small amount of baobab powder to sauces. Like most other superfood powders, baobab powder dissolves better in thick liquids, such as sauces, than in thin liquids like juices or water. The best way to add baobab powder to sauces is to stir it into the sauce at the end of the cooking process, so you won't destroy too much of the heat-sensitive vitamin C it contains.

 

6.Promote healthy skin  

The high levels of antioxidants present in the baobab can also help you keep your skin healthy and radiant. Vitamin C not only helps you protect your skin from damages caused by UV, it also boosts collagen production, the protein responsible for skin elasticity. Calcium also plays an important role in improving skin barrier function, enhancing therefore the skin’s ability to retain moisture and stay hydrated for longer. This is one of the reasons why nutritionists recommend a calcium-rich diet to those who tend to suffer from dry skin. If you decide to include baobab powder into your beauty regimen, you should know that you can use it both as a natural ingredient to add to your healthy diet, and externally as a face mask.

Steps to DIY Face mask;

Just blend 1 tbsp of baobab powder with 1 tsp of honey and 1-2 tsp of water.

Apply on your face avoiding the eyes and the lips and massage for a few seconds.

Wait for 15 - 20 minutes and rinse with warm water and a soft cloth.

Complete your skin care routine by applying your regular moisturiser.

 

 

But the benefits of Baobab extend far beyond the physical realm. This ancient superfood has been revered for centuries for its ability to uplift and energize the spirit. At Adventure Farm, we believe that true wellness encompasses both body and mind, and Baobab's mood-boosting properties align perfectly with this holistic approach. Whether you're sipping a Baobab-infused smoothie or simply enjoying its presence in our serene surroundings, you'll feel the uplifting effect ripple through your entire being. Join us on a journey of vitality and renewal as we celebrate the transformative power of Baobab and embrace a holistic approach to wellness, one sip at a time.

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