Baobab grows in many villages in Africa and has long been considered the “tree of life”. It has a deep spiritual meaning for the communities around it. The history of the baobab is as long as the history of man, so it is not surprising that the literal translation of the baobab is “the time when mankind was born.” Spiritual ceremonies, village gatherings, salvation from the scorching sun – all this takes place under the massive crown of a thousand-year-old tree. Baobabs are so revered that they are often given human names or given the name, which means. It is believed that the spirits of the ancestors move into different parts of the Baobab and saturate the leaves, seeds and fruits of the tree with nutrition. Baobab fruit has traditionally been used medicinally to treat stomach pain, fever and malaria. It is widely believed in the villages that the baobab fruit is a pain reliever and even helps with arthritis. A UN study showed that fruits mixed with water,. Baobab fruit with water is also widely used as a milk substitute. Recent scientific studies have provided a deeper understanding of the nutritional value of the fruit, namely: 1) Large amount of antioxidantssuperior to goji or acai berries.
2) Wonderful source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium and calcium.
3) Stimulation of the immune system. One serving of Baobab powder (2 tablespoons) contains 25% of the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin C.
4) A storehouse of fiber. The baobab fruit is almost half made up of fiber, 50% of which is soluble. Such fibers contribute to heart health, reduce the likelihood of insulin resistance.
5) Prebiotics. It’s no secret that a healthy intestine is the key to good health of the body as a whole. The word “probiotic” is familiar to many, but no less significant are prebiotics, which promote the growth of symbiotic (friendly to us) microflora. 2 tablespoons of Baobab Powder is 24% of the recommended dietary fiber.