Baobab is a powdered fruit that grows in Africa which tastes sweet and citrusy. Personally I find it so versatile as I can use it in porridge or smoothies and one of my favourites is mixing it with coconut oil and lemon juice to make a lovely citrusy baobab frostingThe biggest nutritional punch in this fruit is the Vitamin C and antioxidant capacity mainly found in the pulp. Per 10g of baobab (depending on the brand/batch) it has approx. 28-37% of your RDI of vitamin C!! The leaves and other parts of the fruit contain other nutrients eg. magnesium and calcium but it is mainly the pulp that forms most powders.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408390701856330?journalCode=bfsn20I also think it’s a great ingredient that adds depth of flavour to food and increases diet variety, so I encourage anyone to consider consuming organic baobab powder & not to be afraid of it because of its funny name. Remember, the more we demand good, natural products from companies the more the supply will have to increase, making it easier in the future for healthy products to be more readily available, plus you’ll be helping African families get a better income.
Makes 8 balls
70g mixed nuts
30g mixed seeds
approx. 50ml pineapple juice
30g baobab powder
Shredded coconut for rolling if desired
|Bountiful baobab balls!|
Take teaspoons of the mix and roll into balls and then into the coconut
Keep in the fridge to ensure they stay fresh