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Research on Baobab Powder.  Find out the health benefits of Baobab powder and how to pick the best Baobab Fruit Powder.

Organic Baobab SuperFruit? Sure, If You Believe Talking Baobabs!

Sorry guys, been caught up in a few different things, so have not posted in a while.  I promise that will change in 2014.  It is looking like 2014 is going to be a big year for the Baobab Fruit, which as our regular readers know – we think is fantastic!

Is Baobab A SuperFruit?  Just Ask The Baobab Fruit!

There is always endless debate about SuperFruits and SuperFoods and we tend to stay out of it.  They are all just labels, which really don’t mean much – so why stress about it?  Well, I was doing some research on the Baobab Fruit and I came across this video and it made me LOL -

Check out the Baobab Fruit Talking About Being a SuperFruit -

You Heard it From the Mouth of Baobabs!

You got to admit, that was pretty fun.  In addition, those were actual photos of the Baobab Fruit – well done Limitless Good folks!  All kidding aside, the article they mention from Natural Products Insider was very interesting.  Here is the article.  Yes, the fact that the Baobab Fruit is picked as one of the top SuperFruits for 2014 is nice, but I really felt the Bioavailability information was the most interesting.

If You Don’t Absorb Nutrients, They Just Don’t Matter

We have talked at great length about the nutrients in the Organic Baobab Fruit, but none of that would matter if the Baobab fruit was not absorbed by the body.  This is why the Bioavailability information on the Baobab Fruit, in the article, is so important -

“Recent tests by Brunswick Laboratories indicate that baobab fruit powder’s bioavailability exceeds that of acai, pomegranate and grape seed extracts,” said Ray Vincenzo, public relations director for Baobab Foods. While those three extracts fall between 15 and 60 on the test scale, baobab fruit powder scored 220, Vincenzo said.”

The fact that the Baobab Fruit has a bioavailability of 220 is super and incredible.  This puts the Baobab fruit in a whole different world when compared to things like Acai and Pomegranate.  More than the raw antioxidants, fiber and nutrients, I would say this 220 bioavailability is what really makes the Baobab Fruit a superfruit or superfood.

Keep The Baobab Questions Coming

Please keep all the Baobab questions coming, we promise to be faster about answering things now!

 

 

The Facts On Organic Baobab Powder Health Benefits and Side Effects

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  One of the most common questions we get regarding Baobab Fruit Powder has to to with the real differences between brands.  In other words, will a less expensive brand of Baobab Fruit powder have any less nutrients than a  more expensive brand of Baobab Powder.  The answer is Yes, No, Maybe and It Depends :)

Seriously, You Do Tend To Get What You Pay For

We have talked at length about the differences between Baobab powders.  Take a look at this article if you need a quick refresher.   Clearly there is a big difference between brands of Baobab Fruit.   The problem is, you can’t always go by price.  Sometimes a less expensive Baobab powder is a better than a more expensive supplement, but in truth that is pretty rare.  As a general rule, the lower cost Baobab fruit powders do not have the same quality as the more costly baobab powders.  There are exceptions to that rule, but it is a decent rule to follow.

How Do Health Benefits Vary From Baobab Supplement To Supplement

Baobab powder made from Baobab Fruit that grows in Malawi has been shown to have 6 times the antioxidant levels of Baobab Fruit from other regions.  So, it is very important to know the source of the Baobab Fruit powder you are buying.

Obviously, if you buy a Baobab Fruit powder that has less antioxidants, you are going to see less health benefits.  This could explain why some people who have used an inexpensive Baobab powder, do not feel a big difference.  The supplement they are using may be much lower in antioxidants when compared to something like the Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder, which comes from Malawi.

In addition, you want to make sure your Baobab supplement has enough Baobab in it.  Now, this may sound obvious and silly, but some “Baobab Supplements” have just a small amount of Baobab Powder and then they are filled with other, less beneficial, ingredients.  We recommend a Baobab Powder supplement that provides at least 10 grams of Organic Baobab Fruit powder per serving.

Side Effects and the Baobab Powder

Pure Organic Baobab Fruit powder will be made with only Baobab fruit.  It is rare to have side effects when using Pure Baobab Fruit Powder,  just as it would be weird to have side effects from eating a bowl of blueberries. So, when you are using 100% Organic Baobab Powder, it is rare to have any side effects.

People who are reporting side effect from Baobab Fruit are probably using a Baobab supplement that has other ingredients in the mix.  This is just one more reason why we tell everyone to study the label.  You want to make sure you are getting Pure Baobab Fruit, with nothing else added.

Keep The Baobab Questions Coming

We love answering your Baobab Fruit related questions – please keep them coming!

 

Review: Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder I Guess Baobab and Funny Do Mix

As our regular readers know, we are big believers in the Baobab Fruit.  There is so much positive going on with this fruit from Africa.  You have the incredible nutritionals which we document in our article on Baobab Health Benefits.  You also have the very positive social story with the Baobab Fruit.  When you purchase Fairly Traded Baobab Fruit, you are helping the communities in Malawi have a better life.  Money is used to build schools and better the community.

The above is true with Baobab Fruit products in general, but then when you look at a specific brand like the Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder you get into even more great reasons to try the Baobab Fruit.  For each bottle of Limitless Baobab sold, Limitless Good donates money to provide 8 meals to people in need.   Clearly we are big fans of the Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder.

We Knew Baobab Fruit Was Great, But a Great Toy As Well?

We got a great kick out of watching this video review of the Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder done by DadDoesBlog on YouTube -

We love when companies factor some fun and humor into their product reviews.  One point we do want to second from that video – it really is easy to mix Baobab in pretty much any drink.  I know some people have used “green supplements” which tend to clump up in water and really do not mix well.  It can be a real challenge just trying to get them down.

The Limitless Baobab Fruit on the other hand mixes very well in water and really has a pleasant, but slightly sour taste to it.

Okay, watch the Baobab Fruit video, have a good laugh and we will be back soon with all new Baobab Fruit recipes.

 

Bioavailability of Baobab Powder Confirmed In New Report

Clearly we are big fans of the Baobab Fruit, but we have had a number of questions about how the Baobab Fruit does when turned into a powder.  One of the truly unique things about the Baobab Fruit is that the Baobab Pulp naturally dehydrates inside the shell.  This means you do NOT need to dry the Baobab Fruit at all to turn the Fruit Pulp into Fruit Powder.

What is The Problem With Drying A Fruit?

The problem is heat.  Most fruit pulps contain a large amount of water and you need to use heat to dry out the water and make the pulp into a powder.  Of course, once you expose a fruit to high heat, you start to kill off the nutrients in the fruit.  So, the fact that the Baobab Fruit does NOT have to be exposed to heat to be turned into a powder is very important.

What About the Bioavailability of Baobab Powder?

The next question is… Is the Baobab Powder bioavailable?  Baobab Foods has just finished doing testing at Brunswick Laboratories for bioavailability of Baobab Powder and the results are impressive.  It turns out the Bioavailability of Baobab Fruit powder exceeds that of acai, pomegranate and grape seed extracts. Simply put, Raw Organic Baobab Fruit Powder is absolutely absorbed in the body and the nutrients have full impact.

So, Do All Baobab Powders Have The Same Bioavailability?

No.  Our research indicates that Baobab that comes from Malawi has more nutrients that Baobab Fruit from other regions.  In addition, you want to find a Baobab Powder that is Organic and processed without heat.  We have been using the Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder for a number of months and find it to be fantastic.

Keep the Baobab questions coming – we love to answer them!

 

Baobab Powder, How To Pick The Best One?

Another post today based on questions we have received from readers.  It seems that people are having a hard time comparing Baobab Powder supplements and looking for some help.  No problem, we are here to help!

No, Not All Baobab Powders Are The Same

First, let’s be clear about one thing, not all Baobab powder supplements are the same.  There can be huge differences in the nutritional value of your Baobab pulp powder depending on how the supplement was processed and when the Baobab fruit was picked.

So, to help you find the best Baobab Powder – just ask these questions when shopping…

Is The Baobab USDA Certified Organic?

Buying Organic Baobab is the best way to go.  By having USDA Organic Baobab, you can be certain there are no pesticides in  your Baobab Fruit.

Is The Baobab Powder Raw and Whole Food?

You absolutely do NOT want a Baobab extract.  You want a Baobab powder that is made from the whole Baobab fruit pulp.

Is The Baobab Powder Naturally Dehydrated?

You do NOT want any Baobab powder that has been exposed to heat.  The less processed the Baobab fruit, the more health benefits you or going to see.

Is The Baobab Fruit Supplement Backed By Lab Testing?

Let’s be honest, talk is cheap.  You want to find a Baobab supplement that lab tests their product and is not afraid to publish the lab results.

Does the Baobab Pulp Powder Come in A Bottle?

I know this sounds weird, but we believe that bottles are better than bags.  You want your Baobab Powder to stay fresh and oxygen is the enemy.  A bottle is going to maintain freshness than a bag or pouch.

You Know Our Recommendation…

As you know from the ads on our site, we are big users of the Limitless Baobab Powder.  It is the most nutritious Baobab fruit powder we have ever used.  Of course, we love the social good they do as well.

Keep the questions coming…we love talking about Baobab!