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Has The Baobab Fruit Finally Become The Baobab Superfruit?

Baobab Superfruit

When does it happen?  Is there a special SuperFruit ceremony where deserving fruits get their cape and swear to use their powers for Good and not Evil?  Will we all get to say to the Baobab Fruit – “wow, I knew you when you were just a highly nutritious fruit.”  But I also worry, will the Baobab Fruit transforming into the Baobab SuperFruit go to its head?  Will the Baobab fruit develop a huge ego and then be like one of those annoying people that no one wants to stand next to at a party.  Then I remember, the Baobab Fruit doesn’t have a head…

The Baobab Superfruit – Still The Baobab Fruit To Me

Yes we are having a little bit of fun here, but it does seem like the media and science journals have finally discovered what we have all known for years….The Baobab Fruit is packed with nutrients and has tremendous health benefits if you make it part of your regular diet.

Now we have numerous sources declaring the Baobab Fruit is now the Baobab Superfruit.  In case you missed it, here is quick recap of the superfood coverage…

First you have this very funny video from Limitless Good about the Baobab Fruit becoming the Baobab Superfruit -

We wrote about the Baobab Fruit as Baobab Superfruit in this post.  Then there was this piece about the Baobab Fruit being named the #1 Orphan Crop and why that is actually a very good thing.

The overall theme in all this coverage?  The Baobab Fruit has very impressive nutritional content and consuming it can have major health benefits.

So, What Make a Fruit a SuperFood?

We have no idea!  Terms like SuperFruit and SuperFood have no scientific definition.  One man’s Superfood may be another man’s “really good food”.  Our point is that these labels are all very subjective and really don’t mean much.

What absolutely does matter is how a fruit or food makes you feel.  If a fruit or food makes you feel super, then we would call it a super food!  Our advice, try some Organic Baobab Fruit Powder and see how you feel.  We clearly love the Limitless Baobab and do recommend you give it a try,  They have a 100% Money Back Guarantee, so give it a shot and if you don’t like it – just send it back.  My guess, you will feel like putting on a cape and defending justice once you try the Baobab Fruit :)

Baobab Fruit: Interesting Facts and Figures on Nutrition and Health Benefits

Baobab Fruit

There has been plenty of discuss about the Baobab fruit recently in the news.  Is it the next big Superfruit?  Does it cure various aliments?  In truth, the Baobab fruit is an incredibly nutritious fruit, that is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, potassium and other nutrients.  Does that make the Baobab fruit a Superfruit?  Who knows, as they is no scientific definition of a super fruit.

Fast Facts and Figures on the Baobab Fruit

If you are interested in learning more about the Baobab fruit, we highly recommend you check out our article on Organic Baobab Fruit Research. That article provides details about both Baobab fruit pulp and Baobab fruit powder.

Still, we understand that some people just want the quick bulleted facts on the Baobab Fruit, so here you go, everything you wanted to know about the Baobab Fruit in under 60 seconds…

  • Baobab Fruit Powder Has An ORAC of Over 1,400 per gram
  • ORAC is used to measure the antioxidant levels in foods
  • Baobab Fruit has more than DOUBLE the antioxidant levels of Acai and Goji berries
  • More Than 6 times the antioxidant levels of Cranberries, Blueberries and Pomegranates
  • More Than 6 times the Potassium of a Banana
  • More Than 6 times the Vitamin C of Oranges
  • Baobab Fruit is 50% Heart Healthy Fiber
  • Ounce for Ounce, As Much Magnesium As Coconut Water
  • Twice as Much Calcium as Milk

You have to admit, those are some pretty impressive facts about the Baobab Fruit

Buyer Beware, Search for Certified Organic Baobab Fruit Powder

Unfortunately, there are less than honest companies who are trying to take advantage of the positive media surrounding the Baobab fruit.   Here in the US, it is not possible to get the whole Baobab fruit – shell and all, so your options are Baobab fruit powder or Baobab fruit pulp.  Both are good options, just make sure you get certified Organic Baobab Fruit and that is has been tested to be free of any harmful ingredients.  As Baobab grown wild in Africa on the Tree of Life, some companies have bee selling rotted Baobab fruits, which contain no nutritional value.

As they say, Buyer Beware!

We have been using the 100% Organic Limitless Baobab Fruit Powder and have been very impressed.  The quality is outstanding and we love that they make all their lab testing available so you know they have the best baobab fruit powder.

Organic Baobab Fruit Benefits

Over the past few weeks, you may have heard some news reports about the Baobab fruit.  Perhaps you were told Baobab is a superfruit from Africa that has endless health benefits.  Of course, this is the internet, so who knows if anything you read here is true!

To help clear the confusion about the Baobab fruit, we will go over what exactly Baobab fruit really is and what, if any, health benefits can you get from eating Baobab.

The 2 Minute History of the Baobab Tree and Baobab Fruit

Let’s start at the top – how do you pronounce Baobab?  It is pronounced “Bey-Oh-Bab“.  Well, there you go – everything you need to know about Baobab…

Just kidding!  Okay, here is the amazingly quick history on Baobab.  The Baobab fruit grows on the Adansonia, a genus of eight species of tree, of which six are native to Madagasca and one is native to mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Just because you may see various names for the Baobab tree – here are the most common alternative names –  tree of life, boab, boaboa, tabaldi, bottle tree, upside-down tree, and monkey bread tree. 

The Baobab tree has been around for thousands of years, and it is not uncommon to find 150-1,000 year old trees across Africa.  The tree has a very funny look, as it is leafless most of the year, with its branches looking like roots in the year.  This is how it earned the nickname of Upside Down Tree.

Learning About the Baobab Fruit and Its Nutrients

The Baobab fruit looks almost like a strange shaped coconut.  There is a hard shell that must be cracked open to reach the Baobab fruit pulp.  The very interesting thing about the Baobab fruit pulp is that it is dry – again, almost like coconut flesh.  The important point here is that you do NOT need to process the Baobab fruit to turn it into Baobab fruit powder.  You simply remove the Baobab seeds and mill the Baobab fruit powder.  No heat is introduced and this is key, so the nutrients are not killed.

The Baobab fruit is absolutely packed with nutrients.  Here are the highlights on a gram for gram basis -

  • 10 Times The Antioxidants of Oranges
  • 6 Times More Antitoxidants than blueberries 
  • 2.5 Times The Antioxidants of Goji Berries
  • More Antioxidants Than The Acai Berry
  • 6 times the Vitamin C found in oranges.
  • 4 times more potassium than a banana.
  • More calcium than milk.
  • More magnesium than spinach.

Baobab Fruit Health Benefits

As you can see from the nutrient highlights, the Baobab fruit is truly a Superfruit.  What health benefits can you see from all the nutrients in Organic Baobab fruit?

  • Increased energy levels
  • Improve Skin tone
  • Reduce the signs of aging
  • Improve Digestive Function
  • Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure Levels
  • Improve Overall Wellness
  • Increase Endurance

 What Is The Best Way To Take Baobab Fruit For Maximum Health Benefits?

The first thing you want to do is make sure you are getting Organic Baobab Fruit.  You need to stay away from any Baobab powder or fruit pulp that is not certified organic.  In terms of Baobab fruit powder versus Baobab fruit pulp – both are excellent choices.  We will address the differences between Organic Baobab fruit powder vs Organic Baobab Fruit Pulp in a future article, but both forms of Baobab will get you tremendous health benefits.