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Shopping For Baobab Fruit Powder on Amazon.Com

From the emails we get, it appears that everyone likes to shop on Amazon.Com.  We have received a number of request to review the Baobab products being offered on Amazon, so figured we would do a quick post with some suggestions.

First, Why Shop For Baobab On Amazon.Com?

There are numerous sites that will sell you Baobab powder directly, so why buy from Amazon.Com?  A fair question for sure.  The primary reason to buy from Amazon is trust and security.  If you buy Baobab from a website you have never heard of, there are some issues.  First you need to provide your credit card to an unknown company.  Second, what happens if there is a problem, such as the Baobab Powder not being fresh, or past the expiration?

When you deal direct with a company you have to deal with their customer service and trust them to ship the Baobab as advertised.  On the other hand, when you buy from Amazon.Com you know that if there is any problem, you can easily return the product to Amazon.  You also know that Amazon is a legitimate company and your credit card information should be safe with them.  For these reasons, we understand why people want to shop on Amazon.

Finding the Best Baobab Fruit Powder on Amazon.Com

Here is what you should look for when comparing Baobab Powder products on Amazon -

  • Is the Baobab product 100% Certified USDA Organic?
  • Does The Baobab Powder Have Positive Reviews?
  • Is The Baobab Powder Made Without Exposure to Heat?
  • Is The Baobab Fruit Powder Free of Fillers and Other Ingredients?
  • Is The Baobab Powder Lab Tested For Antioxidant Levels?

We believe if you can find a product that answers YES to all the above questions, you are in good shape.  Things like this Baobab Pulp powder are excellent choices, as the supplement passes all the tests above.

One of the best things about buying Baobab Powder on Amazon is that you can always return it if you have a problem.

Keep The Questions Coming!

We love all your questions on the Baobab Fruit – keep them coming!

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 :)

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!

 

 

Baobab Fruit Recipes, More Than Just Smoothies

One of the questions we have been getting recently is – What Are Your Favorite Baobab Recipes?  This is a tough one to answer, since we love using Baobab in so many different ways.  Strangely, one of our favorite Baobab Recipes is also one of the easiest…

Limitless Lemonade – Baobab and Lemons, A Terrific Pair

The Baobab Fruit has a slightly sour and tangy citrus flavor.  We love to add 2 scoops of the Organic Limitless Baobab Powder to 8 ounces of Lemonade.  The folks at Limitless Good call it Limitless Lemonade.  It taste terrific and of course has all the nutrients that the Baobab Fruit provides.

Here is the complete Limitless Lemonade recipe – but you really don’t need it, since it is so simple.

Want More Baobab Recipes?  Here is A Great Source -

We could tell you, one by one, all of our favorite Baobab recipes, but why not just go direct to the source?  Take a look at all the Baobab Fruit Recipes here, you will see there is a lot more than just Baobab Smoothies.

If you are more of a visual learner, here is a great video on how to make a Baobab Smoothie -

Can You Bake with Baobab?

Yes, yes you can!  You can make Baobab cookies and Baobab brownies.  It is true that you loose some of the nutrients when you heat the Baobab fruit, but it still has plenty of antioxidants and fiber – even after you bake it.

Experiment With Baobab and Tell Us Your Favorite Recipes

You really can’t go wrong when getting the Baobab Fruit into your diet.  Experiment with the Baobab Fruit and try a few different variations.  Baobab tends to go well with other citrus fruits, so keep that in mind when making your recipes.

Do us a favor, if you come up with a great new Baobab recipe, drop us a line and let us know!

 

Organic Baobab Supplements, How To Pick The Best One?

By now, most of our readers are convinced that they should incorporate Organic Baobab Fruit powder into their diet.  Check the articles on the Baobab Fruit health benefits on this site and you will see why we think Baobab should be part of anyones diet.  The fruit is bursting with antioxidants, packed with vitamins and minerals and is 50% heart healthy fiber.

But Which Baobab Supplement Should We Use?

This is probably the most common question we get it here.  Everyone wants to know what Baobab supplement has the most nutrients and will produce the highest level of health benefits.  We have both a short and long answer for this question.

The short answer is – Limitless Baobab from Limitless Good.  The Limitless Baobab is 100% Organic and contains only Baobab Fruit Pulp powder, with no fillers or other ingredients.  We have used it for months and it has more nutrients than any other Baobab we have tested.  In addition, the company does some great things to help charities, so that is a big bonus.

The longer answer is – do your research and ask the right questions.  Here are the questions you want to ask to any company that makes a Baobab Supplement -

Is your Baobab 100% Certified Organic?

Do you have lab testing to show the nutrient levels in your supplement?

Do you test for heavy metals?

Can I See All The Lab Tests?

Do You Let the Baobab Dehydrate in The Shell?

Is Your Baobab Sustainable and Fairly Traded?

If they can answer yes to all of the above questions – you have found a good Baobab Supplement.

Do Your Research and Always Ask Questions

One of the most important pieces of advice we can give – pick up the phone and call a Baobab Supplement company.  Ask your questions and see what they say.  If they don’t want to answer your questions, move on to another company.

Speaking of questions – keep them coming.  We love hearing your questions on Baobab, so please ask away and we will answer to the best of our ability.

 

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!

 

The Health Benefits of Baobab Powder, The Sum Is Greater Than Its Parts

Baobab Sum of its Parts

As we have discussed in our articles on the nutrients in the Baobab Fruit, Baobab is packed with antioxidants.  We explain how an Organic Baobab Fruit Powder like Limitless Baobab Powder has 1,400 ORAC per gram.  As a serving is 12 grams, you get an incredible 16,800 ORAC per serving, which is about 10 x as much as the average American gets in their diet per day.

The problem is, we may have created a misconception by focusing on ORAC numbers in the Baobab Fruit.  We have received a number of emails from readers who will find a supplement that has 1,600 ORAC per gram and then figure this supplement will have more health benefits than the Baobab fruit.  This is not the case.

When It Comes To Baobab, The Sum is Greater Than Its Parts

If a company goes into the lab and creates a product, or makes an extract that has 1,600 ORAC per gram…that is all it has.  They have created a substance that delivers high ORAC values.  That has some benefit, but what that supplement is lacking is phytonutrients, phytochemicals and micronutrients.

The Baobab Fruit is more than just a high antioxidant fruit.  If you were to extract just the phytonutrients in the Baobab Fruit that gave it a 1,400 ORAC per gram, you would be missing out on a huge amount of nutrients.  You would lose the heart healthy fiber, the potassium, the iron, the calcium and more.  It is all the nutrients in the Baobab fruit – the micronutrients and phytonutrients that make Baobab Fruit so healthy.  If you just focus on the ORAC number, you are missing out on so much of what makes the Baobab Fruit special.

Raw, Whole Food Baobab Powder Is Key

The other big takeaway here is that you need to go with a Raw, Whole Food, unprocessed Baobab Powder.  Stay away from Baobab extracts as they will not have the complete nutritional profile of the Baobab Fruit.

We have become big fans of the Limitless Baobab – in addition to being 100% Organic, Raw, Whole Food Baobab Powder, the Limitless Good company is fantastic.  For every bottle of Limitless Baobab sold, they will donate 8 meals to people in need.  A really neat idea – Do Good, Feel Good, Laugh Loud

Baobab Research Videos

If you prefer to learn about Baobab from watching videos over reading.  Here are two great Baobab videos -

What Is Baobab

The Health Benefits of Baobab

Keep the questions on Baobab coming – we love to talk all things Baobab!

 

Baobab Fruit Powder Gets Big in Britain, UK Going Baobab SuperFood Crazy?

Britain gave us the Beatles, now it’s giving us Baobab???

Well, not exactly.  If you have spent some time on this site, you know that the Baobab fruit is native to Africa, so Britain and the UK are not responsible for introducing the world to the Baobab fruit. Where the UK and Britain are playing a big role is in eating the Baobab fruit!

In an article in the Mirror UK it was reported that Baobab fruit supplement sales are up 200% in the past year in the UK.  You have celebrity chefs cooking and making recipes that use the Baobab fruit powder.  It is becoming clear that the UK is the place where Baobab fruit is receiving the most attention.

Why is the Baobab Fruit So Popular in the UK?

It seems as if the UK media has done a good job on educating consumers about the health benefits of the Baobab fruit.  Here is a quote from the Mirror UK article -

“Found across sub-Saharan Africa, the small, melon-like fruit grows on the legendary upside down tree, named because it looks like it has been stuck in the ground with its roots pointing skyward.
Inside, the fruit is packed with a dry powder that contains three times more anti-oxidants than blueberries and six times more potassium than a banana. It also contains thiamin and vitamin B6 – all known to benefit general health. Baobab is used by those in the know to ward off cancer, heart disease, wrinkles, diabetes, fight colds, tummy upsets and boost the immune system.”

Are All Baobab Fruit Powders The Same?

Based on the recent press Baobab has been getting, we expect many consumers will run out and pick up any Baobab supplement they can find.  We strongly caution against this.  Baobab Fruit powder needs to be certified Organic, tested for bacteria and processed without heat so the nutrients remain intact.

Recently we have been using the Limitless Baobab Fruit supplement and love it.  We love that it is 100% Certified Organic and contains no other ingredients.

Do your own research, but just make sure the Baobab powder you buy is pure and free of any bacteria.

 

What Is The Correct Dosage For Baobab Fruit?

One of the questions we have been getting more frequently goes along these lines…

What is the best dosage for a Baobab Fruit Supplement?

Before we answer this, we want to be clear about a few terms and definitions.  First off, by asking about dosage, it implies that Baobab Fruit is a drug or medicine.  Organic Baobab Fruit, even if you have it in powdered form, is simply a fruit.  Just as you would not really talk about dosage for blueberries, dosage for Baobab fruit does not make much sense.

The other term we need to talk about is “supplements”.  Technically, a 100% Pure Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, with absolutely nothing else added to it is not a dietary supplement.  This type of Baobab Fruit product would just be a dried fruit powder.  Again, not the type of thing that would have a dosage.

Maybe Serving Size is Better Than Dosage With Baobab Fruit

All of that being said, we think that talking about a correct serving size for Organic Baobab Fruit Pulp powder makes more sense than a dosage.  In terms of serving size, our research indicates that you should aim for 6-12 grams per serving.

In 12 grams of Organic Baobab Fruit you are getting a full 6 grams of fiber.  If you go much over 12 grams of Baobab Fruit per serving, you end up with a ton of fiber.  For some people this is fine, but for others, having this much fiber at once can cause problems.

By staying in the 6-12 gram range for Baobab fruit you are getting between 8,400 and 16,800 ORAC, which is an incredible amount of antioxidants. In addition you are getting high levels of Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium.

Can You Take Too Much Baobab Fruit Powder?

Just as you can’t eat too many blueberries or strawberries, you really can’t eat too much Baobab Fruit.  While it is true if you have high amounts of fiber in one serving, you might be spending some extra time in the bathroom, that is not always a bad thing!

Overall, rather than focusing on dosage or serving size of Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, we recommend that consumers spend their time trying to find the most pure and potent Baobab Fruit Powder.