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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!

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!

 

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!

 

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 Makes Baobab Fruit So Super?

If you read our Baobab Fruit article you can see all the incredible nutrients that the Baobab Fruit has to offer. Sure, it has 6x the Vitamin C of Oranges, Double the Antioxidants of the mighty Acai Berry and more magnesium and potassium, ounce for ounce than the bananas – but to us, that is NOT what makes the Baobab fruit a superfruit.

Processing Is Kryptonite To Superfruits!

You see, there are plenty of fruits that have great nutrients…when they are on the tree.  The problem is, most of the so-called super foods that we try are processed.  The fruits are spray-dried or heated to get them from their natural fruit form into a powder or supplement.  It is during this processing that many super foods and super fruits lose their super powers.

Baobab fruit is one of the only fruits that actually dehydrates in the shell!  Take a look at this photo of the Baobab fruit -

Baobab Fruit

See those little white nuggets?  That is actually the Baobab Fruit Pulp.  Inside the shell, the Baobab Pulp dehydrates, so when you crack it open you get these little dry pieces of Baobab Fruit pulp.  To turn the Baobab Fruit pulp into a powder, all you have to do is crush the large pieces.  Absolutely no heat or drying techniques is used.

The fact that Baobab naturally dehyrdates in the shell, this is what makes Baobab Fruit Super!  All of the nutrients remain when you buy a 100% Organic Baobab Fruit Powder supplement that is made with Organic Baobab and no processing.

Is It Also Important to Find Organic Baobab Fruit?

Absolutely yes!  Baobab Fruit needs to be certified Organic, otherwise you can not be sure what chemicals are in the Baobab Fruit pulp.  It may cost a little more, but make sure your Baobab Fruit Powder is USDA Certified Organic.

Have Questions on Baobab Fruit? Fire Away

We have received great feedback from our readers and we can’t wait to hear more.  Is there something about Organic Baobab Fruit that still does not make sense?  Have a question that is not answered on our site?  Just hit us up on the Contact Us page and let us know.  We love talking about the Baobab Fruit and will do our best to answer your questions.