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 -
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