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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.