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10 Remarkable Benefits Of Baobab Powder

23 Jun 2022

Baobab is a fruit that grows on what many call, 'The Tree Of Life' - The Baobab Tree. It is a versatile tree and brims with benefits. Baobab Trees live for thousands of years and can average up to 75 feet in height and 16 feet in diameter. Gus, the African Plant Hunter, tells us it is one of the oldest living organisms still around. 

The benefits of Baobab are truly vast and we want to take you through them so you don't miss out on getting onto, as we like to call it, 'The Baobab Bandwagon'

  1. First, and foremost, Baobab is one of the richest sources of vitamin C!

    Baobab has 6 times more vitamin C than oranges!

    We all know vitamin C is crucial but do we know why? Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of our body. It also protects you against immune deficiencies.

  2. It can help you digest better! 

    In other words, it optimizes digestion. 43% of the UK population have experienced some type of indigestion at lease once in their life. Sadly only some of them seek medical help or work on improving some lifestyle habits.

    Despite the 'gut health' boom in recent years, very few people eat enough fiber. Adding baobab to any of your favourite dishes, desserts or drinks is a great, convenient option to get your daily fiber in take.

    Out of the 100g of Dhow's Organic Boabab Fruit Powder, 52g of it is purely fiber. Boabab is high in both soluble & insoluble fiber and both play a huge role in digestion.

  3. It is a great source of calcium! 

    Baobab contains 2 times the calcium of milk!

    Calcium plays a huge role in the health of bones, teeth and skin. Baobab powder contains the maximum calcium content compared to any other plant-based sources. It, therefore, is a rich source of calcium for vegan foodies! 

  4. Rich in prebiotic fiber

    Prebiotic fiber is essentially non-digestible fibers that are also known as soluble fiber. They get passed down the gut, undigested and contribute to the health of the gut microbiome, aka the friendly gut bacteria.

    You may have heard of probiotics, that are usually advised after we have just completed an antibiotics dose. These are live gut bacteria that reside in the gut microbiome, supporting digestion and immune health. Prebiotics, therefore, act as food for these live bacteria and increase gut biodiversity. 

  5. Baobab for glowing skin!

    Baobab contains more antioxidants than any other fruit. In fact, it even has double the amount of antioxidants than goji berries, blueberries and pomegranates combined! 

    The antioxidants combined with the high amount of vitamin C boosts collagen production. Collagen increases blood flow to the skin, improves elasticity and contributes to ageing - it plays a very important role towards healthy skin!

  6. Great for iron absorption...

    One of the most common issues worldwide; iron deficiency. Leaving so many of you taking iron supplements or foods that are high in iron but not maximising absorption! Vitamin C plays a huge role in helping the body absorb iron.

    An example of a great combination would be our organic Moringa Powder with a fix of vitamin C from our organic Baobab Powder. 

  7. Looking to lower blood sugar?

    Baobab is a prebiotic that contains a high soluble fiber percentage. This is extremely beneficial for those struggling with lowering their blood sugars because it slows down the release of sugars into the bloodstream. It improves insulin sensitivity, especially, after meals.

    Having low insulin sensitivity is a huge risk of developing serious long term conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease

  8. It's never too late to give your immune system a boost!

    Did you know 70% of your immune system lies in the gut? It is hard to realise that your diet plays a huge role in your immune system because once we are done devouring junk food or food that isn't ideally clean for your gut, we tend to forget after it goes down; we let the gut do all the hard work. 

    The saying; 'you are what you eat' is a very true one. Eating consciously is crucial! Maintaining a healthy gut by consuming fiber rich foods such as Baobab, can make the gut microbiome balanced and also keeps immunity at its best. The vitamin C available in the fruit also boosts the immune system ensuring it is efficient enough to do its job. 

    Check out 6 ways to optimise gut health!

  9. It tastes delicious!

    It has a slightly sweet, tangy, citrusy flavour. It is absolutely versatile and can be added to all your favourite recipes. As said by one of our consumers; "Great product, tastes good and great to just throw in my porridge and smoothies."

  10. A wild, organic collection, sustainable, no additives & absolutely traceable!

    Dhow Baobab is a wild organic collection from the forests of Tanzania where Baobab is traditionally used for its medicinal properties. We work closely with the communities around the forest to ensure full traceability. 

    Once the baobab reaches our processing facility it is separated from the seeds and milled into flour to make the additive and preservative-free baobab powder! 
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