Top 5 Uses of the Baobab Fruit
Baobab fruit is a genuine ‘super-fruit’ chock full of antioxidants and vitamins. The benefits of Africa’s ‘upside-down’ tree are widespread on the continent, passed on from generation to generation.
Baobab fruits take some time to grow, ripening only in the dry season. Once harvested and dried the white floury pulp has many different uses.
And the fruits’ seeds pressed for oil. Luckily you don’t have to wait for the dry season thanks to BFCS organic oils and powders.
Here are top 5 uses of baobab for you to try at home now.
1. Baobab as a Vitamin Supplement
Baobab pulp is full of antioxidants, rich in vitamin C and gluten free to boot. Added to smoothies, juices or porridge baobab powder is an energy-packed supplement.
For a quick and natural energy drink, mix baobab powder to water, stir well and sweeten to your taste. Serve over ice for an exotic and filling snack. You can also mix one or two spoonfuls of pulp powder in yogurt or fruit juice. Its zesty taste makes it easy to add to recipes when baking.
According to food science journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition eating 40g meets more than 80% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin C for pregnant women.
2. Baobab as an Anti-Ageing Cream
Say bye to wrinkles and hello to a soft and nourished skin! Baobab fruit oil is recognizable by its golden color and nutty fragrance.
Thanks to its high concentration of essential fatty and amino acids, baobab oil can help smooth out wrinkles. Its soft touch and non-stickiness make it quickly absorbed by the skin.
According to researchers, eating the fruit on a regular basis boosts collagen production and helps to regenerate the skin. Add a few drops to a hot bath to soften, moisturize and perfume your skin.
3. Baobab as Alternative Medicine
When feeling bloated or suffering from indigestion and diarrhea, baobab can help.
The World Health Organisation recognized the pulp of the baobab to be excellent for hydration and consequently a fast acting on diarrhea.
At home or on the road, baobab is your go-to natural for dodgy stomach aches. Its anti-inflammatory properties mean you can also make it soothe:
- Muscular aches and pains
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Joint pains
4. Baobab for Strong Hair and Nails
Baobab oil is easy to add to your beauty routine. Either add a few drops to your conditioner or face cream or use purely as a moisturizer. Baobab oil contains: Vitamins A, D, and E to help with dry winter skin, hair and nails, and charged with Omega 3, 6, and 9.
Use baobab oil to treat dandruff or dry scalp, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It helps with skin and hair regeneration by improving skin elasticity and healing damaged hair.
5. Baobab for Detox
Baobab fruit is a real global antioxidant. Full of hydrophilic antioxidants (vitamin C, flavonoids) and lipophilic (beta-carotene), it’s a super fruit that rivals the kiwi, orange, and apple tenfold.
Baobab powder has a delightful fruity flavor blending grapefruit, pear, and vanilla.
All these properties make it an essential ingredient to help detoxify the liver. All this while restoring and improving energy levels.
It’s perfect for those with a busy lifestyle when you need a healthy source of essential minerals.