The Baobab fruit resembles a coconut and is rich with nutrients. It has calcium twice as much than milk and six times more Vitamin C than oranges. Recent studies show that the Baobab fruit has anti-inflammatory properties and could be used to cure gout, arthritis, rid of kidney stones and diarrhea. It strengthens the immune system, promotes cardiovascular health and keeps your bones healthy.
The Baobab fruit is found in Africa. It is commonly known as the bottle tree, the monkey bread tree, the upside down tree, the Ethiopian sour gourd and the Senegal calabash (fruit) or Cream of tartar tree. The tree grows real slow and lives from 500 years to a thousand and maybe much longer.
The ripe fruit of the Baobab and its pulp is a popular source of food. It is often mixed with the everyday staple such as the cassava and corn meal. It is packed with 78% carbohydrates, 3% protein, 9% dietary fiber and 0.2% fat. It contains high level of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and phosphorous. The taste of the Baobab is acidulously tangy due to its citric, tartaric, succinic and malic acids found in its pulp.
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