Have you heard about the power-house fruit of the Baobab tree? Amazing baobab, the ancient tree of life. provides many nutrients and electrolytes.
About the tree
Being a succulent, this tree can continue to provide fruit during arid seasons, which is why it is known as the “Tree of Life.”
The Baobab can reach up to 65 feet in height and if hollowed out, can shelter up to 40 people.
According to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the baobabs can live to be 3,000 years old and can grow to be so large that up to 40 people can shelter inside its hollow trunk. “Various baobabs have been used as a shop, a prison, a house, a storage barn, and a bus shelter.”
Furthermore, the leaves can be eaten (think spinach) and the bark is used to create baskets and other items.
Disturbingly, some of the oldest of these trees are dying without any signs of disease and it is believed to be caused by climate change. Typically, the age of the baobab is up to 3000 years – yes – three thousand years.
The fruit contains large amounts of Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, making it a much beloved addition to one’s daily regimen.
Research has indicated that the addition of baobab into a meal can significantly reduce the rate at which sugar is released into the blood supply. As a result, baobab may be an ideal superfood to help in the prevention of metabolic syndrome and Type II diabetes. THECHALKBOARDMAG.COM/SUPERFOOD-SPOTLIGHT-BAOBAB-FRUIT
How to get it
If you’re unable to find this fruit in your local market, you can always purchase it in supplement form (powder or capsules).
After watching the cute video below, I believe that I will stick to supplement form. I’m thinking the powdered versions, of which there are many, will be great added to my superfood powders or smoothies.