Farmers from Africa joined the team at the Eden Project in Cornwall. A mutually beneficial scheme, it is designed to help farmers in Africa achieve a sustainable future, whilst educating people how to use the increasing demand for the baobab fruit to change lives for the better. The baobab fruit powder is available in the shop at the Eden Project and online.
It comes in a powder form and has more vitamin C than six oranges, more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and gives you 50% of your RDA of dietary fibre. Due to the high levels of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants baobab is said to be a natural boost to health and may also aid the absorption of iron from food, which is really important for children when their bones are growing. It is also believed that it can ward off winter colds, combat fevers, stomach upsets and can help as a general pick me up.
I was sent three packets to try out. It comes in a very fine powdery form. It is quite bitter to taste but when added to food, the bitterness was gone. Today I made a Japanese curry using my Jamie Oliver’s Homecooker and added half a packet of Baobab fruit powder inside the sauce.
I also made a smoothie using Chobani plain yoghurt, vanilla ice cream, fresh fruits, milk, Clarks Maple syrup and half a packet of Baobab fruit powder. As this is in powder form, it is very easy to dissolve or add into food.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. We are a member of Markettiers4dc.