The baobab fruit is a tangy fruit with a citrusy flavor - delicious! Since this powder is made from 100% organic baobab fruit pulp, you’ll get to experience that same great fruit flavor in whichever way you decide to use the powder.
How to Use Baobab Fruit Powder
For an all natural sports drink, stir one tablespoon of baobab fruit powder into 16 ounces of water until it dissolves. It can also be blended into smoothies and juices, or mixed into yogurt and oatmeal. Try baking baobab fruit powder into breads, muffins and cookies to reduce their glycemic load. Just add a couple tablespoons to the dough or batter before transferring it to the oven. You can also try baobab powder in pancake batter for a hint of citrus flavor. There’s no shortage of ways to incorporate the delicious, nutritional goodness of baobab into your diet!
Health Benefits of Baobab Fruit Powder
1) Bioavailable Source of Vitamin C: A single serving of baobab fruit powder (approx. 2 tablespoons) provides 25% of the daily value for vitamin C. The high bioavailability of vitamin C and other antioxidants in baobab means that they are easily absorbed by your body, which maximizes efficacy of the nutrients. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient to boost the immune system, support heart health, and protect against premature skin aging.
2) High in Dietary Fiber: That same serving of baobab fruit powder provides six grams of dietary fiber, which helps you meet 24 percent of the recommended daily intake. It's a good source of both insoluble and soluble fiber, so it not only supports the digestive system, but can help stabilize blood sugar levels as well. Considering that most Americans aren't getting enough fiber, a little baobab fruit powder can really help!
3) Control Blood Sugar Levels: A 2013 study published in Nutrition Research found that consuming baobab fruit extract alongside white bread reduced the glycemic response of eating the bread. This study demonstrates that baobab fruit can counteract the negative blood sugar spikes associated with eating foods rich in carbohydrates. The study linked the glucose-lowering benefits of baobab to the fruit's high content of fiber and antioxidants.
4) Packed with Electrolytes: Baobab fruit powder is perfect for making your own all natural sports drink because it contains essential electrolytes like potassium, calcium and magnesium. Two tablespoons of baobab fruit powder provide 8% of the daily value (DV) for potassium, which is more potassium than bananas, ounce per ounce. It also lends 5% of the DV for magnesium and 4% of the DV for calcium. Make sure to replenish your electrolytes after every workout!