• The baobab: A superstar ingredient in 2015?


    http://www.mariefranceasia.com/health/on-my-plate/the-baobab-a-superstar-ingredient-in-2015-66821.htmlThe British love this superstar fruit… could we also succumb to it? High in fiber and vitamins, the health benefits of this superfood is incredible.

    Baobabs are wanted everywhere in the United Kingdom. In one year, the sales of the baobab fruit exploded by 200%, according to The Mirror, the British daily newspaper. For a very good reason, this fruit could become our new health ally. Thanks to its numerous nutritional qualities, it can help us to rebalance our, sometimes imperfect diets.

    At first sight, the fruit of the baobab resembles a small white pebble. Crunch it (but be careful of the stone inside) and you will immediately change your mind. It has a very attractive, exotic taste, similar to pineapple and melon.

    It also has nutritious benefits! It contains more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas, more antioxidants than blueberries and more calcium than milk – a real super-fruit indeed. In addition, it contains some natural caffeine for a small, almost instant, boosting effect. This fruit, which grows in Africa is also rich in iron and magnesium, and filled with fibre. Additionally, it contains probiotics and bacteria, which contributes to our overall good health. Read more…