Some baobab trees still producing fruit have been carbon dated to around 1,000 years old, with estimates of others being even older.
Reason enough, we think, to want to try the incredible fruit it bears – what an awesome link to the past!
Baobab trees are native to parts of mainland Africa, Madagascar and Australia, and the fruit, known simply as baobab or baobab fruit, comes as large seed-shaped pods. These pods contain powdery white chunks, which although they look pretty drab, have a pleasant tangy flavour.
The flavour isn’t really why we’re so into baobab, though. With around six times the vitamin C of oranges, baobab is outstanding at helping to maintain healthy skin and bones, as well as strong nervous and immune systems. With twice the calcium by weight of milk, baobab powder can be very valuable to those allergic to dairy.
Potassium, iron, magnesium and fibre all go towards making baobab powder one of the most naturally nutritious supplements in the world. In parts of Africa, baobab has been celebrated for nourishing generations of families through hardships, and demand for it in Europe could go some way to helping communities earn a living, or trade resources.
In ground form, the powder can be mixed into porridge, yoghurt and smoothies. We’ve mixed ours with dates, almonds, pineapple and coconut, to give you a highly nutritious and natural way to power your workouts.
Baobab is nutritionally rich
Vitamin C – skin, bones, immunity and nervous system
Potassium – muscle performance and recovery, healthy blood pressure, kidney function
Iron – red blood cell production, healthy blood oxygen levels
Magnesium – strong bones, nervous system health
All of FitBites products are gluten-free, paleo-friendly. We don’t add any sugar or preservatives