I love baobab (pronounced bay-oh-bab
) and after reading about the #MakeBaobabFamous
really wanted to promote it so that African families can get a better income.
Incase you don’t know what baobab is I’ll briefly describe it
Baobab is a powdered fruit that grows in Africa which tastes sweet and citrusy.
Personally I find it so versatile as I can use it in porridge or smoothies and
one of my favourites is mixing it with coconut oil and lemon juice to make a
lovely citrusy baobab frosting
The biggest nutritional punch in this fruit is the Vitamin C and antioxidant
capacity mainly found in the pulp. Per
10g of baobab (depending on the brand/batch) it has approx. 28-37% of your RDI
of vitamin C!!
The leaves and other parts of the fruit contain other
nutrients eg. magnesium and calcium but it is mainly the pulp that forms most
I also think it’s a great ingredient that adds depth of flavour to food and
increases diet variety, so I encourage anyone to consider consuming organic
baobab powder & not to be afraid of it because of its funny name. Remember,
the more we demand good, natural products from companies the more the supply
will have to increase, making it easier in the future for healthy products to
be more readily available, plus you’ll be helping African families get a better income.
You can find baobab powder in health food stores, Holland
& Barretts or online.
Here is the recipe for my homemade baobab balls, one of the
new ways I’m trying to increase my intake of baobab.
Makes 8 balls
70g mixed nuts
30g mixed seeds
approx. 50ml pineapple juice
30g baobab powder
Shredded coconut for rolling if desired
|Bountiful baobab balls!|
Blend the nuts, seeds and baobab powder in a processor until
a fine powder forms, then with the processor still on add in the pineapple
juice until the mix begins to stick together, add a drizzle of water if it
doesn’t but don’t overdo it or it’ll be too wet
Take teaspoons of the mix and roll into balls and then into the coconut
Keep in the fridge to ensure they stay fresh
Labels: energy balls, Health, snack, vegan