The baobab tree is sometimes known as the “tree of life” – and it’s easy to see why. The fruit of this awe-inspiring tree can give us almost six times as much vitamin C as the equivalent amount of oranges. Vitamin C protects our cells from free radical damage and maintains the quality of our bones and teeth.
It also helps us heal from wounds and is good for our mental faculties. But that’s not all. In addition, baobab pulp has a rich vitamin B content which is needed for metabolism and energy production.
• thiamine (B1)
• riboflavin (B2)
• niacin (B3)
• pantothenic acid (B5)
• pyridoxine (B6)
• cobalamin (B12)
• folic acid
Baobab fruit is also rich in calcium, potassium and sodium, which help keep the blood healthy and allow our nerves to function properly.
Without sodium or potassium, we would suffer impaired kidney function and poor nerve performance, while calcium supports healthy bones and teeth.