Prior to reviewing the following products, I had no idea what baobab was. NO. IDEA. Hopefully I’m not alone in my baobab ignorance… Let’s learn together! Weeee! 😉
So what is baobab? It’s basically the “King of Superfruits”, that’s what! Produced by the African baobab tree, it’s a raw food that’s bursting with nutritional benefits. It has more antioxidants than the other more commonly known fruits — acai, blueberries, pomegranates and goji berries. Baobab is also packed with soluble fiber as well as high levels of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, iron, and even calcium!
Baobab Foods produces fruit cubes, fruit powders, and drink mixes that utilize this awesome superfood. Their line of Baobest baobab products makes it easy to reap its’ benefits in a convenient, delicious way. 🙂
Baobest Baobab Fruit Cubes – These are chewy little fruit cubes made of baobab powder, pectin, and all natural fruit purees. They come in mango, strawberry, and raspberry flavors. There’s absolutely nothing artificial — just natural, raw, vegan/gluten-free fruity goodness!
Tiny cubes of healthy goodness!
Baobest Baobab Fruit Powder – This is made with 100% organic baobab fruit pulp — That’s all! It’s ethically sourced from South Africa and is certified organic, as well as Kosher. Baobab powder can be used in a variety of things, including smoothies, sports drinks, baked goods, and even cosmetics (for the anti-aging effect of antioxidants).
I used the Baobest powder in a fruit/soy yogurt smoothie and it was pretty good. Note that it does thicken things quite a bit due to its’ high pectin content. I used the suggested 2 tablespoons the first time, but opted for just 1 TBSP for my next one and it worked out much better. The taste is slightly sour, so it’s probably best to start out with a smaller amount to see how it effects the flavor of your smoothie/drink/baked good/etc.
Baobab Foods has kindly offered one of my lucky readers their own bags of fruit cubes and fruit powder to try for themselves! Just enter via the Rafflecopter below.
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Disclosure: I received these products for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Baobab Foods.