PandaVita Organic Baobab PowderThis upcoming Father’s Day why not boost dad’s energy levels with the sweet, citrus flavor of organic baobab powder! This little-known fruit is a staple in African homes, and yet we had yet to discover its magic. Baobab ( pronounced Bay-Oh-Bab) is an exotic fruit, grown on magnificent trees in Africa. The Baobab Fruit almost looks like a small coconut or large mango.  Baobab fruit has a hard outer shell and is about 7 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds. The Baobab powder used is 100% organic and unprocessed because the powder actually dries inside the fruit, so no processing is necessary. To make baobab powder the pulp of the Baobab fruit is cleaned, crushed and then sieved into a powder.  PandaVita baobab fruit powder is free from gluten, wheat, dairy and it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

What are the health benefits of Organic baobab powder?

 PandaVita Organic Baobab PowderBaobab is an excellent source of Vitamin C. In fact the baobab fruit contains some of the highest levels of vitamin C. According to National Geographic, the baobab fruit contains about six times more vitamin C than oranges, twice as much calcium as milk, many types of Vitamin B complexes, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and lots of antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of  fiber. The soluble fiber content comes in around 5 grams per serving. It also contains 6 x the potassium of bananas.

What does the Organic baobab powder taste like?

I found Baobab powder to have a tart citrus flavor to it.

What is Organic baobab powder used for?

Organic baobab powderWhether you are a fan of smoothies or you start your mornings with a yogurt bowl, baobab powder’s got you covered. This super-food is extremely versatile and can be used in so many recipes.

I had never even heard of Baobab fruit. So, I was a bit hesitant to try it.  We have used it in a strawberry, orange, banana smoothie and in strawberry yogurt.

For the smoothie: I added 4 cups of orange juice, 1 whole banana, 5 strawberries, and 3 teaspoons of Baobab Fruit Powder.

Alternatively you can add the powder by itself to water or Orange Juice. Tip: When mixing with orange juice, add a little orange juice to the powder to create a paste, then gradually add more juice while stirring.

Organic baobab powder review

You couldn’t taste the powder in any of the recipes that I used it in. Tasting the powder on it’s own I found it to be rather tart.The Baobab powder comes in a resealable, recyclable environment friendly-paper pouch. Organic baobab powder comes in 50g, 100g and 250g bags. As baobab is a relatively newly discovered super-food, you may have trouble finding baobab fruit powder in your regular health food stores. Lucky for you Organic baobab powder can be ordered online via: pandavita.com.  5% of every purchase on Pandavita goes to charity.

Have you tried Baobab powder? I would love to know your thoughts.

Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today’s Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.

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