Baobab is a fruit from the African Baobab Tree - also known as the 'Tree of Life.' It is very unique because it dries naturally on the brand producing a natural powder that is extremly rich in nutrients.
What about the taste?
Baobab powder has a delicious sweet and citrussy flavour, perfect for mixing into yoghurt, fruit, cereals, porridge, smoothies and juices.
Baobab fruit is rich in soluble fibre (34%) and polyphenols, both of which are known to help reduce glycaemic response (the rate at which sugar is absorbed in the body).
Baobab & blood sugar: The Evidence
In 2012, Aduna conducted the world's first pilot-level clinical trial on a baobab. In the trial (conducted at the Functional Food Centre of Oxford Brookes University), the participants who consumed a milk drink containing 17.4g of Aduna Baobab powder has lower blood glucose (sugar) when compared to the control (other participants) who did not consume milk with baobab.
A year later in 2013, scientists at Oxford Brookes University stuided further the link between baobab and blood sugar, this time they mixed baobab with water and bread. The study found that added baobab significantly reduced the rate at which sugar was released into the blood supply after digestion.
Therefore, research sugests that baobab could help regulate bloog sugar level and is helpful in managing symptoms of Tyep 2 Diabtes. However, more research needs to be conducted to finalise such conclusions.
More health benefits of Baobab
Fibre! Yes, 50% of the baobab fruit is fibre and most of it is solouble. Souble fibre supports blood cholesterol levels and heart health, helping you feel fuller for longer, reduces fa tin the veins and improves digestion.
Vitamin C - it contains 6x more than an orange and has more antioxidants than any other fruit. So adding this amazing superfruit will help your immune system, skin to glow and shine and have more energy.