Superfood: Baobab Powder

Superfood: Baobab Powder

Added to a smoothie, mixed into a glass of water or stirred into your morning oatmeal, many tout baobab’s status as a superfood: it’s rich in Vitamin C, calcium, fiber and potassium. Here is an article about baobab from forbes.com.

Baobab fruit are cracked open to reveal chunks of fruit held together with stringy, fibrous stems. The rather dry fruit has an interesting sweet/tart balance that is frequently ground into a fine powder. Beninese make a tart drink by dissolving the powder and lots of sugar in hot water and then letting it cool. I use the powder, sparingly, as a flour substitute. The baobab adds tang and a chewy bite to pancakes, breads, pizza dough and other baked goods.

Baobab fruit.

Baobab fruit.

Baobab fruit are cracked open to reveal chunks of fruit held together with stringy, fibrous stems.

Baobab fruit are cracked open to reveal chunks of fruit held together with stringy, fibrous stems.

 

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