If you are looking for ways to add some additional vitamins and minerals to your diet naturally, then you should seriously consider baobab powder. Unlike some other ‘superfoods’, baobab powder actually tastes great and can be used in a variety of ways.
There are many brands selling baobab powder and I’ve tried the one from Minvita and it didn’t disappoint. It’s very smoothly milled and has a mild lemony flavour. I’ve been adding it to my porridge for a boost of vitamin C but it can be used in other ways as well (see below).
Minvita’s baobab fruit powder is certified organic (USDA organic certification) and it is ethically sourced from Malawi in collaboration with non-profit Phytotrade Africa who ensures fair trade prices for rural communities, biodiversity, sustainable harvesting and protection of baobab tree populations for future generations.
Minvita’s baobab fruit powder is a pure fruit powder with nothing added to it. It’s free from gluten, wheat, dairy and it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
What I really like about baobab powder is the way it’s made – it doesn’t require any heat to make or heavy processing. It’s a very simple process to make baobab powder actually. The baobab fruit is handpicked (it naturally dries on the tree) and then the pulp is separated from the seeds and ground into powder. The final product is 100% natural.
In terms of nutrition, baobab fruit powder contains the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin C
- B vitamins
In addition to the above, the powder is also rich in soluble fibre which can really help your digestion and prevents constipation.
Here are some ways how you can incorporate it into your diet:
- add it to your porridge or muesli
- mix it into juice for additional vitamin C boost
- add it to dips such as hummus or tzatziki
- add it to your smoothie
- mix it with yoghurt
- use it in your pancake toppings
All in all, baobab powder from Minvita is great, I love all the goodness it comes with and it’s very easy to add to my everyday foods/drinks. I think it’s a great way of boosting your diet with certain vitamins and minerals and I have no doubt it will help you be healthier.