I’m so excited to announce my very first food blogging collaboration with Kaita’s Wholefoods.
Kaita’s Wholefoods is an Australian based supplier of the baobab superfruit powder imported straight from mama Africa.
If you don’t know what baobab powder is, you seriously need to crawl out of that rock you have been living under.
Known as the ‘tree of life’ in Africa, baobab has become one of the hottest superfoods in the health and food world. It’s widely known as a nutritional powerhouse. Baobab powder has:
- 2x more calcium than milk
- 4x more potassium than a banana
- 6x more vitamin C than an orange
- 6x more antioxidants than blueberries
Furthermore, baobab powder has impressive medicinal properties. In Africa, Baobab powder is widely used to treat a range of illnesses including malaria, fevers, gut issues, and vitamin C deficiency.
Baobab is a very fascinating fruit. It grows out of this massive tree that people in Africa often use as a meeting place. Due to it’s size, it stands out that no-one would miss it so it makes sense to use it as a meeting place. You would often hear the village people saying ‘ngatisanganeyi pamuuyu’ meaning let’s meet at the baobab tree. I have fond memories under this tree.
The baobab powder naturally dehydrates inside the fruit. How incredible is that? You crack open the fruit and you get dry powder. I remember going kettle herding with the boys. We would steal some sugar from home, then milk some cows then go hunting for baobab fruit. We would crack open the fruit, add milk and sugar and enjoy ourselves. I can almost taste it now.
What does baobab taste like? Well, it’s quite hard to describe the taste. It’s tangy, sour, citrusy with a slight hint of sweetness. Baobab powder is extremely versatile. It can be used to make desserts, and dressings, and can be added to smoothies, juices, teas, cereal and porridge.
Check out my first recipe for this raspberry overnight oats with baobab powder here