This African healing fruit has some truly remarkable properties. Firstly, it has one of the most alkaline foods on the planet, making it a popular choice for people who follow an alkaline diet. It is also the only known fruit in the world to dry naturally on the tree – unlike other fruits which only dry after falling. It is packed with nutrients, with a very high concentration of vitamin C (essential for immune function) and potassium which maintains cellular health.
It has been used in Africa since ancient times for a whole host of ailments, especially digestive issues.
Recent research has uncovered something else remarkable about this fruit – it appears to regulate glycemic response (the spike in blood sugar that occurs after consuming certain foods). The prevalence of blood-sugar-raising, processed carbohydrates in the modern world is said to be behind a whole host of health problems (including diabetes which is one of the biggest killers out there). But researchers in the UK recently found that by adding Baobab to white bread (one of the worst foods for raising blood sugar) the glycemic response was greatly reduced. Now Baobab fruit is attracting a lot of research attention as the world battles to stem the diabetes epidemic.