Published Research on Baobab Fruit
Baobab Fruit is “a source of soluble fibers with PREBIOTIC-LIKE activity”
Manfredini S. (2002) The Health Properties of Baobab (Adansonia Digitata), University of Ferrara.
“The baobab fruit is a rich source of bioaccessible polyphenols, and the current study shows the potential of baobab for reducing the glycemic response to carbohydrate-rich foods both in vitro and in vivo”.
SA Coe et al. “The polyphenol-rich baobab fruit reduces starch digestion and glycemic response in humans”. Nutrition Research. 2013 Nov; 33:888-96
“The seed and fruit pulp are excellent sources of potassium, calcium and magnesium … the high calcium content makes the baobab fruit attractive as a natural source of calcium supplementation for pregnant and lactating women as well as for children and the elderly.”
Osman. Chemical and Nutrient Analysis of Baobab (Adansonia digitata). Fruit and Seed Protein Solubility. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition (2004) 59: 29-33.
“The baobab’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it valuable for a variety of applications in beverages, it has also proven to be an effective prebiotic ingredient.”
Gruenwald. Novel Botanical Ingredients for Beverages. Clinics in Dermatology (2009) 27: 210-216
“The integral antioxidant capacity of baobab fruit pulp was more than ten times higher than that of orange pulp.”
Vertuani et al. Antioxidant Capacity of Adansonia digitata Fruit Pulp and Leaves. Acta Phytotherapeutica (2002) 2: 86-90.
“It is very high in Vitamin C, up to 5000 parts per million.”
Sidibe et al. More on Baobab’s Homegrown Vitamin C. Agroforestry Today. (1998) 10 (4): 7-9.
“The flesh of baobab constitutes an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source also of calcium and thiamin.”
Wehemeyer. The Nutrient Composition of Some Edible Wild Fruits Found in the Transvaal. S.A. Medical Journal. (1966). 104: 1102
Diarra B (2006) Book review, Baobab – Adanonia digitata, M. Sidibe ́, J.T. Williams, International Centre for Underutilized Crops, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2002. Agricultural Systems 89, 478-481.
Obizoba IC & Anyika JU (1994) Nutritive value of baobab milk (gubdi) and mixtures of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) and hungry rice, acha (Digitaria exilis) flours. Plants Foods Hum Nutr 46, 157-165.
Nour AA, Magboul BI & Kheiri NH (1980) Chemical composition of baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata L). Trop Sci 22, 383-388.
Gebauer J, El-Siddig K & Ebert G (2002) Baobab (Adansonia digitata): a Review on a Multipurpose Tree with Promising Future in the Sudan. Gartenbauwissenschaft 67, 155- 160.
Odetokun SM (1996) The nutritive value of Baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata). Riv Ital Sost Grasse 73, 371-373.