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Baobab: The food your gut needs, the new prebiotic!

08 May 2021

Baobab is a tree native to a few parts of the world, including Africa, Arabia Australia and Madagascar. The fruit pulp, leaves and seeds are mainly used as food, medicine or oil. 

Dhow Nature Foods Organic Baobab Powder is made from a wild collection of the baobab fruit from the forests of Tanzania, where it is mostly used by indigenous tribes as medicine for digestive issues. 

Just like the Hadza tribe, in northern Tanzania who are the last remaining hunter gatherer tribes in Africa, one of the main things consumed by them is Boabab, particularly for the benefits it has for the gut! 

 Baobab is the new prebiotic!

Baobab acts as a rich source of prebiotic fibre. Prebiotic fibres in simpler terms, aren't digestable but are the food for the good bacteria that are present in the gut. Prebiotics travel down the digestive tube as a food source to promote healthy bacteria in the gut, which helps maintain a very healthy microbiome.

Just 2/3 of a tablespoon (10g to be precise) of Dhow's Organic Baobab powder contains 5.2g of fibre which is comparatively higher than baobab powder that you would find on the shelf. 

A study conducted by the functional food centre at Oxford Brookes University found that baobab fruit powder, baked in bread, reduced starch digestion and glycemic response in humans. Glycemic response is the measure of how quickly a food caused blood sugar levels to rise. The study, basically concluding that Boabab Powder is a vital supplement that balances blood sugar levels and optimises gut health! 

While this supplement is a godsend for gut health, it is also a very rich source of vitamin C, calcium, antioxidants and protein!

Better yet, Dhow's superfood bundle includes 3 organic supplements, Baobab Powder, Turmeric Powder and Moringa Powder. All of which can easily be implements in your diet to boost energy, immunity and just overall health! 

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