I was sent a tub of Organic Baobab Fruit Powder from Eco Products to try earlier this week and I was blown away after reading up on the health benefits of Baobab fruit!

The list is long, are you ready for it?

Baobab fruit is literally a super fruit!

  • Baobab powder is very high in vitamin C.
  • It is a natural source of calcium.
  • It contains magnesium, potassium and B-complex vitamins.
  • Baobab powder contains dietary fibres.
  • It has prebiotic properties
  • The powder is an excellent antioxidant.

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Still not convinced? It’s damn delicious too. I tasted some of it straight up yesterday and it has a tart, almost citrusy flavor. I really liked it and obviously it’s a lot healthier that wheat flour and more tasty too. And it’s low car too, this is what the composition of Baobab flour:

Baobab powder contains

Vitamin C 221 mg/100g
Potassium 2270 mg/100g
Calcium 401 mg/100g
Magnesium 148 mg/100g
Energy 481 kJ/100g – 113 kcal/100g
Protein 2 g/100g
Fat 0.2 g/100g
Carbohydrate 26 g/100g
Sugars 17 g/100g
Fibre 54 g/100g
Soluble Fibre 42 g/100g
Insoluble Fibre 12 g/100g
Antioxidants (Hydrophilic ORAC)

 

Along with the Baobab Powder, I was sent a recipe to make Baobab and Sesame chicken which I made a couple of nights ago, it was damn good!

Baobab Powder comes in a 200g tub for R105 and a 400g tub for R192. You can buy yours online here or find a store/stockist nearest you here
And here is the recipe for the Gluten-Free Baobab & Sesame Chicken which I made.

Sesame & Baobab Chicken

A delicious gluten free meal for the whole family.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Candice Douglas

Ingredients

  • 500 g Chicken fillets
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup baobab powder
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • Oil for frying we suggest using coconut oil or olive oil
  • Salad Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut chicken fillets into strips.
  • Coat the chicken strips by dipping them first in the egg, then in the baobab powder, and lastly the sesame seeds.
  • Fry in a little oil for approximately 1 minute or until cooked through, turning over to brown both sides.

Notes

For a substantial salad that will wow your guests or make for a hearty lunch, halve the above recipe and serve on a bed of baby spinach and basil leaves, with rosemary-roasted red and yellow peppers*, feta, pecorino slivers, and toasted pumpkin seeds.
I served mine with a green salad on the side and mayo for dipping!
Adapted from Eco Products