Aside with folktale, history, mystery, superstition, botany and all: Do you know the baobab? If the answer is “no,” great! You’re in good company (most people have never heard) and if the answer is “yes,” congratulations! You’re among a few lucky ones with knowledge about an exotic plant species that most often interest researchers, educators, adventurers, explorers and of late, economists, western food developers, innovators and processors.
The Baobab Fruit -Vs- Oranges, Pomegranates, Milk, and Berries
Extremely high in ‘anti-oxidants’ and outshining oranges, over 6:1 in vitamin C, there is legitimate claim, too, that the baobab fruit rich in calcium outshines milk, 2:1. Up against pomegranates and berries, the baobab is said to chomp pomegranates, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries. Undoubtedly, the “elephant of the vegetable world” is seemingly evolving for a contending spot as, number one, elephant in the world of vitamins and minerals stomping on or dominating its rivals, acai berry included.
The Baobab Fruit is now EU and FDA Approved with ‘GRAS’ Status
The baobab fruit as of 2006 (my book: Echoes of the tree of Life: the Baobab, was published in 2004) has become a subject of interest to the Natural Resource Institute in Britain. It is the interest of Phyto Trade Africa, 2008 and Afriplex, 2009, two companies in the food, drinks and/or beverage industry.
Having now received notification and blessings from the European Union (in 2008) and the United States Federal Department of Agriculture (in September 2009) “GRAS,” Generally Regarded as Safe, status is placed on the baobab, on western shores, in western markets, across the Atlantic.
Neither the Baobab Fruit, Name, nor Product is House-hold
Richness and authentic truth about the baobab is nothing new. The economic value of the baobab fruit and tree has been known for centuries going back into 16th century Egypt, but neither fruit nor products; items, even, made from the leaves, barks, stems, of the baobab tree widely known.
It is to beyond the scope of this article that readers can find empowering information in August 2014, forthcoming, soon-to-be-released, expanded edition: Echoes of the Baobab Tree of Life: Some Things should not Be Secret.
Desiring to Give Readers More beyond the Scope of this Article
Beyond the scope of this article, in Echoes of the Baobab Tree of Life: Some Things should not Be Secret, schedule for publication by “Publishing International,” readers will tap the historical impact of the baobab; uncover more, the economic value and become inspired by the, personally dubbed, psychology of the tree. Readers will also embrace with steadfast insight and motivation the unyielding, unbending, unrelenting baobab tree as content pushes past the discussion-boundaries having to do with food.
Deeper yet, readers can embrace and learn to challenge themselves to push past and beyond, to advance in hot pursuit for the admirable and elevated lifestyles we so often desire for families as well as for ourselves.