The African Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata) is a shrub with many stories and fascinating facts. Adansonia digitata is seen throughout the African continent as well as Madagascar. It reaches a height of 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) and has a trunk diameter of 7 to 11 meters (23 to 36 feet).
The blossoms are equally large around 7 inches in size. The baobab tree produces edible fruit that is eaten to deal with numerous health issues. You may check out this site to purchase organic baobab fruit pulp powder.
I've eaten bread, and need to acknowledge that the sour flavor isn't especially liked by my European palette. It's said that fruits, vegetables, seeds, and even young plants and leaves are used a great deal for local dishes and drinks in African American culture.
Here is some more interesting and mysterious info on Baobab Tree. African tribes call the shrub an"inverted tree". When the leaves are bare, the spreading branches of the baobab seem like roots stuck in the atmosphere as though they were planted upside down. An African legend says that Baobab was among the earliest trees to appear on Earth.
The African Baobab tree can also be called the"tree of life" because it can save water during the dry season which is sometimes important for the rural inhabitants. Larger baobab trees may hold over 30,000 gallons of water, and to make this happen, the Kalahari bush utilizes hollow parts of bud to drain the water out.
Baobab is Africa's newest honest trade sensation. On 15 July 2008, the European Union formally declared the export of roasted baobab fruit to the United Kingdom as a healthier additive for cereal bars and smoothies. Baobab is thought to have three times the vitamin C content of an orange, and calcium in the shape of a glass of milk.