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The baobab fruit is slowly reaching Western markets

This fruit comes from the most emblematic tree in Africa. And it's taking off as a superfood in Western markets.

10/09/2018 11:04 AMupdated: 06/19/2019 10:13 AM
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  • Starr N.
    10/09/2018 12:52

    Wow!!

  • Ubuntu C.
    10/09/2018 13:03

    One of the most humble fruits ever. Used to spend a few cents on a pod when we were growing up. One would crack open the outer shell, eat the white powdery seeds the way you’d eat sweets to expose a hardy little seed. If time was on your side, you’d crack the little seeds further and voila...tasty nut! That was many years ago. Never knew that I’d come across baobab powder being sold in a UK health food store but at such an eye watering price. Then again, it takes loads of shelling to produce a decent amount of powder. It’s a very mouthwatering delicacy, will probably buy a packet now that it’s trending as a superfood! Here’s to hoping that prices won’t become too dear for locals in the long run especially when Western demand exceeds supply. Still, sustainable projects like these can potentially drive many out of poverty👏🏾

  • Iman O.
    10/09/2018 13:16

    fik tjib mina

  • Heidi H.
    10/09/2018 13:48

    If they are so wonderful, why aren't the local people eating them instead of selling them?

  • Vijay P.
    10/09/2018 15:30

    And now you destroy them too.

  • Ishaann M.
    10/09/2018 17:33

    The great Mbuyu trees! Love mother Africa!

  • Vicki G.
    10/09/2018 17:47

    Have they tried cloning this tree?

  • Judy v.
    10/09/2018 18:25

    That's our Sarah!

  • Zuzanna M.
    10/09/2018 19:04

    And the rest of the world will destroy the ecosystem to get a hand on it.

  • Antti S.
    10/09/2018 20:31

    More transportation, more pollution, great

  • Bella M.
    10/10/2018 07:41

    The statistics are of no interest to the locals. They just know that food in its most natural, freshest form is for eating. No nutritionist or any other 'professional' in the same category, required for crying out loud! 🤦‍♀️🙇‍♀️

  • Kjell R.
    10/11/2018 03:47

    smakt det før?

  • Mifino I.
    10/15/2018 16:18

    👍

  • Paul S.
    10/16/2018 02:41

    Banana republic... Who owns Eco Foods or whatever that was...

  • Nàbîl G.
    10/16/2018 21:27

    Lacy Gray

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    10/17/2018 01:43

  • Rivhel O.
    10/18/2018 23:09

    Sir ...

  • Meriem R.
    10/19/2018 02:07

    تم

  • Suraj A.
    10/20/2018 10:54

    same testai tree universal studio ko jastai

  • عبدالسلام ع.
    10/20/2018 22:35

    تم