I work hard, play hard, sleep little, drink lots, eat badly and stress too much. This inevitably leads to slumps in my energy, breakouts on my face and constant dips in my health; if there’s someone in the office with a cold or bug, I’ll be in bed with it within the week. I take a lot of supplements to try and combat this, some working better than others, but I have an awful memory and end up going a week without actually swallowing any. Anything that can make my life easier is a huge bonus in my book, which is where Aduna Baobab Fruit Pulp Powder comes in. For centuries, the women of Africa have turned to the baobab tree as a source of natural wellbeing, to benefit their skin, hair and general health. The baobab fruit contains fourteen essential vitamins and minerals (including vitamin C, calcium, potassium, thiamine and B6,) is almost fifty percent fibre and has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit in the world. This gives it an amazing range of benefits, from helping with energy metabolism to improving skin health, the immune system and maintaining normal blood pressure. Sounds a bit too good to be true doesn’t it? Unlike other fruit, baobab dries naturally on the branch, so Aduna simply harvest the fruit, remove the seeds and sieve, to produce a powder that can be sprinkled over food and enjoyed. You can add it to smoothies, cereal, salad, yogurt, porridge or even add to hot water and drink as a tea, so it’s super easy to integrate into your diet and routine. The taste is slightly citrus, reminding me of a lemon dust that enhances the flavour of what you’re adding it to; I’ve been chucking a load onto food whenever I remember (why not pop on your desk so you can add it throughout the day?) and find it pretty tasty. Obviously you can add as little or as much as your taste buds ask for, which is the beauty of the powder form, and this hefty tub will keep you going for quite some time. If you’re not into lugging about big tubs of powder though, then Aduna Baobab Fruit Pulp also comes in handy sachets and tablets too.
The powder is £17.00 for 170g and available online or in Harrods, Whole Foods, Planet Organic and other health food shops nationwide.