Never one to let the grass grow under my feet, I was very happy when Holland & Barrett sent me a tub of baobab to try out. It seems to be the latest superfood to hit the market with its high vitamin C content making it ideal for supporting your immune system and boosting energy.
The taste is citrus, but with an almost sherbet like quality. It works well in freshly juiced carrot and orange, although it is a bit on the sweet side. I’m sure it would work equally well with tropical fruit.
Apart from vitamin C, it has high levels of iron, fibre and B vitamins so it’s a good all rounder. I’ve not tried to cook with it yet, but I understand that you can make jams and chutneys because of the pectin it contains.
My next experiment will be to add it to a green veggie juice to take the edge off the sweetness.
Anyone have any great recipes I can try?