I can imagine what your thinking…what is Baobab!!
I had never heard of it before, until I answered a request for bloggers from TreeAid.Org.uk.
They were looking for bloggers to help build awareness for their cause, which is a great cause. They work incredibly hard to help African families get food, income and help improve the environment with the planting of trees.
The trees they plant offers a wide range of fruit for African families to eat or to harvest and sell in order to pay for their children education. One of the fruits was the Baobab and as I never heard of it before, I wanted to try it out. Interestingly the same day that I made the Baobab Sorbet, the fruit also appeared on The Apprentice as a superfood.
Why is the Baobab so good?
Like many superfoods the Baobab has a large range of minerals it has more Calcium than Blackcurrant, more Vitamin C than oranges, 4x more Potassium than Banannas, high in Magnesium and Zinc. It is said to have a lot of health benefits, therefore I expect we will see more and more of things containing Baobab.
Baobab Sorbet Recipe
I decided to create a sorbet with the Baobab as I love sorbet, I feel it makes an incredible dessert.
- 50 g Baobab Powder
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 175 g Sugar
- 600 ml Water
Combine 200ml of water with the Baobab and mix to form a paste
Heat the sugar and remaining water in a saucepan to form a sugar syrup
Allow the sugar syrup to fully cool
Add to the Baobab paste a little at a time
Add the lemon juice and stir
Put into ice cream maker for 25-30 minutes and then put in the freezer
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