Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baobab Nutritional Information

Baobab Nutritional Information

The baobab tree is native to the tropical lands of Africa. The elongated oval shaped baobab fruit (like a potato) has a hard shell covered with soft yellowish-gray fur. The literature is abundant for its traditional use as a food. The most edible and frequently consumed part of this popular African fruit is the inner pulp. The pulp is commonly eaten raw or mixed with milk or water to make a drink. Wild Harvest Pharma's Baobab is packed with valuable nutrients which help to keep the body healthy.

Ascorbic Acid(vitamin C)
Baobab fruit pulp has a particularly high antioxidant capability mainly because of its high natural vitamin C content, which is equivalent to 6 oranges per 100 g. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for ascorbic acid is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. If we consider that baobab has an ascorbic acid content of 300 mg per 100 g pulp, the oral intake of 25 and 30 g respectively is able to provide to the daily vitamin C allowance......

Most people know that calcium is needed for strong bones, but it's also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand, to send messages through the nervous system, and to secrete hormones and enzymes. This is the most abundant mineral in your body and makes up 1%-2% of adult human body weight. Over 99% of it is stored in bones and teeth with the rest stored in blood, muscle, and other tissues.............More

Wild Harvest's nutraceutical Baobab is an  excellent source of fiber, nutrients and antioxidants. Compared to bannas Baobab contains 3 times more carbohydrates,  another form of carbohydrate seen in fruits is Dietary fiber which is very beneficial for our health as it improves bowel functioning, increases transit time and satiety, decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, constipation, diverticulitis and other complications..........

Dietary Fibers 
In a Harvard study conducted on 40,000 male health professionals, researchers discovered that a high intake of dietary fiber reduced the risk of coronary heart disease by 40 percent compared to a low fiber intake......More

Wild Harvest Nutraceutical Baobab fruit powder contains both soluble and non-soluble dietary fibers. Dietary fibers stimulate intestinal micro flora acting as a prebiotic.......More

Iron is a trace mineral that is essential for our health. Forming a part of the red pigment called hemoglobin in the blood, it gives blood the dark red color and helps transport oxygen to our cells. Apart from that, iron is also important for muscle protein and traces of it can be found in liver, spleen, bone marrow and in our muscles........More

Wild Harvest Baobab fruit powder is a rich source of iron containing 9.6mg/100g – more than many other foods traditionally recommended for their iron content such as red meat, spinach and lentils........More

Magnesium is an essential mineral not only to the human body, but also to a variety of important biological functions. In fact, magnesium is involved in well over 300 metabolic processes. It is required for every major biological process, including the production of cellular energy and the synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. It is also important for the electrical stability of human and animal cells, the support of cell membrane integrity, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and the maintenance of vascular tone.

At 90.0mg/g, Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical  baobab fruit powder is a rich natural source of magnesium, a mineral that has been linked to bone health, heart health and lowering of high blood pressure.......More

Many chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer, Parkinson and heart disease are partly caused by oxidative stress, caused by free radicals. Antioxidants in foods, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and many phytochemicals can eliminate these free radicals. With an ORAC value of over 50,000u/100g, Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical  baobab fruit powder has an antioxidant level more than double that of goji berries, and more than six times that of cranberries, blueberries and blackberries...........More

Phytonutrients work in a number of different ways, depending on the specific substance. Many are antioxidants, and help to protect against cancer risks and other cell damages. This includes Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical Baobab fruit pulp is one of the most nutritional fruits on the planet, with an ORAC value of over 50,000u/100g, Wild Harvest Pharma's baobab fruit powder has an antioxidant level more than double that of goji berries, and more than six times that of cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.........More

Potassium is an essential mineral that plays a variety of important biochemical roles in the human body. Potassium's most important roles include the transmission of nerve impulses, contraction of muscles, production of energy, maintenance of intracellular tonicity, and regulation of blood pressure. Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical  Baobab fruit powder contains 2120mg/100g of potassium. That is almost six times higher than banana, frequently recommended by nutritionists for its potassium content........More 

Protein is an important building block, necessary to make muscle. A high protein diet ensures that the body gets all the protein it needs, but these diets offer other benefits as well. When a diet high in protein is combined with one low in carbohydrates, the outcome is a formula for quick weight loss. Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical Baobab powder contains about 5% of the RDA per 100g.

Vitamin B1
Vitamin B1 or thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin that the body uses to process carbohydrates, fat, and proteins. The body also uses vitamin B1 to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel the body uses to run essential processes. It may also enhance circulation, help with blood formation, and other metabolic processes. Wild Harvest Pharma’s nutraceutical contains 0.11g/100g.

It is natural to experience a decline in vitamin B1 levels as you get older, even without any special medical conditions. Other than old age, those suffering from vitamin B1 deficiency include alcoholics, individuals with malabsorption conditions, and those with a very poor diet. Vitamin B1 deficiency is also common in children with congenital heart disease and people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Individuals that have regular kidney dialysis may also develop severe vitamin B1 deficiency, which can be life threatening........ 

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