Baobab Facts

Baobab Facts

  1. It is a succulent, which means that during the rainy season it absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. This is how it became known as "The Tree of Life."
  2. Baobab trees grow in 32 African countries.
  3. The tree is also known as the “Tree of Life,” due to its nutrient-dense fruit that serves as a very nourishing food during the dry season – and, as the vast trunks of the trees store hundreds/thousands of? gallons of water, animals like elephants chew on the bark for hydration.

    The Baobab Tree with Giraffes beside it.

  4. Baobab powder, made from the fruit, contains more antioxidants than any other fruit on Earth, and has been touted as an incredible superfood, but of course, this fruit also produces baobab oil.
  5. Due to the oil’s wealth of nutrients, it sinks deep within your skin to nourish the skin cells and promote gorgeous, healthy skin.
  6. Aside being an important, nutritious source of food for local people in many African countries, the baobab tree has the potential to increase the incomes of local communities, particularly women.
  7. Baobab oil is a clear, golden yellow oil with a slight nutty odor. The oil is obtained by cold pressing or Co2 extraction of the dried baobab seeds.
  8. Baobab oil contains fatty acids (Omega -3,-6,-9), sterols, proteins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, and amino acids.
  9. Topical application of this nourishing, antioxidant oil can help alleviate chronic dry skin and chronic bruising by improving skin elasticity and boosting epidermal softening.
  10. Recent studies in Europe have revealed a multitude of skin benefits of Baobab. Leaf and bark extracts tighten and tone skin, while oil from the seeds moisturizes and encourages skin cell regeneration with vitamins A vitamins A, D and E.
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