Superfood: organic Baobab

Baobab is a superfood from Africa that you should definitely get to know better. Harvested from ancient baobab trees in Zimbabwe, the fruit delivers a fruity, tart, slightly sweet but predominantly sour taste. This all-rounder is used in a wide variety of dishes and tastes particularly good as a puree. In the following, you can look forward to an interesting journey into the world of prebiotics.

All about the natural, well-known prebiotic

What is Organic Baobab Puree? 

Baobab fruit puree is made from baobab fruit sourced from Zimbabwe, where baobab trees grow in abundance throughout the country. These trees are sustainably harvested wild by more than 5000 registered collectors from rural communities. The harvest season in Zimbabwe falls between June and September when the baobab fruit pods are in prime condition. This ensures that the most nutritious and consistent fruit is used to make baobab fruit puree. 

Baobab fruit powder is nutrient-dense and boasts high dietary fiber content. Recently published research has suggested the fruit's fiber is as powerful a prebiotic as inulin, a well-known prebiotic fiber source, but at half the dose.

Where the organic Baobab puree is used: 

  • Bakery 

  • Beverages, juices, smoothies & cocktails 

  • Baby & toddler foods 

  • Breakfast cereals & smoothie bowls 

  • Confections & chocolates 

  • Desserts & toppings 

  • Dressings, sauces & condiments 

  • Healthy snacking & nutrition bars 

  • Preserves, jams & compotes 

  • Sports nutrition & gels 

  • Yoghurts, ice creams, sorbets

The advantages of organic Baobab puree: 

  • High in dietary fiber containing over 11g/100g of total dietary fiber, several times more than other fruit purées 

  • Recent published research suggests that the fruit's fiber is as powerful a prebiotic as inulin when added at half the dosage  

  • Packed with vitamin C, potassium, and calcium. Adds nutrient value and mouthfeel to your products 

  • High in fruit pectin 

  • No added sugar or preservatives 

  • Pasteurised and aseptically packed to preserve nutrients and ensure long shelf life 

Insider information on market trends:

Prices for the product organic baobab puree are currently stable and are likely to remain at this level until the new crop hits the market. Functional food remains a big trend, especially for intestinal health. Baobab puree fits perfectly into this category as a dietary fiber.

If you have any questions, we look forward to hearing from you!

Stefan Koch
Head of BU Life Science

Phone: +49 40 300 501 8141
E-Mail: s.koch[at]