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The Tree Of Life (And Its Super Fruit)

Posted on the 25 January 2013 by Gerard @presurfer
The Tree Of Life (And Its Super Fruit)image credit: Tatters:) cc
The medicinal properties of the baobab fruit are the stuff of African legend. The baobab fruit has three times as much vitamin C as an orange, 50% more calcium than spinach and is a plentiful source of anti-oxidants, those disease-fighting molecules credited with helping reduce the risk of everything from cancer to heart disease.
Until recently, this super-fruit was off limits to consumers, unless they fancied a shopping trip to Africa. But now the baobab fruit has won approval from EU food regulators. Expect it to be winging its way to a supermarket shelf near you.
(thanks Miss Rare)

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