Baobab (BEY-oh-Bab) is tree that consists of seven species, the most known being the African Baobab tree.
The baobab tree thrives in dry climates like that in sub-Saharan Africa. It produces a fruit that is easy to extract the powder inside. The pulp dehydrates naturally inside the fruit pods of the baobab tree, and then drops to the ground where harvesters collect it. The baobab powder is simply separated from its seed and sieved in its natural, unprocessed form before packing. The nutrients remain intact in the powder because it is never pasteurized, heat extracted, or freeze dried.
The baobab tree has supported life in Africa for thousands of years, and it is now providing a sustainable income for the woman who harvest the fruit. Additionally, harvesting the fruit provides protection for these ancient trees.