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KAIBAE Baobab Ingredients and KAIBAE Health & Beauty Retail line

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KAIBAE Baobab fruit powder, leaf tea and seed oil are harvested from wild Baobab trees in the African Savanna and are USDA Certified Organic, EU & Canadian Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, OU Kosher, and Gluten-free.  KAIBAE is a certified B Corporation using business as a force for good. Partnering with KAIBAE means that you are bringing opportunity, income and hope for our harvesting community partners and able to experience the highest quality products with amazing wellness benefits.  

Baobab - The African Tree of Life

As one of the largest succulent plants in the world, the Baobab tree is steeped in a wealth of magnificence, legend and superstition. African Baobab trees grow in the African Savanna where the conditions are very dry and inhospitable, concentrating abundance of nutrients, growing to several thousand years old. The Baobab has been cherished by  communities  for centuries for food, medicine and shelter. Once considered a lost crop™, Baobab is increasingly gaining interest for its unique nutrient profile of its fruit powder, leaves and oil.

Why KAIBAE Baobab

KAIBAE has been a lead supplier of organic Baobab ingredients to the food, beverage and beauty industries since 2012 supplying large and small CPGS from the largest companies to innovative startups.  Founded by a Dr. Luc Maes, a Naturopathic Doctor, Thomas Cole, a Humanitarian-Botanist, and Barbara Berger Maes, a Curator, the KAIBAE team is passionate for nature, helping people, and the idea of total well-being for both planet and people. 
KAIBAE started the first supply chain and processing facility in Northern Ghana, building solid partnerships, and supplying our clients with the highest quality, single origin, organic Baobab harvest.  The KAIBAE established and ongoing harvest promotes a positive impact on local economic development and preserves biodiversity. The KAIBAE harvest is now the #1 annual source of income for the harvesting communities and takes place during the dry season, a time when there had not previously been any work.  

Baobab Fruit Powder 

Baobab whole fruit powder is naturally sweet and tangy. Baobab is a nutrient powerhouse, naturally bursting with fiber, essential minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants. It is prebiotic, low glycemic, and improves skin elasticity. These elements are key to meet current demand for Nutra-ceuticals, Functional Foods (foods containing health-promoting additives) and Cosmeceuticals (cosmetics with medicinal properties, especially anti-aging).

 

The Baobab tree produces a fruit pod with a pulp that dries on the tree and is only harvested once they turn brown. At first glance the  pods look very much like a coconut or a cacao fruit. The powder requires minimal processing , the pod is cracked, the powder is separated from the seeds , milled and sieved to produce a sweet and tangy light cream powder. Baobab fruit powder is  rich in bioactive phytochemicals including vitamin C, polyphenols, minerals and prebiotic fiber. Its low glycemic, antioxidant  and anti-inflammatory and antiviral  benefits are attributed to its incredibly rich polyphenol content.(1)

KAIBAE Baobab fruit powder image of all stages from sourcing to the package on the retail shelf.

Traditional Uses

Traditionally, baobab fruit powder, has been used to treat malaria, tuberculosis, fever, microbial infections, diarrhea, anemia, toothache, and skin conditions.(2)

Health benefits

Baobab fruit powder, granted GRAS in 2009 (3)  supports gut microbiome balance(4) and improves blood sugar handling (5,6) and healthy inflammation. Baobab is a great source of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamin C, B vitamins, minerals magnesium, potassium and calcium. Baobab fruit powder is rich in dietary fiber, with 50 % prebiotic soluble fiber.

  • Improves blood sugar handling 
  • Supports healthy weight management
  • Supports digestion and healthy gut microbiome 
  • Supports healthy energy throughout the day
  • Boost immune function
  • Beauty from within, healthy skin and collagen support
  • Enhances recovery after exercise
  • Adaptogen ,Improves Stress resilience

Vitamins

The vitamin C content in Baobab fruit powder is  impressive, containing up to six items that of oranges.(7) In combination with the various B vitamins ,this amazing superfood supports energy metabolism, healthy sugar handling and boosts immune function.

Prebiotic Fiber

Baobab fruit powder contains 50% fiber, half of which is soluble prebiotic fiber making it a great addition for everyday digestive support, weight management and skin health. According to research Baobab Fruit Powder increases the production of  Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. (8) Two essential probiotics for gut immune health. Beyond improving digestion, adding prebiotic fiber such as Baobab to the daily diet  has an adaptogenic effect improving stress resilience and sleep.(9,10,11,12)

Polyphenols

Foods rich in polyphenols  include fruits and vegetables, such as  berries, grapes, green tea, coffee, and citrus fruits.  These bioactive phytochemicals are abundant in Baobab fruit Powder. Its low glycemic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral  benefits are attributed to Baobab’s rich polyphenol content

Minerals and electrolytes

Baobab is rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium and trace elements such as potassium, copper, iron manganese and zinc. Minerals are essential for  bone health, muscles, heart, and brain function.  

While exercising we lose electrolytes through our sweat, mainly sodium and potassium. Ingesting potassium in combination with water helps the body to rehydrate more efficiently. Baobab Fruit Powder has potassium values ranging between 1800 mg and 2400 mg/100g; which is six times higher than bananas, the fruit most commonly recommended by nutritionists for its potassium content. The fact that it is over 80% soluble makes it ideal for hydrating powdered drink mixes and sports beverage applications.

Applications

  • Smoothies
  • Sports drinks
  • Ice Cream
  • Baked goods
  • Flavoring for variety of sauces and jams
  • Thickening agent
  • Dietary Supplements 
  • Beauty

Our Quality and Commitment

  • Single Origin
  • GRAS ingredient
  • GMP certified processing facility 
  • USDA Organic, EU Organic, Canadian Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • OU Kosher
  • Certified B Corporation
KAIBAE certification logos USDA, Canadian & EU Organic, Non-GMO Verified, OU Kosher, B Corporation

 

Baobab Leaf Tea 

Baobab Leaf Tea cut and powder is refreshing with a mildly sweet, fruit flavor. Baobab Leaf Tea is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and minerals. Baobab leaf tea is immune enhancing, energizing without caffeine, refreshingly mild with a sweet fruit flavor and is a pleasing apricot color.

Traditional Uses

Baobab leaves are traditionally used as medicine and food in communities throughout Africa. The leaves are used to treat fever, kidney and bladder diseases, as well as asthma and diarrhea. 

Health Benefits

More recent  research shows that Baobab leaf extracts have antidiabetic, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant and analgesic properties. In addition to the high  Vitamin C content, studies show that baobab leaves are a source of polyphenols,  Vitamin B1 , B2 Beta-carotene, iron, zinc.and calcium .(1)

Hypoglycemic- Antidiabetic

Baobab leaf extract could be effective for the management of T2D due to its flavonoid , saponin and mucilage content, THe antioxidant properties of these polyphenols inhibits α‐amylase, α‐glucosidase, and aldose reductase resulting in a hypoglycemic effect,.(2)

Hypolipidemic 

Research into the effect of alcohol extract of  Baobab leaf on blood lipids showed a significant decrease in total cholesterol while enhancing  the HDL level. It was also reported that the administration of Adansonia digitata extract reduces TG and LDL in the diabetic rats.(3)

Antioxidant Activity

Elevated oxidative stress in diabetic patients  involves extensive lipid peroxidation  It is reported that Baobab leaf extract  is rich in flavonoids  an d the phenolic compounds with strong antioxidative activity and reducing increased free radical activity observed with diabetes(4)

Anti inflammatory

An alcohol extract of Adansonia digitata leaf inhibits  lipopolysaccharide induced iNOS expression and inhibits NF-kB  important targets to reduce inflammation associated with a number of chronic life threatening diseases.(5)

Analgesic

Research into analgesic testing  revealed that Baobab leaf extracts possess remarkable anti-nociceptive effect. Neuropathic pain mitigation by A. digitata is linked to its flavonoids and mineral constituents. These substances alleviate neuropathic pain by various mechanisms including the inhibition of NF-κB to suppress inflammation, up regulation of Nrf2 to improve oxidative defense, inhibition of TRPV1 transcript to reduce pain, inhibition of NR2B subunit of NMDA receptor to suppress pain, and interaction of appropriate ion component like zinc with NR2A subunit of NMDA receptors to cause decrease transmission of pain signals, which together result to pain-relieving effects.(6)(7)

Applications

  • Herbal Tea
  • Low glycemic formulations
  • Tinctures
  • Cosmetic masks and creams

Our Quality and Commitment

  • Single Origin
  • GRAS ingredient
  • GMP certified processing facility 
  • USDA Organic, EU Organic, Canadian Organic
  • Non GMO project verified
  • OU Kosher
  • Certified B- Corporation
KAIBAE certifications icons, Organic, Non-GMO Verified, OU Kosher, Gluten-free, B Corporation,

Technical Documents upon request

 

Baobab Seed Oil

 

KAIBAE® Organic Baobab Oil is cold-pressed virgin Baobab oil from the sustainable harvesting and processing of Baobab fruit Seeds from Adansonia digitata, the Baobab Tree, Africa's tree of life. Rich in vitamins A, D, E, and F as well as sterols. Baobab Oil absorbs quickly into the skin and is well balanced in oleic and linoleic acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. This light, soothing oil is used alone or in formulations for mature, dry, and sensitive skin types and hair. Wonderful for smoothing dry and frizzy hair. Used in lotions, wrinkle-reducing creams, serums, hair and body oils, balms, conditioners, scrubs, polishes, cleansing oils, and soaps. Baobab Oil is also extremely stable against rancidity with a light nutty aroma. For topical use only.

For the skin

Baobab oil is nutritive oil that quickly absorbs without clogging pores, locks in moisture, and rejuvenates the driest skin. Its use has been associated with the slowing of collagen breakdown.Baobab oil helps to improve elasticity and strength, protects skin from environmental stressors It can also help with a range of skin disorders including eczema, sunspots and psoriasis

  • Antioxidant – protects skin from free radical damage.
  • Anti-Inflammatory – high content of omega fatty acids.
  • Excellent moisturizer for the skin.
  • Promotes rejuvenation of skin cells.
  • Promotes wound healing

For hair

Baobab Oil is also extremely beneficial when applied to dry and split hair. The oil's makeup makes it a perfect,lightweight natural moisturizer that adds nutrients to the hair and scalp. This natural oil is  excellent for detangling frizzy curly hair.

Applications

Skin formulations; Moisturizing Lotions, Balms, Serums, Masks,Creams, Body Oil, Sun care products,

Hair : Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair masks

Fatty Acid Profile

FATTY ACID

SPECIFICATIONS (%)

Palmitic Acid C16:0

18.00 – 30.00

Stearic Acid C18:0

1.5 – 9.00

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

21.00 – 59.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

25.00 – 38.00

Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)

0.2 – 2.00

 Technical Documents upon request.

 

KAIBAE Wellness, the ultimate retail line for stores, spas and hospitality

We use the highest-quality direct and ethically sourced ingredients to support gut health, boost immunity, and get skin glowing. Your customers will love the KAIBAE Wellness line of health and beauty from the inside out and outside in. 


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