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Leading Supplier of Organic Baobab Ingredients
Baobab - The African Tree of Life
Discover Baobab, one of the largest and most resilient trees in the world. The Baobab known as the "Tree of life" grows wild in the African Savanna. Despite this inhospitable and dry environment Baobabs manage to concentrate an abundance of nutrients for longevity, some living up to several thousand years old.
The Baobab has been cherished by communities for centuries as a source for food, medicine and shelter. Baobab trees produce fruit pods with a pulp that dries while still on the tree. At first glance the pods look very much like a coconut or a cacao fruit.
Baobab fruit requires minimal processing — the pod is cracked, the powder is separated from the seeds, milled and sieved and provides a sweet and tangy light cream nutrient-dense powder. Baobab seeds are cold pressed producing an oil that is revered by the skin care industry for its deep moisturizing qualities and antioxidant content.
KAIBAE Baobab is Organic and processed in an FSSC 22000 facility to ensure the highest quality, consistency and stability.
Why KAIBAE ?
A Leading Supplier
KAIBAE is a lead supplier of organic Baobab ingredients supplying the food, beverage and beauty industries since 2012. 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 about nature, helping people, and the idea of total well-being for both planet and people.
Direct Partnerships and Preserving Biodiversity
KAIBAE started the first supply chain and processing facility for Baobab in Northern Ghana. The Baobab harvest is now the #1 annual source of income for the harvesting communities . The harvest takes place during the dry season, a time of the year where sources for income are few. KAIBAE's direct partnership makes a positive impact on local economic development and local biodiversity.
Across borders and cultures, B corp companies are committed not just to do less harm, but to do more good.
Baobab Fruit Powder
Baobab fruit powder is a nutrient powerhouse, naturally bursting with fiber, an excellent source of vitamin C, essential minerals, and antioxidants. Baobab fruit powder is prebiotic, low glycemic and tastes mildly sweet and tangy.
Baobab fruit powder is a great supports gut microbiome balance, improves blood sugar handling and promotes skin health from within. Baobab Fruit Powder is the perfect ingredient for the functional foods industry focused on improving wellness, gut, skin and weight management .
Baobab is the Prebiotic Superfood
Baobab Fruit Powder is 50% fiber of which 75% is prebiotic fiber. Research shows that Baobab Fruit Powder supports health probiotic balance, increases the production of short chain fatty acids which have local gut barrier and systemic health benefits.
Foltz M, Zahradnik AC, Van den Abbeele P, Ghyselinck J, Marzorati M. A Pectin-Rich, Baobab Fruit Pulp Powder Exerts Prebiotic Potential on the Human Gut Microbiome In Vitro. Microorganisms. 2021 Sep 17;9(9):1981. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9091981. PMID: 34576876; PMCID: PMC8467054.
Baobab is Low Glycemic
Baobab fruit powder rich in polyphenols improve the glycemic response when added to food and beverages. Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are on the rise all over the world. Baobab fruit powder reduces the damaging effects of elevated blood sugar.
Coe SA, Clegg M, Armengol M, Ryan L. The polyphenol-rich baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata L.) reduces starch digestion and glycemic response in humans. Nutr Res. 2013 Nov;33(11):888-96. doi: 10.1016/j. Nutr Res.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Sep 9. PMID: 24176228.
Great source of Vitamin C
The vitamin C content in Baobab fruit powder is impressive, containing up to six items that of oranges per weight. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen ,absorption of iron, immune function, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones
Plants concentrate polyphenols as a defense against ultraviolet radiation and pathogens. It estimated that there are more than 8,000 types of polyphenols in nature. Polyphenols provide us with a wide range of incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Baobab fruit powder is uniquely rich polyphenols, a great way to up the benefits of any formulation.
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.
- Sports drinks
- Ice Cream
- Baked goods
- Flavoring for variety of sauces and jams
- Thickening agent
- Dietary Supplements
OUR QUALITY AND COMMITMENT
- Single Origin
- GRAS ingredient
- USDA Organic, EU Organic, Canadian Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- OU Kosher
- Processed in FSSC 22000 Cerrified Facility
- Certified B-Corporation
Baobab Seed Oil
Baobab Seed Oil is cold-pressed and rich in vitamins A, D, E, F and sterols. Baobab Oil absorbs is well balanced in oleic and linoleic acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. Baobab Oil is also extremely stable and has a mild 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
Baobab Oil is an excellent way to 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.
- Moisturizing Lotions
- Body Oil,
- Sun care products,
- Hair masks
Fatty Acid Profile
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
Baobab Leaf Tea cut and powder is refreshing with a mildly sweet, fruit flavor. Baobab leaf tea is immune enhancing, energizing without caffeine, refreshingly mild with a sweet fruit flavor and is a pleasing apricot color. 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 aa respiratory and digestive conditions.
More recent research shows that Baobab leaf extracts have anti-diabetic, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant and analgesic properties. Baobab leaves are a great source of flavonoid polyphenols, Vit B1, B2 Beta-carotene, iron, zinc.and calcium.
Baobab leaf extract rich in saponins and mucilage content and polyphenols that inhibit enzymes α‐amylase, α‐glucosidase, and aldose reductase producing a hypoglycemic effect.
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 Triglycerides and LDL in the diabetic rats.
Elevated oxidative stress in diabetic patients involves extensive lipid peroxidation It is reported that Baobab leaf extract is rich in flavonoids and phenolic compounds reduce free radical activity observed in patients with diabetes.
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.
Research into analgesic testing revealed that Baobab leaf extracts possess remarkable anti-nociceptive effect. Neuropathic pain relief was linked to its flavonoid and mineral content. These substances alleviate neuropathic pain by various mechanisms including the inhibition of NF-κB to suppress inflammation, and up regulation of Nrf2 to improve oxidative defense,
- Herbal Tea
- Low glycemic formulations
- 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
Baobab Red Fibers
The red Baobab fibers also called funicles are rich in polyphenols especially epicathechins know to muscle growth and strength, endurance, insulin sensitivity, regulating blood sugar levels.