One of the most common questions we get when it comes to the Baobab Fruit is – How Much Baobab Fruit should I take? While this is a reasonable and logical questions, there really isn’t a great answer. How many strawberries should you eat? How many oranges should you have per day? Baobab is a fruit and should be consumed much as you would eat other fruits.
Beware of Too Little Baobab Fruit
While there is no dosage, or set amount of Baobab fruit you should take in a day, we can tell you that 500mg of Baobab Fruit is too little! More and more supplements are coming to market that contain small amounts of Baobab fruit powder. Is 1/2 a gram of Baobab fruit enough to give you any real health benefits? No. Just as 1/2 a gram of blueberries will not do much for you either.
So, while we can’t tell you an upper limit for the amount of Baobab fruit you should have each day, we can tell you that you really need to have at least 5grams a day to have any real impact on your health.
Different Baobab Powders Have Different Nutrients
The brand of Baobab Powder you take also has a big impact on how you feel. We like Organic Baobab powder that comes from Malawi Africa and has been dried in the Baobab shell. Baobab powder that naturally dehydrates in the shell has the most nutrients when tested in powder form.
So our advice is to first go with a good 100% Organic Baobab Fruit powder that is made from Baobab Fruit grown in Malawi. You want to make sure it is pure Baobab Fruit powder, with nothing else added. You also want to see “naturally dehydrated” on the label. You do NOT want heat being used to dry the Baobab fruit into a powder – this can kill the nutrients.
Once you have a great Baobab Powder, just try to work 5-15 grams of Baobab Powder into your diet each day.
Keep the questions coming!