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July 2011 Issue

Baobab Joins the “Superfruit” Pack

Move over maqui and acai, a new “superfruit” has arrived. Derived from the African “Vitamin Tree,” (so-named by National Geographic in 2010), baobab is the most recent discovery in the world of exotic superfruits. This off-white, powdery fruit pulp is claimed to contain more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than an orange, more iron than red meat, more potassium than a banana, and more magnesium than spinach. With a profile that impressive, you might wonder if this new superfruit is science fiction or fact.

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