Why Panda Vita in Breakfast Will Make You Question Everything?

Why Panda Vita in Breakfast Will Make You Question Everything?

Did you know? Today is Vitamin C Day?

Nope, neither did I!

 

We were sent a pack of Panda Vita Organic Baoba Powder; Superfood; High In Vitamin C; Antioxidents; Natural Energy; and High in Fibre to try. Wow! I thought. I simply sprinkled 2 teaspoons of the white powder over my small jab of fresh fruits and yoghurt for breakfast, but I still have questions I’d like to ask… like…

 

What is exactly Baobab?

It is a fruit grown in Upper-East Ghana, Africa. Crack the pod open and inside peaks out a powdery white fruit that is rich in all sorts of beneficial nutrients. 

This tasty and nutritious powder has a delightful citrusy and tangy flavour while it is also a powerhouse of minerals including iron and magnesium.

It also has a high fibre content, and as if that wasn’t enough, it’s rich in prebiotic complexes that will leave your gut healthy and your body free of harmful bacteria. *

 

Where is the Baobab Tree Found?

The baobab tree is also known by various names including the ‘cream of tartar’ and the ‘monkey bread tree’, or the ‘upside-down tree’ because of its unique silhouette once the sun sets – giving the appearance of a tree that has been uprooted.

Baobab tree (Adansonia digitata) is native to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana.

There are nine different species with a long lifespan of 5,000 years and more.

The older the plant or tree, the less productive it becomes and as such it is less viable from a commercial standpoint. However, the baobab tree is unique in that it only starts to bear fruits once it is 200 years old. These trees can grow well over 1,000 years old.

It can take a baobab tree this long just to produce its very first green velvety pod-shaped brown fruit. *

 

What is Baobab Fruit?

The baobab tree produces thick white flowers, which are pollinated at night by fruit bats.

These fruits eventually sprout to become long green or brown fruits, which look like small gourds.

The fruits emerge from the thick showy white flowers around December, then takes about six months to mature into a superfruit.

Come May; the fruits start to dry out and starts to drop off. 

This is the only  and ideal time to harvest the fruits that have fallen off to protect that parent baobab tree from any damage. *

 

How Is Baobab Powder Made?

Why Panda Vita in Breakfast Will Make You Question Everything?

Essentially the pulp of the fruit is naturally dries out while it is still on the tree. This translates into minimal processing being required to extract its powder and refine it. Therefore, all the essential nutrient values remain intact.

It is then harvest and cracked open. Inside the small dark brown seeds are separated from the white peach tinted powdery pulp.

The powder is then finely sieved out, twice. The first sieve is to remove any remaining seeds and the second is an extreme sieve to remove fibres.

The seeds are not put to waste either; they are instead cold-pressed to produce a rich golden oil that cosmetic and skin care product specialists later sell.*

 

And the Baobab Nutritions?…

Why Panda Vita in Breakfast Will Make You Question Everything?

Overall studies have shown that baobab has:

  • 10 times the antioxidant level of oranges and 6 x more antioxidants than cranberries, blueberries and blackberries.
  • Up to 6 times more Vitamin C than oranges.
  • 4 times more potassium than a banana.
  • 2 times more calcium than milk.
  • More iron than spinach.

Baobab also contains zinc, manganese, essential fatty acids, phosphorus, protein and vitamin B complexes.Photos & Source

 

This is a perfect food supplement for Evelyn as we’ve found out a few weeks ago that she has allergies to eggs. If it is good enough for her then it is good for us too!

 

Why Panda Vita in Breakfast Will Make You Question Everything?

 


 

Tips: I also put them in smoothies, yoghurt and oats porridge for my kids too!

 


If you would like to try some Panda Vita products – you can get 10% off our baobab powder using the discount code 10OFF

 

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Giveaway Time! 

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100g pouch of Panda Vita Organic Baobab Powder

*We were sent a 25g pouch in return for an honest review. All opinions are honest and of my own.


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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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13 Comments

  1. 07/04/2017 / 10:49 am

    This sounds great – I love the look of the tree! My friend makes smoothies and often puts superfood powders into them. Sarah #FabFridayPost

  2. 07/04/2017 / 4:47 pm

    This stuff sounds amazing! My iron has been really low since having my daughter, and more iron that spinach is always a winner! Thanks for sharing #FabFridayPost

  3. 07/04/2017 / 7:07 pm

    That looks yummy and nutritious. What a great combination!

  4. 07/04/2017 / 9:21 pm

    Very interesting. I haven’t heard of this before. Might have to give it a try!
    #fabfridaypost

  5. 10/04/2017 / 7:52 am

    It looks like I won’t be attempting to grow this tree at home for its fruit! I loved hearing about where this powder had come from, v interesting. A great share. #FabFridayPost

  6. 11/04/2017 / 12:16 pm

    This sounds like a great idea – any way of sneaking more vitamins into small people is excellent 🙂

  7. 14/04/2017 / 9:38 am

    What a great idea! I love this x #FabFridayPost

  8. Karl Borowy
    15/04/2017 / 2:45 am

    LOVE ORGANIC

  9. 16/04/2017 / 1:38 am

    I love baobab powder too! I use it in smoothies too and also make an immunity boosting tonic with it – it’s very simple, only water, lemon juice and baobab powder, it’s an acquired taste but it’s meant to be amazing for fighting off colds xx #FabFridayPost

  10. 16/04/2017 / 11:01 am

    wow, We must try this! I never knew all of the benefits. Do your kids like the flavor> Our little has a horrible egg allergy (we found out very scarily when she was 9 months old) and I think when she is next tested, she may be significantly less allergic and reactive. I hope so for her and for your Evelyn too! They do outgrow them. Little was also allergic to dairy and she is fine with that now. Peanuts are next! Thanks for this post. Must try list! #fabfridaypost xo

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