The baobab’s fruit, seeds and leaves have been used for millennia across Africa for food, oil and bark.
More recently, the powder has found its way in European and American health stores as a super food.
Science has shown that the powder is rich in micronutrients, vitamins and polyphenols—all of which are great for boosting ones’ immunity. The baobab oil is now a sought after product because of its anti-aging properties.
And here is the catch: The flowers of the baobab tree are pollinated primarily by bats. The very animal suspected of potentially carrying the deadly corona virus (still to be scientifically proven). And this is not the only tree that bats depend on but entire forest landscapes where they thrive, feed and breed.