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.

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