New fruit packed with vitamin C

New exotic fruit with more vitamin C than orange to go on sale

Oranges may soon be relegated to the back of the supermarket shelf after a new exotic fruit with six times more vitamin C is set to hit the grocery stand.

The baobab fruit, which is similar in appearance to a coconut, is packed with nutrients, including twice as much calcium as milk and high in anti-oxidants such as iron and potassium.

On course to become the next big superfood, the fruit will not be sold whole as the shell is difficult to crack, so instead will be available in smoothies and cereal bars.

The new EU ruling to sell Baobab in the UK has received the thumbs up from the chief executive of PhytoTrade Africa, Gus Le Breton.

‘Baobab is an ideal ingredient for smoothies and cereal bars, and its well documented nutritional benefits provide manufacturers with a new opportunity to target the booming market in healthy foods,’ said Breton.

The white powdery pulp of the Baobab fruit has been consumed by Africans for generations owing to its health benefits.

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