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WHITE PAPER – The Treasures of the Baobab

Mastering the Baobab with Nexira

Symbol of Africa, baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a majestic and impressive tree, also called “Africa’s tree of life”. Baobab fruit has been traditionally consumed for centuries in Africa for its wide range of nutritional and medicinal properties. More recently, baobab fruit pulp has been referred to as the new beneficial “Superfruit” based on its unique nutritional profile.

To promote and add value to this ingredient, Nexira was one of the first suppliers to have demonstrated its prebiotic effects.

Learn more about this iconic superfruit, download our NEW White Paper ⤵️

  1. Jump in baobab
  2. Organic superfruit powder… with prebiotic activities
  3. Clean label & Easy-to-use

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Sustainable Sourcing

With more than 120 years of roots in Africa, Nexira has become an expert in sourcing & supplying raw materials from Africa. Fully involved at every step of the entire baobab supply chain, we control and guarantee the highest quality for customers (e.g. organic certification, low microbiological load…). Nexira’s sourcing policy supports local harvesting and contributes to create positive socioeconomic impacts in Africa. Nexira is also committed to the socially responsible & sustainable production of baobab fruit powder. Nexira’s production of baobab pulp powder uses only the fruit; so the trees themselves are undamaged.

Organic Superfruit Powder… with Prebiotic Activities

Our baobab is a 100% raw baobab fruit pulp, all-natural, organic and offered in powder form. It is the perfect African superfood to liven up foods, beverages and supplements.

Scientific studies have highlighted the high nutritional content of baobab (minerals, vitamins). Baobab pulp has also greater antioxidant activity than other superfruits such as pomegranate, mango, orange, kiwi, bilberry.

Nexira’s new proprietary study, conducted in 2019, using the SHIME® model has demonstrated for the first time the prebiotic effects of Baobab at 10g/d with SCFA stimulation and improve of microbiota diversity. Our Baobab promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria: Bifidobacterium adolescentis in proximal colon, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in distal colon and Akkermansiaceae in distal colon, which is a relevant strain for improvement of inflammatory markers, metabolic health and fat mass.

Synergistic Baobab & Acacia: the Only Baobab-based Formulation You Can Claim Fiber!

Combining the baobab fruit pulp and the acacia fiber, our ingredient offers a content of 45% dietary fiber. Acacia fiber that you can label as fiber in your nutrition facts, has been recognized as a dietary fiber by the FDA.

inavea™ BAOBAB ACACIA is an all-natural and organic synergistic formulation of Baobab & Acacia with a carbon neutral footprint.

inavea™ BAOBAB ACACIA offers proven prebiotic effects at 5g/d which contribute to the balance of microflora for enhanced digestive health and general well-being. Our study has demonstrated the complementary & significant prebiotic activities of inavea™ BAOBAB ACACIA : decrease of pH, ammonium and bSCFA[1], increase of lactate and SCFA[2]. The study showed the promotion of beneficial bacteria, including the Bifidobacterium spp., and specific bacteria families such as Akkermansiaceae and Christensenellaceae.

Our study has demonstrated a gradual fermentation across the entire intestine, i.e. a full spectrum gut fermentation. inavea™ BAOBAB ACACIA is suitable for a low FODMAP diet.

Clean label and Easy-to-use in a large array of applications

Baobab is simply labeled as Baobab fruit pulp.

With its naturally tangy taste, baobab is perfect to liven up foods, beverages and supplements, such as nutritional powders, cereal bars, dairy shots, beverages.

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[1]:Branched Short Chain Fatty Acids
[2]: Short Chain Fatty AcidsThis communication is not intended to the final consumer. It provides scientific information for professionals only. Communications to the final consumer have to be checked according to local regulations in force, since the conditions of use are beyond our control. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This communication is not intended to the final consumer. It provides scientific information for professionals only. Communications to the final consumer have to be checked according to local regulations in force, since the conditions of use are beyond our control. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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