You’ll be hard-pressed to find a tree with as much to give as the Baobab.
Growing in 32 African countries since the dawn of time, reaching up to 30 metres high and a staggering 50 metres in circumference, Baobab trees play an incredibly important role in a delicate yet planet-effecting eco-system and always have done. Baobab trees not only provide much-needed shelter, water and highly nutritious food for both people and animals in Savannah communities but in modern times, the value of every part of the tree has become a main source of income for local people, marking a long-awaited turning point for some of the poorest parts of rural Africa.
Baobab fruit is in high demand all over the world thanks to the plentiful health and beauty benefits; the bark can be turned into clothing and rope; the seeds are used to make natural cosmetic oils and even the leaves are edible! As there is no such thing as a Baobab plantation and all Baobab trees are wild-harvested or family owned, it has been estimated by the National Geographic that global demand for Baobab produce is worth 1 billion dollars per year which would be spread across an incredible 10 million households in the driest and remotest parts of Africa.