Europe Will Taste Africa’s Mystery Fruit

Break open the hard nut of the exotic baobab tree, and you get a wacky fruit that is essentially unknown outside of Africa.

Fans of The Little Prince, take note: The BBC reports on the EU approving baobab fruit for sale:

The fruit, contained in a hard nut, has six times more vitamin C than oranges and twice as much calcium as milk.

African people have eaten the fruit for thousands of years, but Europeans will consume its pulp as an ingredient in smoothies and cereal bars.

The hope is that new European demand for the fruit may create employment opportunities on the African continent.

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