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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Online Library => Topic started by: murahilin on February 21, 2012, 09:58:38 AM

Title: Baobab book
Post by: murahilin on February 21, 2012, 09:58:38 AM
Very good book on baobab fruit.

http://www.baobabfruitco.de/themen/literatur/art/007.pdf (http://www.baobabfruitco.de/themen/literatur/art/007.pdf)
Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: MangoFang on February 21, 2012, 01:02:57 PM
....and that bats pollinate the flowers?  How fascinating......anyone every tasted
one of the fruits?




Mfang


Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: fruitlovers on February 21, 2012, 06:27:38 PM
....and that bats pollinate the flowers?  How fascinating......anyone every tasted
one of the fruits?




Mfang


Tasted the baobab fruit for first time at Kampong in Florida. It was sweet and floury. Here is a photo i took there:
(http://fruitlovers.com/Gallery1/BaobabFruitandFlower.jpg)
Oscar
Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: nullzero on February 21, 2012, 06:30:29 PM
....and that bats pollinate the flowers?  How fascinating......anyone every tasted
one of the fruits?




Mfang


Tasted the baobab fruit for first time at Kampong in Florida. It was sweet and floury. Here is a photo i took there:
([url]http://fruitlovers.com/Gallery1/BaobabFruitandFlower.jpg[/url])
Oscar


Would you say its worthy growing for food crop? Or more novelty?
Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: fruitlovers on February 21, 2012, 06:43:27 PM
As fas as taste is concerned, more of a novelty. But apparently baobab is very high in nutrition. Not for small back yards though as the tree eventually becomes giant sized, although maybe not in one lifetime?
Oscar
Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: nullzero on February 21, 2012, 06:47:13 PM
As fas as taste is concerned, more of a novelty. But apparently baobab is very high in nutrition. Not for small back yards though as the tree eventually becomes giant sized, although maybe not in one lifetime?
Oscar

I presume would do well for long term food forest tree. I always like drought tolerant perennial food crops. Trying to sprout some Acacia colei seeds right now, in the future would love making Acacia colei and Mesquite flour food. Sounds like Baobab is good dried and mixed into flours.
Title: Re: Baobab book
Post by: bsbullie on February 21, 2012, 08:43:07 PM
I bought some baobab coconut granola today at Whole Foods...very yummy.