Known as Baobab (Tree of Life) in South Africa, the above tree is 2000-years-old. And it must be fed well, ’cause it’s a big sucker.
Some hollowed out trunks have been used to provide shelter to as many as 40 people, it can hold up to 4,500 litres of water, fibers from the bark can be turned into rope and cloth and fresh leaves are often eaten to boost the immune system.
The medicinal properties of the baobab fruit are amazing, with 3 times as much Vitamin C as an orange and 50% more Calcium than spinach, and it has a plentiful source of antioxidants which are disease fighting molecules credited with helping reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. The baobab tree produces a super-fruit which is a super-food.
Africa is blessed.