Boab fruit is a highly nutritious superfood with a nut-like shell and a creamy, powdery inside. The Boab powder can be added to smoothies & juices, sprinkled on yoghurt, added to muesli, used in baking for protein balls and used in desserts such as sorbets & ice-creams.
Also known by their scientific name Adansonia, boab trees produce a large fruit that is commonly consumed and appreciated for its delicious citrus-like flavour.
Endemic to Australia, Boab occurs in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and east into the Northern Territory. It is the only baobab to occur in Australia.
Break open the hard case of a boab nut, and you will find the creamy-white fruit in which the seeds are nestled. This dry powdery fruit pulp, with its tangy citrus flavour, is edible. The pith is rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and importantly vitamin C. The pith stays good to eat many months after falling from the tree.
Warndu Australian Native Boab Powder is 100% natural, unprocessed & organic fruit powder direct from the Boab Nut sourced from the Kimberley.
◎ Common Name: Boab, Larrkardiy
◎ Scientific or Latin Name: Adansonia gregorii
◎ Comparison: Chalky sherbet
◎ Seasonality: All year powdered
◎ Region: Tropical
◎ Taste Profile: It has a chalky texture and is sour, the flavour being a combination between lemon, sherbet, powdered milk and with an earthy undertone, similar to cream of tartar.
◎ Types: Boab trees are in the Adansonia genus, with 8 species in total. The Australian species is Adansonia Gregorii, named in honour of Augustus Charles Gregory, an English born Australian explorer.