From one of Africa’s most instantly recognisable trees comes one of its most extraordinary fruits. Welcome to the magnificent Baobab fruit (Adansonia digitata). In this episode, Gus (the African Plant Hunter) takes time out from his booth at a busy organic food trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, to explain just why the Baobab is called the “African Superfruit”. So if you’ve ever wondered what all the buzz is about when it comes to Baobab, check out this, the first in a series of videos exploring the many and remarkable health benefits of the Baobab fruit. In addition to his plant-hunting activities, Gus also runs a baobab-producing business in Zimbabwe (, and is the current Chair of the African Baobab Alliance (

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