In 2013, researchers from the Oxford Brookes Centre for Nutrition and Health published a paper on the remarkable impact of baobab fruit powder on glycaemic response. In this episode, Gus (the African Plant Hunter) delves deeper into the properties if this extraordinary African superfruit and investigates why this happens (it’s all, apparently, in the fibre and polyphenols) and what the implications are for our health. His conclusion – baobab fruit powder is an excellent food to help moderate glycaemic and insulin response, manage weight and prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. 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 (