In praise of the mighty baobab

  • 09
  • Aug
  • 2010

We were excited to hear that Africa correspondents for The Economist magazine have named their blog “Baobab”. A recent Baboab blog entry explains that it’s a “life-affirming” tree that is “hard to miss on any African horizon”. The blog describes about how people and wildlife use baobab as shelter, food and as a water store.  It also shows how almost the whole tree can be used for food – the leaves and flowers make a tasty salad, the roasted seeds are a substitute coffee and the fruit pulp makes a zesty baobab lemonade. We’ll certainly be following the blog with one of those in hand – why not join us?

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