Icon of Africa's Savannah, the Baobab is Dying

They tree has over 300 uses. The leaves, rich in iron, can be boiled and eaten like spinach. The seeds can be roasted to make a coffee substitute or pressed to make oil for cooking or cosmetics. The fruit pulp has six times more vitamin C than oranges, making it an important nutritional complement in Africa and in the European, US and Canadian markets, writes Aida Cuní Sanchez for The Conversation Africa.



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