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Did you know that The Baobab Fruit could be the healthiest fruit in the world? #WED2011

So what has a tree done for me lately? AFRICA Baobab Upside down tree? The baobab tree looks like it has been picked out of the ground and stuffed back in upside-down. Despite this funny look, it is actually very practical: in the wet months water is stored in its thick, corky, fire-resistant trunk so that it can survive without water for the nine dry months ahead. The baobab tree therefore plays a vital role in water storage in the dry regions. A medium-sized tree can actually hold 1,500 litres of water, while a large tree could contain over 7,500 litres of water. Did you know that The Baobab Fruit could be the healthiest fruit in the world? This tree gives you a real vitamin kick! The Baobab is both loaded with vitamin C and its calcium content actually exceedes that of cow’s milk! The fruit is also known as “sour gourd” or “monkey’s bread”. You can eat the dry fruit pul...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/wed/tree-a-day/baobab.asp

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