Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baobob: Fruit of the Future?

I ran across an article in Reuters today about a fruit from Africa called "baobob". Acording to the article, it has the "potential to plug millions of poor African bush dwellers into a lucrative, sustainable market".

"DAKAR (Reuters) - Its fruit has a tart, zesty taste -- some say like sherbet. It's highly nutritious, and might be imbued with the souls of dead chieftains. If you live in Europe, it could be headed to a smoothie near you."

I'd like to give it a try some day. We'll see how long it takes for it to make it over to America. The "souls of the dead" part isn't so appetizing, but the sherbet part sounds good.

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