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Baobab is the typical name of Adansonia digitata or the upside-down tree .In Sudan, the name of the tree is (Tabaldi) and its fruit is known as (Gongalis).
Adansonia digita is the most widespread species of Adansoni. It is widely spread in Sudan .They occur in arid regions and shed their leaves during the dry season. Its leaves are used in Africa as leaf vegetables for cuisines. They are also eaten fresh or as a powder. Their fruits are full of nutrients and have triple the amount of Vitamin C oranges have and they have more calcium than milk.
In Sudan, the fruit pulp is eaten or used to make a popular juice and the seeds are grounded to extract vegetable oil. Researchers suggested that this traditional plant can boost food security and foster sustainable rural development in Africa. The fruits of this tree are full of antioxidants that help fight aging and ultimately prevent dementia, Al Zheimer's and other diseases such as Cancer.
Baobab is a genus of eight species of tree , six of which are only found in Madagascar, one in Africa and the Middle East and one in Australia. The tree that lives up to thousands of years belongs to the Malvaceae family of the Bombacoideae sub-family. It could reach up to 30 metres in height and bears very large white flowers and a fruit that is 6 to 8 inches long.