Baobab, the New “Super Fruit” from Africa, on Display at IFT New Orleans Expo - Booth 4855

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A wide range of NOP Organic certified quality products derived from the Baobab, including Baobab Fruit powder and pure Baobab Oil, will be displayed by Tiger Botanicals at the IFT Expo (Booth 4855) in New Orleans, LA from June 11th, 2011 through June 14th, 2011.

A wide range of NOP Organic certified quality products derived from the Baobab, including Baobab Fruit powder and pure Baobab Oil, will be displayed by Tiger Botanicals at the IFT Expo

Tiger Botanicals, a division of Irvine, CA based Herbal Teas International, Inc., has partnered with the Baobab Fruit Company Senegal, the single largest producer of Baobab ingredients to introduce Baobab Fruit products to the Food, Beverage and Cosmetic industries in the USA and Canada. A wide range of NOP Organic certified quality products derived from the Baobab, including Baobab Fruit powder and pure Baobab Oil, will be displayed by Tiger Botanicals at the IFT Expo (Booth 4855) in New Orleans, LA from June 11th, 2011 through June 14th, 2011.

Baobab (pr. “bay-o-bab”) products are impressively rich in a variety of minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids. They contain high amounts of calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Most importantly, Baobab is also an incredible source of soluble dietary (prebiotic) fibers. It is a truly 100% natural product.

"The Baobab Tree is a strong numinous symbol in Africa and it’s fruit provides a valuable source of nutritious food for a great many people across that continent. The consumer in the USA and Canada is largely unaware of the great benefits of this new-to-America “Super Fruit”, and we are now right out in front in offering quality NOP Organic Baobab ingredients to the North American market," says Hugh Lamond, President of Tiger Botanicals.

Baobab Fruit pulp powder is also GRAS and Novel Foods approved and can be used safely as a natural functional ingredient in the food industry in a variety of products including juices, yogurts, energy drinks, smoothies, ice creams, fruit powders, chewable tablets, cereal bars, etc. In the nutraceutical industry, the pulp is used as a natural source of fiber, calcium, magnesium and high levels of antioxidants derived from vitamins C and E. Oil derived from the seeds, leaves and bark can all be utilized in the beauty and cosmetics industry to manufacture creams, masks, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and exfoliates. Overall, the wide range of usage of the Baobab fruit makes it a highly valuable natural resource.

About Tiger Botanicals and the Baobab Fruit Company Senegal

Tiger Botanicals, a newly formed division of Herbal Teas International, Inc., is your "direct from source" supplier of a wide range of bulk ingredients and extracts for products such as Baobab, Rooibos Extracts, Hoodia Gordonii and other unique herbal products. Tiger Botanicals is the leading distributor of these beneficial herbal ingredients to companies across North America, from the food and beverage industry, to makers of health supplements and cosmetic products. The company has an established distribution network based in the United States, with warehousing in Irvine, Los Angeles and New Jersey, allowing for prompt and reliable shipments of even the largest orders.

The Baobab Fruit Company Senegal was founded in 1999 by Mauro Ottaviani, an Italian food-engineer who became fascinated with the fruit during a journey through West Africa. With the help of his son Pascal, he pioneered its transformation into a range of semi-processed materials for use in the cosmetics and food and beverage industries, with no part of the fruit going to waste.

Today, BFCS is the leading producer of quality, organic Baobab products and processes over 1000 tons of fruit annually, with 300 people involved in sourcing and at the main production plant located in Senegal. The corporate office is located in Mantova, Italy. The company works very closely with the Government and small communities in West Senegal to ensure the fair and ethical treatment for all producers in the region.

You can learn more about Tiger Botanicals and Baobab “Super Fruit” products by visiting http://www.BaobabDirect.com or calling toll free (855) 858-4437.

Tiger Botanicals
A Division of Herbal Teas International, Inc.
Hugh Lamond

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