Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Is this the world's healthiest cake?

hero.jpg

It's bright, colourful and large - the signs of every indulgent and naturally unhealthy cake. But bakers at the Eden Project in Cornwall have cooked up what could be the world's healthiest.

Rosby Mthinda, who works with baobab growers in Malawi, with the superfruit fruit cake

The one-off cake is packed with pomegranates, blueberries, bananas, apples, carrots and most of all baobab, a 'superfruit' from Africa.

Baobab astonishingly offers, gram for gram, more calcium than milk, more iron than steak, more fibre than wholemeal bread and is six times richer in vitamin C than oranges.

For that reason, each serving (approximately 208g) of this mammoth fruit cake provides 59.9% RDA of Vitamin C, 47.8% RDA of potassium and 32.2% RDA of Vitamin A. It’s also low in saturated fat, low in salt and contains only naturally occurring sugars.

The cake marks the start of the inaugural Baobab Superfruit Week (until 13 October 2013) at the Eden Project which grows the fruit in its Rainforest Biome.

You can buy baobab in powder form to sprinkle over foods and mix into drinks. The trade in baobab also helps to relieve poverty in Africa by supporting harvesters and their families.

Baobab Fruit which grows on trees in southern Africa and is harvested between May and September each year

Related

hero.jpg

Food named after people

woodland-glade-picnic.jpg

The Food Lover's Bucket List

hero.jpg

Seasonal foods to travel for

Latest...

Nutella's newest product sounds like all kinds of deliciousness

Nutella feasting can now happen any time, any place

by Megan Murray
20 Sep 2017

Cookie dough fans, your perfect store is coming to London

We HAVE to try the cookie dough clouds

by Megan Murray
19 Sep 2017

Unicorn cereal has arrived and breakfast will never be the same again

And here’s where you can buy it

by Susan Devaney
18 Sep 2017

These are our favourite gluten-free cakes, snacks and ingredients

From cakes to biscuits to beer and sausages

18 Sep 2017

Vegan Baileys will finally arrive in the UK this week

Here’s everything you need to know

by Megan Murray
18 Sep 2017

How to make your own sloe gin, in 3 easy steps

Just imagine the deliciousness...

by Magda Knight
15 Sep 2017

Aldi's wine advent calendar is the only Christmas countdown we need

It works out to be just £2 per bottle of vino - cheers to that!

by Megan Murray
15 Sep 2017

These beautiful doughnuts will completely blow your mind

Like glorious, edible works of art

by Charlotte Duck
14 Sep 2017

Aldi is releasing their biggest bottle of prosecco ever

All the bubbles

by Susan Devaney
14 Sep 2017

Cheese tea might just be the best thing to come out of 2017

Say hello to the drink that's taken over your Instagram feed

by Susan Devaney
14 Sep 2017