A 2,000 year old baobab tree called ‘The Tree of Life’ was discovered in South Africa. It is one of the oldest living things on Earth.
Some hollowed out trunks have been used to provide shelter to as many as 40 people, it can hold up to 4,500 liters of water, fibers from the bark can be turned into rope and cloth and fresh leaves are often eaten to boost the immune system.
The medicinal properties of the baobab fruit are amazing. It has 3 times as much Vitamin C as an orange, 50% more Calcium than spinach, and it has a plentiful source of antioxidants.