Baobab Trees in Oman

The fruit of Baobab Trees (seen below at the base of the mountains in Dhofar, Oman) has just been given EU approval to be used in smoothies and cereal bars.

Baobab Trees Dhofar
Baobab Trees Dhofar

Oman has probably around 100 of the trees, mainly in the south but a few in the north. This low number has not allowed any commercial use of the tree in the same way as the date and coconut – but I will certainly look more carefully next time I visit them to see if I can try a few fruit in my drinks.