Baobab Juice- Maji ya Mabuyu

Baobab (Mabuyu) Juice

Baobab (Mabuyu) Juice

Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western world. The white part of the seed can be used as an ingredient in different kind of recipes that ask for tamarind or lime, in Tanzania, baobab is mainly used to make juice or eaten as candy if coated with sugar and color. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate baobab juice from tamarind Juice.

If you are using baobab powder (can be purchased in the internet), mix 2 tbsp of baobab powder with 1 ½ cups of water. Or follow package instructions.


  • 5 cups      Baobab seeds (Mabuyu)
  • 10 cups      water
  • 1 cup      Sugar
  • 3 cups      Extra water
  • Color(optional)


  1. In a large pot, mix baobab seeds and 10 cups of water. Boil for 30 minutes or until the white part of the seed dissolve completely in boiling water. Then put aside to cool a little bit.
  2. Separate the seeds and water by using a strainer.
  3. Add 3-4 cups of water to baobab juice.
  4. Add sugar.
  5. Add color (optional).
  6. Put in the fridge to cool or you can drink it hot as tea. (If you would like to drink while hot, do not add color).

Don’t leave in the fridge for more than two days only.

  95 comments for “Baobab Juice- Maji ya Mabuyu

  1. linda
    March 22, 2014 at 5:28 AM

    Hi rose, i’d like to start a biz of selling mabuyu, kindly could you give me the recipes. Also i would like to know where i can purchase the buyu seeds. I live in kenya.

    • fulgence kitigwa
      April 27, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      I am in Tanzania and I can supply you with ubuyu and all its products like oil, powder etc

      Please contact me

  2. Nisa
    March 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Hi there,

    How do you make the mabuyu powder you get in those bags (red) using just white mabuyu powder?

    • March 13, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I will show sometimes soon Nisa.

  3. zainab mohamed
    February 25, 2013 at 4:55 AM

    can someone please, tell me how I can make my mabuyus to be sweet and powdered.

    • February 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      I will upload a video here sometimes in the summer. i normally do not send a recipe to an individual.

      • April 7, 2014 at 5:45 AM

        hi guys,am in kilifi and I manufacture baobab oil and powder..anyone interested get me on

  4. miriam
    December 28, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    nice to here such good news, am also selling the baobao oil and powder but still looking for international market.

    • December 31, 2012 at 8:25 AM

      I am waiting for something, when time comes I would like to see what all of you have to offer, I will send someone to visit your plants

      • January 24, 2013 at 4:32 AM

        I want to learn how to make a baobab products plant, who should I contact?

        • February 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

          I do not know at all George. Google may be you may get one.
          Good luck

        • Martin
          July 6, 2013 at 1:11 AM

          Currently I’m working as a translator for a group of 5 French students who are here in Tanzania (East Africa) to do a research on Baobab and Tamarind. The time I’ve so far spent with them, I’ve learned so much about this amazing plant and also realized opportunities. I have interacted and got contacts of farmers, collectors, and small scale producers. so, I think I can be of value to anyone wishing to venture in Baobab or Tamarind business. feel free to contact me.


  5. Mary
    December 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Hi Rose, we are a registered company dealing in production of baobab oil and soap and we are seeking market, is there a way you can connect us to buyers?we are based in dodoma.

    • December 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM

      Check your email Mary.
      Mingi Love

      • Martin
        July 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

        Hi Rose, I’m currently working with some French students on a research about Baobab.. I’ve met some small scale producers who are actually struggling to find Market for their products especially the Baobab; oil, powder, seed cake, and soap.. Even for bulk buyer of raw Baobab, I can get them suppliers. Are you able to help in any way to connect us to buyers? thanks.
        my email is

      • fulgence kitigwa
        April 27, 2014 at 2:20 AM


        I am in Tanzania dealing with baobao products and am looking for international market
        can you link me with someone interested?

  6. mercy
    October 29, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    congrats madam continue to serve the society tirelessly.

  7. John martin
    October 10, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    Naomba sana kama unaweza kutupatia soko la ubuyu (powder) hata kama wew unazo order basi tulete kwako then we uuze

    • October 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      Nitumie email mwezi December.

    • January 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM

      I want to buy mabuyu (baobab seeds). Please advise.

      • Martin
        July 6, 2013 at 1:25 AM

        Hello George, email me.

        • Dahlia
          November 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

          Hello Martin … can you let me know if the mabuyu seeds are available for sale at your end. Thank You.

          • December 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

            Not yet Dahlia, Mabuyu will not be available any time soon.

          • fulgence kitigwa
            April 27, 2014 at 2:23 AM

            we can supply you with mabuyu and its products
            contact me please

    • Gerard
      February 22, 2013 at 4:41 AM

      Hi John,

      I’m looking for vendors of fresh or dried ubuyu fruits; do you think I can enough ubuyu fruits at a factory production scale?


      • Martin
        July 6, 2013 at 1:22 AM

        Hi Gerald, I can supply the fresh Baobab or the dry seeds from Tanzania. contact me and we see how to do this.

        • Dalia
          November 19, 2013 at 3:58 PM

          Hi — I am interested in purchasing the baobab seeds … let me know who I should contact … thank you!

  8. October 5, 2012 at 11:25 PM


    I included this recipes in my “Essential Recipes” post on my blog. I highlight the few African recipes from around the web that I wish I had time to make this week, but didn’t.

    Basi, tell me where I can find these seeds?

    • October 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      I saw the recipes, I visit your blog often. That is a good list I was thinking of copying it and put in my menu next weekend when I will visit my cousin. Baobab is my favorite drink, and it is healthy.

      Try this website. I do not know much about them. I will order from them soon just to see their service. I believe they are based in UK.

    September 26, 2012 at 6:01 AM

    I have a desire to start selling boabab oil,baobab powder and sunflower oil.Dear friend am looking a partner that we can make this happen legally.

    • October 4, 2012 at 9:38 AM

      I will be intouch Manase

    • Tammie
      December 8, 2012 at 11:29 AM

      Contact me at If you are able to make the oil I will be interested to import.

  10. Gerald Chiganda
    August 31, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    I want to start producing Baobab juice. I tried one time but it wouldn’t take long before it gets bad for consumption, if packed in plastic bottles, the bottle would inflate and burst. I would therefore like to have an advice on how I can improve my product to take at least 3 months or longer before it gets bad after making it. Please help.

    • August 31, 2012 at 4:02 PM

      Dear Gerald,
      I hope someone will read this and send some help. I have received a few names of business in Tanzania that sell baobab powder. I will contact them when i have time, I will see if they will want to post their info here for you to read. Keep visiting.
      Stay blessed

  11. winnie
    August 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    I real appreciate wat your doing.kep on informing us about baobab oil and beuty.

  12. Zubeda idd
    August 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I prepare mabuyu juice for sell and many people in Kenya dont know about it,but ithank you alot cos have learnt some new tips bless you sister.

    May 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    our company is in a postion to supply the baobab powder and oil for your requirements. pls contact us to discuss further thanks and regards,
    h hajee

    • Suave Gombwa
      June 8, 2012 at 6:49 AM

      I want to start producing Baobao Juice and I need where I can get more already processed powder that my company can produce more juice

      How cam we make business?

      • June 8, 2012 at 11:03 AM

        I have contacted a company that sale baobab powder in UK, I will get in touch with you once they reply, and I will post something about them soon.
        Thanks very much for asking

      • selina maganga-Dodoma Tanzania
        July 7, 2012 at 2:49 AM

        Am selina maganga living in Dodoma.
        I can provide the commodity in plenty.where can Iget you?

        • July 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM

          Hi Selina,
          You can post your business contact on the comment people to see. I do not forward any business contacts to a person. I do not want to be responsible for anything.
          If you add your contact here, i am sure someone will see and contact you.


        • John Macha
          November 15, 2012 at 6:14 AM

          Thank you very much for your willingness to sell the commodity to various people. I am interested to buy ‘Baobab’ which is fresh from the factory, i.e. not yet “chakachuadi”. I need at least four bottles of one litre. How can I get them, and what should be the mode of payment? Please, give me a reasonable price. I live in Arusha City so you may decide to send by bus and the commodity will reach me safely.

          With kind regards,

          • November 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM

            Once I have all the details, i will let you know.

        • Ngoma
          July 30, 2013 at 4:22 AM

          I am looking for someone that can supply baobab powder, oil and soap immediately. Email

        August 14, 2012 at 4:50 AM


        • August 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM

          I will contact you by End of Oct 2012. If I forget please remind me. If you hear I am in Tanzania, please send me email, or contact my representative in TZ so we can meet? I will announce the name soon.

      • January 4, 2013 at 2:51 AM

        Please advise how we can start business.

      • habiba hajee
        June 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        please contact me on as we have a large quantity of |Baobab powder for your requirement. please email so that we can discuss.
        habiba hajee

  14. Safiyya
    April 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Hi all,

    We are a UK based company who sell Baobab Fruit Powder and Oil worldwide.

    Email me at

    Or check our website:

    Sante Sana!


    • January 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM

      Please let us start our bussiness.

  15. Derrick mwenda
    January 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Good news
    I supply baobao oil in dar es salaam

    • January 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      Do you have a business address or website? Many people may hesitate contact you just by the word. Too many scams out there. Send me something to verify you have a genuine business and I will help you to market yourself.

      Mingi Love

      • Derrick mwenda
        March 7, 2012 at 10:14 PM

        Okey thanks for that but I don’t have official address or web site because I just start on that deal and I recently graduate from I need u’r help sister.i want to show you sample of oil I made if possible thanks for u’r time

        • March 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

          Dear Derrick,
          Give me some time, I am a little busy right now, I will get in-touch with you later.

          • Derrick mwenda
            March 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

            Okey a’m waiting for that.

        • January 15, 2013 at 1:54 AM

          Please try me for a start.

  16. Mark Benson
    January 14, 2012 at 4:51 AM

    I simply loved the Baobab Juice after taking a trip to Tanzania by flight to Zanzibar. There are also some other specialities to treat your taste buds with at this African destination.

  17. Mihinzo Tumbo
    November 17, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Hi Sister,
    Mimi nimetengeneza powder ya ubuyu na powder ya majani ya mlonge nimechanganya na uwiano sawa nakunywa kila siku asubuhi kabla ya kunywa chai ni nzuri sana hasa kwa watu wanaosumbuliwa na kisukari na correstral na malaria pia ni nzuri sana hii lishe.Mimi ninawashauri watu watumie kwa ni tamu sana. ila wasipendelee sukari kwani siyo nzuri kwa wale watu ambao hawafanyi mazoezi .

  18. amy
    November 10, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    you should not forget kashatas these are a cross between cookie and candy very delicious

    • November 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

      I had Kashata on my old URL, when I changed the URL, i never had time to repost all the old recipes. But I will eventually.

      • December 23, 2011 at 8:37 AM


        I would like to start making kashata for commecial popuses.
        kindly advice

        thank you.

  19. August 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Dear viewer
    pls send me information regarding traditional usage of baobab. ethanovetenary, and food receips to me.
    bcz here i working with baobab. but our people didnot know wht it is . but in old manuscript we got little information abt this.
    i would be greatful if u send me as soon as possible.

  20. July 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM


    I am looking for a suppliers for Mabuyu Baobao seeds for London uk for monthly orders appox 500kg

    Plz reply on

    Asante Sana


      May 13, 2012 at 7:46 AM

      We are in a position to supply you both the Baobab seed powder and oil as per the quantitites you require.\kindly get in touch with us to discuss further.
      h. hajee

  21. Rukkabbe
    June 8, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    Bi Mariam Rose, tafadhali nitumie recipe ya Ramadhan Special. Kama unavyo jua ndoo twajiandaa kwa mfungo. Natumai utanihudumia ipasavyo. Bado twasubiri recipe ya kebabs pls. Wakti mwema.

  22. Rukkabbe
    June 8, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Mabuyu is a good income generating product when well prepared. For those in abroad I can export to you both the prepared, sugar and colour made mabuyu and the original plain from the shell. Just contact me through this email address:

  23. mtanzania halisi
    January 28, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    The southern region esp. Lindi from where I come has lots of baobab trees.
    Im still enjoying these seeds!!
    Just cant get enough of it!!!

    • February 1, 2011 at 7:53 AM

      Mtanzania halisi,
      I am looking for alot of baobab dried fruit (pulp + seed).

      When you boil mabuyu to make juice the nutrients get destroyed. It is better to mix with water or add to juice and you will get nutritious mabuyu juice.

      Karwitha Kiugu from kenya

      • February 2, 2011 at 7:06 PM

        That is very important information. I will point it for the readers later.

        Miriam Rose

        • Jaliath
          March 9, 2011 at 3:44 AM

          never boil or mix Mabuyu

          just mix the powder of it with cool water add suger its done.

          here in Tz we even eat it without mixing with water. we just eat, i had flu one day it cured me.

          its very usefull.

          for those who are abroad and you need it, just order i can send to you .

          have my email

        • Derrick mwenda
          January 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

          Hai miriam
          I made baobab oil so can u help to find market

          • January 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM

            Many people wants Baobab powder! They allow the powder to be imported in USA and England. Send me more information about your business ar

            I will be happy to help if I know your business is real! I am sorry for that, but I do not want things to fall back to me when all goes wrong.

            Mingi Love
            And I am happy to hear this. Many people wants Baobab and i can not find anyone who export that from Tanzania.

  24. matilda
    January 27, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    Thanks for information, you can get a lot of ubuyu in Korogwe, on the highway to Moshi.

  25. Zinat Moloo, Toronto, Canada
    January 20, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    These mabuyus certainly bring back my middle / high school memories! It’s been almost 30years since I last had them:(

  26. Azam Khan
    January 20, 2011 at 2:42 AM

    Can anyone please mention an exporter who could export Mabuyu (sugar coated baobab seeds )to Asia. Thanks in Advance

    • Jaliath
      March 9, 2011 at 3:48 AM

      hello Azam Khan

      i can send to you Mabuyu as many as u order

      just communicate direct to me through


    • March 22, 2011 at 1:30 AM

      I can supply you with tons of mabuyu.You can e mail me

    • raya
      June 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      hi khan,

      please let me know by mail,if you are still interested on ubuyu export. can send samples for your order approval. seeds sugar coated, powder suar coated or kashata of ubuyu.

      thanks, raya

    • Binti Mohamed
      September 3, 2011 at 8:15 PM

      Hi Azam, I have the most delicious sugar coated mabuyu ever.Please contact me for details if still interested.

      • January 16, 2012 at 9:23 AM

        I need you to teach me how to make them

  27. Zanangwa Suleman
    January 16, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Assalam Alaykum, there is a very good information about baobab oil and how they are made. Yes its true, A group of women in Dodoma are making it. The group name is AVINO UPENDO GROUP PO BOX 911 BAHI DODOMA email They also have a small brochure that explains the usefulness of the oil. Its only Day before a yesterday that a friend of mine had given me this info, i can share this with others. Check in ‘The Health Properties of Baobab

    Verona 6, September, 2002

    • February 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

      Thanks for the information, I hope more people come forward and post more information like this.

      Miriam Rose

  28. Fatma Masimba
    January 15, 2011 at 5:59 AM

    There is a group or company in Dodoma which producing Baobab oil. I saw them on the TV

  29. January 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    maji ya zanzania matamu kuliko mbuyu zote

  30. November 25, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    thanks for the reciepe about baobab juice. I grew up in kenya eating those sweet red mabuyu seeds with pleasure. Only to learn now that they are actually baobab fruit seeds. WOW!

  31. November 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    I will research about baobab oil. I myself had no idea that there is baobab oil out there.
    Thanks for the information.

  32. MAkungu Lubigili
    November 23, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Ihave received many information about nutririve values of Baobab . but i dont know where to get baobab oil. please can u direct where to get that service . I stay in Tanzania ( Iringa region ).
    Thanks in advance.

    • Derrick mwenda
      January 23, 2012 at 5:31 AM

      A’m lookin’ for baobab oil market.

  33. ruth
    September 8, 2010 at 2:19 AM

    Thanks for the Baobab juice recipe kindly let me have the recipe for the seeds only.


    • iqbal karim
      January 16, 2011 at 6:08 AM

      I remember in Zanzibar as kids in the 50s, we used to buy salted roasted baobab seeds. So I think you may try doing that the way we do karanga (peanuts)

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