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April 13, 2019 47 min
The baobab tree looms large in the life of Nafy Flatley. Its fruit juice nourished her when she was young, and powers her Teranga Juice business today. We discuss the origins of Nafy’s business and learn a lot about the “tree of life”, including its health benefits. Can the juice of the baobab fruit help you be stronger, fall in love, or attain happiness? Listen and find out! (Recorded October, 2018.) Links and Show Notes La Cocina (—“a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.” “Teranga” is a Senegalese ( word meaning hospitality, friendships, camaraderie Sickle cell trait ( Baobab fruit, from the Baobab tree (, aka “Tree of Life”, “Upside-down tree” or “le pan de singe” (monkey bread) Tamarind ( Naming ceremony ( WeWork (—“Supporting Communities and Creating Impact” Ginger ( (Spice Hound) Hibiscus ( Moringa ( Nafy’s La Mafé recipe will be in We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream ( (pre-order now, launches June 4) Love Potion Number 9 ( (iTunes) Sorrel, Bissap, Jamaica: Hibiscus Tea Around the World ( Nutmeg ( (Spice Hound) Cayenne Pepper ( (Spice Hound) Black Pepper ( (Spice Hound) Health benefits of Baobab ( We talk more about the PFR (Processed Food Registration ( in episode 7 with Guilianna Glassman of Alma Superfoods ( Salt & Straw/Teranga Baobab Juice & Coconut ( Nafy’s latest product: Baobar energy bars ( ABC7News story on Nafy Flatley's American dream: the baobab fruit juice & bar ( Our thanks to Nafy for joining us. You can find her @terangalife ( on Twitter (and Instagram (, and on the web at ( Thank you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter: Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Christine Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tammy Tan (@spicehound ( or email us at ( That’s a wrap! Amazon and other links may be affiliate links. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Nafy Flatley, Teranga Juice.
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