Some interesting facts about these trees that grow prolifically in the area of Messina on the border to Zimbabwe where Cules will be working for the next few weeks....Adansonia is a genus of eight species of tree,six native to Madagascar,one native to mainland Africa and the Arabian peninsula and one to Australia. Baobabs store water inside their swollen trunks, up to 120 000litres to endure the harsh drought conditions particular to each region. Leafs are used as a leaf vegetable and the fruit is very nutritious,possibly having more vit. c than oranges and exceeding the calcium content of cows milk! The fruit can be used to produce cream of tartar. Locals also cook the fruit in sugar and sell it as a sweet and sour candy.