Moringa || Super Food Series

The  ‘Miracle Tree’ or ‘Tree of Life’  is the source of nature’s most nutritiously rich food, Moringa.  The Moringa Oleifera may be one of the most useful trees on the planet today. Every part of the tree is valuable, from the root to leaf, flower to pod, bark to wood! This drought – resistant tree grows fast, up to 12ft in a season! Moringa Oleifera can grow in poor soil and it is often found in tropical areas with high levels of malnourishment. The Moringa tree isn’t just for health nuts and it is not a “fad” super food. It is very important in impoverished areas in Africa, Asia & Latin America, providing the malnourished with nutrients they lack from not getting a balanced diet.  The powder in the Moringa leaf contains over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants along with all of the essential amino acids. Moringa is widely acclaimed for its nutritional properties, moringa has high levels of protein, vitamin A, potassium, calcium, vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition to it’s amazing nutritional value, some studies suggest that moringa has both antibiotic and cancer fighting properties.

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Native to South Asia, moringa is now widely used in West Africa and South America. It has been said to cure or prevent around 300 diseases. For centuries, moringa has been used as a traditional remedy for skin, respiratory, digestive and other ailments. Most recently it has been hailed as a way to battle famine and malnutrition. It is quickly catching on in impoverished areas as a viable source of nutrition.

My first time being introduced to moringa was here in Guatemala, so don’t feel so out of the loop if this is your first time hearing about this mega super food. I like to put a spoonful of Moringa powder in my morning smoothie or juice. It is a very potent powder so if your not into the grassy green taste in your smoothie or juice then I would only suggest using a small amount. Moringa powder is made from the freshly harvested leaves of the Moringa Oleifera tree. Fresh moringa leaf powder is a very deep green color and has a rich nutty smell. The powder is made by drying the moringa leaves at low temperatures. The powder is then screened to remove impurities. The best part about the process is that once packed, the powder remains fresh for several months, retaining all nutritional value of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and complete amino-acids, it truly is the ‘Tree of Life!’

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Known Medicinal Uses:

  • Anti-aging powerhouse
  • Delivers anti-inflammatory support
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Increases energy
  • Heightens mental clarity
  • Regulates blood glucose levels
  • Promotes healthy circulation
  • Improves wound healing
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Anti – depressant
  • Enhances skin health
  • Promotes metabolism

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African women grinding Moringa Oleifera leaves into powder so it can be used by the local hospital pharmacy as a nutrition supplement for mothers and children at risk of malnutrition. 

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There a ton of recipes to incorporate Moringa into. If you are making anything homemade, you can add Moringa to pretty much anything if you choose. For example – ice cream, pesto sauce, muffins, baked goods, soups, tea, and the list goes on. I prefer to get my Moringa nutrients on in the AM. Try my go-to morning Green Juice & Smoothie to easily incorporate Moringa into your daily diet!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Anneke says:

    Reblogged this on I'm not perfect either and commented:
    like this article. It’s important for others to know about the drumstick tree. For me.. an added bonus is that I can eat shellfish when we cook with this. We just throw a few leaves in the pan where we cook . I’m usually allergic to any shellfish. But I have no issues when I eat a prawn curry now. For Christmas I ate mud-crabs for the first time.

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