what the heck is moringa?

Glad you asked…..or maybe you didn’t’….. but humor me while I tell you what I dug up…

According to the book Lost Crops of Africa, volume II” by the National Research Council, moringa leaves contain seven times the vitamin C in oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A in carrots, two times the protein in milk, three times the potassium in bananas and twice the amount of iron in spinach. Optima of Africa, Ltd., a group working with the tree in Tanzania, also points out that 25 g — or close to an ounce — of moringa leaf powder per day provides a child with 42 percent of his daily protein requirement, 125 percent of calcium, 61 percent of magnesium, 41 percent of potassium, 71 percent of iron, 272 percent of vitamin A and 22 percent of vitamin C. Various parts of the tree also contain the minerals zinc, manganese, phosphorus and copper. (via)
Now there’s a nutritional powerhouse!!
Turns out this little miracle tree can not only provide for you medicinally, but it can even purify your water! Virtually every part of the tree can be used!
Craaazy! 
Natural News says, “The immature pods are the most valued and widely used of all  the tree parts. The pods are extremely nutritious, containing all the essential  amino acids along with many vitamins and other nutrients. The immature pod can  be eaten raw or prepared like green peas or green beans, while the mature pods  are usually fried and possess a peanut-like flavor The thickened root is used as a substitute for horseradish  although this is now discouraged as it contains alkaloids, especially  moriginine, and a bacteriocide, spirochin, both of which can prove fatal  following ingestion. The leaves are eaten as greens, in salads,  in vegetable curries, as pickles and for seasoning. They can be pounded up and  used for scrubbing utensils and for cleaning walls. Leaves and young branches  are relished by livestock. The Bark can be used for tanning and  also yields a coarse fiber. The flowers, which must be cooked,  are eaten either mixed with other foods or fried in batter and have been shown  to be rich in potassium and calcium.”
So where the heck have I been?  Even Dr. Oz has been talking about it!!!  It’s practically a money tree….of nutrition!
Moringa Leaves are full of essential disease-preventing nutrients:
  • Vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases.
  • Vitamin C, fighting a host of illnesses including colds and flu.
  • Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Potassium, essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves.
  • Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.

And here’s something cool…..Trees for Life is helping to spread awareness of Moringa’s benefits, and helping people grow their own Moringa trees.   That is waaay cool!  Helping people help themselves!!

They are also encouraging scientific research on Moringa and its potential uses.  Your gift of Moringa trees can help hungry people lead healtier, happier lives.

Wanna try some Moringa in capsule form?  I just purchased some HERE.  You can choose from a tea, leaf powder or the capsule form.  Since I am a bit silly when it comes to something new, I decided on the capsule form.  I will keep you posted on my new super-powers to come!

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8 responses to “what the heck is moringa?

  1. I must be living under a rock — all these fabulous superfoods out there?? Can’t wait to hear how you do with the capsules. It won’t be long until you’ll have xray visions, be leaping tall buildings in a single bound… Is it too late for you to run for president?

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  2. I’ve only just started reading your blog Sandi and I have to say…. today you have really caught my attention. As a recent cancer survivor I am keen to change my diet and include super foods like this one.

    Like Susan, I am also keen to know how you go with the capsules….. and look forward to an update.

    Sandy Moore

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    • Oh, absolutely, Sandy!! I’m glad that Susan brought you here and I have lots more “food” blogs to go! The tablets have a very “green” taste….if you can get past THAT. They gave me a sample of the tea, but I haven’t tried it yet.
      PRAISE GOD for the cancer SURVIVORS!!!! I know you must be so relieved and yet, also cautious. Stay healthy, my friend and I’ll keep you posted on my super powers! 😉

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  4. tammy

    i am currently using the capsules and it is great, it has put me in a very happy place and i feel alive. the most significant change is a wholesome feeling of wellness, it has help improve my mood as i tend to be very moody, all in all, i say this is indeed the “tree of life”. keep on doing what you are doing, people should hear of this wonderful plant god gave us

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