MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA
If you haven't heard the buzz about Moringa, you are in for a treat. The marvelous Moringa Olefiera is a tall, somewhat lanky tree, originating in the region of north India. For millennia, Moringa have been cherished and used as a food and medicine source by peoples around the globe. Every part of the Moringa tree is edible; but those who partake generally stick to leafs and bean pods.
MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA | FAMINE FOOD
In many places around the world, the marvelous Moringa Olefiera is known as a "famine food". Far from being the last choice on an edibles list, "famine food" is used to describe the truly amazing nutritional value of the Marvelous Moringa Olefiera. If a people are left with "only" marvelous Moringa Olefiera to eat - they will not only survive, they will flourish! According to modern science, marvelous Moringa Olefiera has everything one needs to sustain life.
MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA | SAVING LIVES
In Senegal, and other famine stricken or impoverished areas, there are active programs taking place teaching the care and cultivation of marvelous Moringa Olefiera, as well as how to prepare and store the plant. Because of the easy growth, limited care, and complete nutritional qualities of marvelous Moringa Olefiera, infant mortality has plumeted as healthy baby weight has risen.
MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA | USE and STORAGE
Part of the appeal of Marvelous Moringa Olefiera is it's ability to retain it's nutrients after being processed for storage. In many places, Marvelous Moringa Olefiera leafs are harvested and allowed to dry in the sun. They become brittle and are easily ground into a fine powder. This powder is super condensed nutrients - in a conveniently storable form. As long as the powdered super food is kept clean and dry - it is at the ready for instant nutritional supplement, carrying people in need through times of lean.
Other ways to add Marvelous Moringa Olefiera to your diet are:
- Fresh Marvelous Moringa Olefiera Leaf Salad
- Stir Fried Marvelous Moringa Olefiera Bean Pod
- Fresh Marvelous Moringa Olefiera Leaf Used in Place of Spinach
- Dried Marvelous Moringa Olefiera Leaf Super Tea
The uses are only limited by your imagination!
MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA | SCIENCE
Marvelous Moringa Olefiera leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains):
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDA
FROM THE USDA
Moringa oleifera leaf, raw Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 64 kcal (270 kJ)
Carbohydrates 8.28 g
Dietary fiber 2.0 g
Fat 1.40 g
Protein 9.40 g
Vitamin A equiv. (47%) 378 ?g
Thiamine (B1) (22%) 0.257 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (55%) 0.660 mg
Niacin (B3) (15%) 2.220 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.125 mg
Vitamin B6 (92%) 1.200 mg
Folate (B9) (10%) 40 ?g
Vitamin C (62%) 51.7 mg
Calcium (19%) 185 mg
Iron (31%) 4.00 mg
Magnesium (41%) 147 mg
Manganese (17%) 0.36 mg
Phosphorus (16%) 112 mg
Potassium (7%) 337 mg
Sodium (1%) 9 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.6 mg
Water 78.66 g
?g = micrograms ? mg = milligrams
IU = International units
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
MARVELOUS MORINGA OLEFIERA | BY ANY OTHER NAME...
While relatively new to the West, marvelous Moringa Olefiera is a beloved nutritional treasure around the world. As such, it has been given many names by dozens of different cultures. Here are a few:
- Ben Oil Tree
- Murungai Maram
- Brède Mouroum
- Drum Stick Tree
To read more about Moringa and for tips and instructions on growing your own marvelous Moringa Olefiera, please see our marvelous Moringa Olefiera care page found here.
DISCLAIMER - TAKE NOTE!
Consuming marvelous Moringa Olefiera or any food may cause adverse conditions in some. While we believe all the information presented in this article to be true, we at Morningwood Growers encourage you to research marvelous Moringa Olefiera for yourself, and decide if it is right for you and your family. Morningwood Growers and the people that make up our company are not responsible for ANY effects of consuming Moringa, good or bad, and we advise you to consult with your physician before consuming anything. Consume marvelous Moringa Olefiera at your own risk, or benefit!
Consuming the roots and or seeds of marvelous Moringa Olefiera may or may not be an abortifacient. If you are pregnant, we advise you to do your own research into the benefits and risks of consuming marvelous Moringa Olefiera. To date, studies are contradictory.