Maybe you’ve heard of moringa; it’s one of the most nutrient-rich plants around—from a tree native to the Himalayan foothills. It’s packed with nutrition, too. For example, gram for gram, moringa has:
7 times the vitamin C in oranges.
4 times the vitamin A in carrots.
4 times the calcium in milk (and it has no lactose).
3 times the potassium in bananas.
2 times the protein in yogurt.
Other noted benefits of moringa include supporting the natural defenses of the body; providing nourishment to the eyes and brain; promoting healthy metabolism; supporting healthy cell structures in the body; supporting healthy cholesterol levels; supporting healthy, normal liver and kidney function; skin health; supporting energy levels; supporting healthy digestion; acting as a powerful antioxidant; supporting immune and circulatory health; and supporting healthy inflammation as well as healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Moringa is also packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats, chlorophyll and other important nutrients—which is a great “food way” to get those nutrients.Here is a partial list of vitamins and minerals in moringa:
The power of moringa is being noticed worldwide, too, for how it can help combat poverty. How is that possible? Moringa is drought-tolerant, pest-resistant and a fast-growing tree that produces edible flowers and seed pods year round. All the edible parts of the tree are highly nutritious, too.
For example, the pods provide all the essential amino acids and provide a rich fat that is similar to olive oil. Likewise, the leaves are also edible and are easily dried to be stored—and they are abundant at times when many other tropical food plants no longer produce. In fact, moringa leaves are so nutritious that 25 grams can supply a child with 42 percent of their daily recommended protein; 125 percent of their calcium; 71 percent of their iron and 272 percent of their vitamin A.
No wonder people are taking notice. More moringa!