Are you familiar with the plant known as moringa? It is also called malunggay or drumstick in other parts of the world, and is used in several South Indian dishes for its texture and exceptional taste.
Asia and Africa are two of the most common areas to find the moringa tree, and this plant is so versatile that just about every part including the fruits, bark, seeds, flowers and roots can be consumed. That simply means there is no need to throw out any part of the plant.
So What Makes Moringa So Marvelous?
In order to identify the significance of this wonderful plant, let’s compare it to a few of the common healthy foods that we eat.
- Ben oil is one of the byproducts of the edible moringa seeds. It is quite similar to olive oil from a nutrient perspective – rich in antioxidants and the best part is that it can never expire.
- The leaves of the moringa tree are also edible and they contain more iron than spinach.
- It has seven times more Vitamin C than oranges
- It contains four times more calcium than milk
- Coffee is known all over the world as a good way to start off the morning. However, you haven’t seen a good morning starter until you’ve had moringa tea. The leaves used to brew this tea consists of several properties to boost and maintain energy levels over longer periods.
- Do you take multivitamins or other daily supplements? It has been proven that many supplements can be made from the pods and leaves of the moringa plant and it’s a lot healthier given that there are no synthetic ingredients used.
- The protein found in moringa is actually twice the amount that is found in yogurt.
- Carrots are known to improve eyesight due to their Vitamin A content. On the other hand, moringa is a good source of beta-carotene and contains four times the Vitamin A of a gram of carrots.