Moringa… ever heard of it? Moringa has been around for a long time however is becoming more popular in the health and wellness scene. Some would even call it a superfood! While superfoods are not a magic cure, they can help nourish your body in addition to a real, whole foods diet. There are a variety of superfoods and it may seem overwhelming to decipher from foods that are a fad and foods that are truly nourishing. Superfoods are essentially nutrient dense and versatile ingredients, think chia seeds, coconut or cacao to name a few.
Today we’re chatting all about one of current favorites, Moringa! While moringa has been around for a long time, it is gaining popularity and recognition due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and several antioxidant properties.
What Is Moringa?
Moringa comes from a tree that is native to the Himalayas in northwestern India. It is also called the ben tree, horseradish tree and drumstick tree. Moringa now grows in many tropical, subtropical, and semiarid areas throughout the world, including Hawaii! Since the Moringa tree can be grown in these environments, it’s a great source of nutrition throughout the entire year.
The nutritional benefits that come from the Moringa tree are found in the leaves and pods, also called drumsticks. The leaves are a powerhouse of nutrients containing a significant amount of B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin C and K, protein, manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorous. This plant was first described as the miracle tree since it was a popular medicinal herb.
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