What is Moringa?
Moringa is a drought resistant plant that is native to Asia and Africa and the most cultivated species is Moringa Oleifera. It is also known as the drumstick tree, the ben oil tree or the horseradish tree but perhaps its most fitting name is The Miracle Tree because of its nutritional properties.
Although Moringa is only just coming to the fore in the western world it has been widely recognised for centuries in the asian subcontinent for its healing ability and nutritional content.
Moringa really is a true Superfood, the leaves contain over 90 nutrients - including 47 Antioxidants, 36 Anti-inflammatories, 25 Vitamins & Minerals, and all 9 essential Amino Acids making it one of the most nutritionally dense plants known to man.
Some Nutritional Equivalents
4 x more Calcium than Milk
4 x more Potassium than Bananas
4 x more Vitamin A than Carrots
50 x more Vitamin B3 than Peanuts
7 x more Vitamin C than Oranges
36 x more Magnesium than Eggs
25 x more Iron than Spinach
Moringa leaves contain 18 amino acids, 9 of which are essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be created by the human body so have to be consumed. This makes Moringa the "complete" protein, a rarity in the plant world. Moringa's protein content rivals that of meat, making it an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
Moringa contains 47 types of antioxidants. These help to neutralise the devastating impact of free radicals, which damage and eventually kill human cells.