If you haven’t heard much about moringa health benefits, expect that to change very soon. Moringa is the latest superfood causing quite a stir among health enthusiasts, and when you find out about all the nutrients it has to offer, you’ll want a taste as well.
Moringa Health Benefits (recipe below)
Moringa is so packed with benefits that it’s hard to keep track of them all.
According to a review published in Food Science and Human Wellness, moringa can reportedly provide seven times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, nine times more protein than yogurt, and a whopping 17 times more calcium than milk.
Moringa even has an advantage over the ever-popular leafy green spinach: It boasts 25 times more iron than the famous salad ingredient.
Most of the benefits of moringa come from the leaves, pods, and seeds, but it’s worth noting that all parts of the plant can be edible.
According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the bark and roots of moringa are thought to have medicinal properties and have been used in a wide variety of folk remedies over the years.
Although more research is needed on the medicinal effectiveness of moringa, some studies suggest anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects can come from the leaf, seed, and root extracts.
How to Use Moringa
Unless you live somewhere that’s super warm (lucky you!), it’s probably not realistic to grow your own moringa tree and pluck the leaves right off in your own backyard.
But the good news is that you can still reap many of the benefits of the plant in powder or supplement form. The seeds also make a great convenient snack to have on hand.
Consider purchasing moringa powder such as MAJU’s Organic Moringa Powder, and using it to boost your morning smoothies with even more nutrients than usual.
If you prefer a more old-school munch, you can also purchase a bag of whole moringa seeds like Moringa Seeds by Betel Natural.
After removing the shells of the seeds, you can either eat them on their own or use them as a savory topping for a yogurt snack. With your health practitioner’s OK, you could even potentially take a moringa supplement such as Organic Moringa 180 Capsules.
Moringa Tea Latte Recipe
- 1½ tablespoons moringa powder
- 3 cups cashew milk
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- In a small pot over medium heat, combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly until well-combined.
- Bring to almost boil and then remove from heat.
- Pour mixture into a blender and blend until frothy and smooth.
- Divide evenly between two mugs and serve.