Cooking with Dried Moringa Leaves

The dry moringa leaf is an excellent substitute for the fresh. It can be used in just about any way that fresh can be used. Add it to salads, soups, or your favorite chicken, fish or shrimp dishes at the end of the cooking cycle. The dry leaf reconstitutes with the liquids or dressings and takes on the appearance of fresh leaf. Dry leaf does not have to be cooked very long, just five to ten minutes at most.

Just add 1/4 to 1/2 cup and stir. Makes for an attractive presentation as well as adding extra nutrition!

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Here is the Dry Moringa Leaf after it constitutes with the liquid at the end of the cooking cycle.

Here is the Dry Moringa Leaf after it constitutes with the liquid at the end of the cooking cycle.

Moringa Farms Super Tea

The Tradition of Aryuveda

Simmer or boil, steep, strain and – Drink.

 

Moringa Farms Super Teas are made from high quality moringa leaves with other natural and organic herbs. 46497p325j8v4fdWe practice small batch handcrafting in the Aryuvedic tradition. Grinding, pounding, sorting, pouring and packaging   is all done by hand. Never any machine or electrical tools are used. Each batch is made from quality herbs harvested for their best potency of climate and season. We have both an AM tea and a PM tea.

Chia Seed Drinkable Recipies

Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are extremely high in Omega 3 and are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Chia seeds can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber and omega 3 supplement. The soaked seeds are gelatinous in texture and are used in soups, casseroles, salads, baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.
Beverages

Recipe for Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is the Mexican term for a beverage that contains chia and some kind of fruit juice

For an individual serving: Add one teaspoon chia to:
12 oz of your favorite fruit juice or

Fresh Watermelon juice
Pineapple Juice
Lemonade
Limeade
Pomegranate Juice
Cranapple Juice

Add a spear of mint or sage for garnish.

Chia Limeade

½ cup lime juice
1 cup agave nectar
10 cups water
½ cup chia seeds
Add ingredients and stir

Chia Gelatin

This is a popular method of preparing chia, it has so many possibilities as an added healthy ingredient for all kinds of dishes.

Mix 1 part chia to 10 parts filtered water. Use plain or season with lime or lemon juice, sugar or vanilla extract. Mix with your favorite salad dressings, add to sauces or soups. Spread on peanut butter to liven up a peanut butter sandwich.

Get your Omega 3’s with chia.

How to Make: Moringa Leaf Sauce

This recipe comes courtesy of Lowell Fuglie, the director of operations for the Church World Service’s hunger relief organization in Senegal, Africa. Mr. Fuglie is a world authority on the cultivation and use of Moringa. This recipe is based on a traditional Senegalese Moringa leaf sauce called Mboum.

5 Tablespoons of Moringa leaf powder
1 pound of smoked or dried fish, meat or chicken
¼ cup of peanut butter
5 Tablespoons of oil, (vegetable, olive, canola or palm oil)
1 Medium onion – chopped
1 quart of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Red pepper or pepper flakes to taste

Add peanut butter and water and bring to a boil. Add the fish or meat and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Add oil and chopped onion. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper and red pepper to taste. Serve over rice or couscous.

How to Make: Moringa Deodorant

42972nh29yphrfiMoringa Seed Deodorant

Mix equal portions of moringa seed oil and moringa seed powder in a mortar and pestle.

Work into a smooth paste and apply small amount to underarms.

You can add some of your favorite perfume if you wish to scent the paste.

This concoction is also good against minor cuts and scrapes and aids in the healing process.

(Photo by Ambro)

Three Delicious Moringa Drink Recipes

46497p325j8v4fdMoringa Cold Fusion Tea
This is the basic cold tea recipe. Consume the sediment, this is the good stuff.

Fill a non reactive 2 qt container, glass or stainless, with water, add
2 Tbsp. Moringa Leaf Powder

Sweeten to taste with agave or cane sugar.
Add ginger root slices or zest of lemon for added flavor. Shake container before using.

Hot Moringa Tea
Use ½ Tsp per cup of hot water. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Sweeten to taste with agave or cane sugar.
Add ginger root slices or zest of lemon for added flavor.

Moringa Super Drink 
Quick and easy to make
1 cup of aloe vera juice
1-2 oz of pomegranate concentrate
1 tablespoon of moringa leaf powder, (or to taste)
1/8 tsp moringa seed powder
1 tbsp of chia

Add ingredients to blender, blend for 5 seconds. This is highly energizing and savory. There are 5 grams of omega lll in a tablespoon of chia. The synergy of all these ingredients is something to experience.

(Photo by Jomphong)

Moringa Cooking Basics: What to Eat

Did you know that half of our youngsters are iron and calcium deficient? Moringa should become as much a part their diet as yours. You can make tasty drinks and smoothies to give them the nutrients they need. You can even sugar it up to make it more appealing, it’s still better that the artificial sweetener alternatives, high fructose corn syrup and acids they ingest from soft drinks and processed juices. Moringa can be consumed in a variety of ways and is an all natural way to healthy living. All our moringa products are pure moringa with no added fillers, substrates, etc, just the plant part.

Moringa Leaf Powder

Powder is also a powerful addition to those blended drinks and shakes that have become popular for health conscious people in the United States and elsewhere. Powder can also be added to soups and vegetable dishes to provide additional sources of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The powder can be used to make traditional sauces as they do in Africa.

Research has demonstrated that is anti inflammatory, hypotensive and hypocholestemic. Small dosage have positive effect on hypothyroidism as well. It is a lactogogue which increases breast milk production in nursing mothers due to its high calcium content. This high calcium might be effective against osteoporosis with a bioavailability superior to inorganic formulations. The high iron content is especially good for growing youngsters. Moringa leaf has one of the highest chlorophyll contents of any green plant.

Fresh Leaves

The fresh leaves make a tasty addition to any salad and are a suitable substitute for any spinach dish. Leaves can be mixed with other vegetables to make goulash or vegetarian casseroles. Fresh leaves are available from your local Asian or Philippine markets. Moringa will be known as Malunggay or Murunga and Malamgal at the Asian markets so that is what you should ask for. You may have find some at Indian markets as well where it is called Sevga, Drumstick or Sajna. Moringa has over 150 names around the world so keep this fact in mind when looking for the fresh leaf. You might want to read Moringa-Nature’s Medicine Cabinet by Sanford Holst to get the list of names for Moringa from around the world.

Dried Leaves
The dried leaves make a superb green tea. You may use the dried leaves as a substitute for dried parsley. They also can be added to omelets, salads, soups and various dishes for added nutrition and enhanced presentation.

Moringa Seed Powder
An effective antibiotic. Good for cold sores, cuts and scrapes, sore throats, intestinal parasites, ulcers, inflammation Is very potent, recommended dosage 1/8 tsp straight or can be added to blended beverages. Mixed with moringa seed oil makes an effective underarm deodorant. It is purgative so if you take too much it can make you regurgitate.

Moringa Seed Oil
Truly one of the finest oils in the world. Used by the Egyptians as a cosmetic, luminant and tanning oil , it has useful purposes for thousands of years. It was the oil first used in Swiss watch making. Non drying and high slick with a nutty aroma it has numerous uses as a skin emollient, household lubricant, shampoo moisturizer and medium for underarm deodorant. Highly antioxidant it retains its freshness for months. Clarins and Almay cosmetic companies use it in some of their formulations. It has also been used internally for intestinal ailments.

How to Make: Fresh Moringa Leaf, Beans and Meat

This recipe comes courtesy of Jennifer Concepcion of the Philippines. Use this as a tasty side dish with any compatible entrée. With seafood entrees, use shrimp, with meat entrees use pork, beef or chicken for the meat portion of this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup of beans, mongo beans are used in the Philippines but you may substitute, baby limas, red beans or pintos.
2-3 cups of water
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion
1 medium tomato
½ cup of shrimp, pork, chicken or beef
1 cup fresh Moringa leaves
1 Tbsp of fish sauce, or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste.

Boil the beans until tender. While the beans are boiling, sauté the onions, garlic and tomato. When beans are tender add the tomato, onion, garlic to the beans. Strip the Moringa leaves from the stems, remove any excess stems from the leaves. Add fish sauce. Add fresh Moringa leaves. Salt and pepper to taste.
This is the preferred side dish for Adobo Chicken

How to Make: Moringa Soufflé

This is an excellent side dish for most any entrée. It’s quick and easy

16 oz of frozen or fresh Moringa (called malunggay or malamgal, in the Asian markets)
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 Package of Lipton’s Dried Onion Soup Mix (or portion thereof, to taste)

Thaw the moringa and squeeze out excess water. Remove any excess stems. Mix with sour cream and the soup mix. Add more sour cream if you like a creamier consistency. Lightly oil a baking dish and use spatula to put mixture in the dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Serves four. You’ll sleep like a baby.