Moringa Cooking Basics: What to Eat

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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.

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