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Forgotten Superfoods - Moringa Oleifera

by Raja Varun |

Moringa Oleifera is the most common of the Moringa species, also known as the Drumstick tree and Mircale tree. It was originally cultivated commonly across the Indian subcontinent and is now grown across the globe.

There are totally 13 known species of Moringa. Some of them are found in Southern and West Africa and Madagascar. 

The different parts of Moringa Oleifera tree are edible and very beneficial. Their leaves and drumsticks are traditionally used in food recipes in many parts across India. It is still not known about the uses of other species of Moringa.

The leaves of Moringa Oleifera have 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas. It also has calcium, protein, iron, and amino acids, which help your body heal and build muscle.

It's also packed with antioxidants, substances that can protect cells from damage and may boost your immune system.

Moringa leaves contain several other important vitaminsVitamin A which helps maintain healthy vision, immunity, and fetal growth. Vitamin C which protects the body from pollutants and toxins. Vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant.

Drumsticks too have many health benefits including regulating blood sugar levels, making them a boon for people with diabetes. It enhances digestive health and purifies blood too.

Use this miracle forgotten food in your daily diet to see their health benefits. 

Moringa leaves can be used in various recipes including smoothies, smoothie bowls, dosa batter, roti/chapatti dough, chutney powders, curries, sambhar and rasam. Dried leaves powder in packed form is available for ready consumption.

Drumsticks can used in rasam, sambhar and curries.

They can grow very easily in varied climatic conditions and can provide nutrition at a very nominal cost. So do you need more reasons to revive this forgotten food and make it a part of our daily diets?

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