Moringa: Everything You Need To Know About This Superfood
Moringa: it's a word you have probably never heard before. And yet, this superfood is packed with essential nutrients that can do everything from boost your immune system to help fight cancer cells and diabetes. It may sound too good to be true, but moringa is all-natural, affordable and easy to find in most grocery stores or online. In this post we'll tell you where this superfood comes from, how it grows and the benefits of both consuming and growing this plants at home!
Growing, Producing, and Eating Moringa
Moringa is a very sustainable plant because it grows in many different regions, climates and soil types. It's a drought-resistant plant that can grow without too much water or care. It is also one of the few plants that produce pods year round - meaning you will never run out.
Moringa is also an amazing source of nutrients. If you're a vegan or vegetarian, it can provide many vitamins and minerals that are harder to find in plant-based diets, like vitamin A, potassium, calcium and iron! It's one of the few plants that provides you with all nine essential amino acids our bodies need to stay healthy and feel full.
If you're not a vegan, moringa can also provide some essential amino acids like lysine, which is hard to find in animal proteins. It is is gluten free, dairy-free and soy-free as well - making it an excellent food for those with sensitivities or allergies
Moringa Health Benefits
Moringa is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It's also part of the reason moringa powder and other products have become so popular in recent years - it contains many nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need to stay healthy
The most notable health benefits of consuming or growing moringa are:
- Boosts immune system
- Helps fight cancer cells and diabetes
- Improves dental health, helping you avoid gum disease and tooth decay. It also freshens your breath!
- Helps improve your mood by regulating hormone production
- Provides your family with healthy nutrition, no matter your dietary needs
- Lowers the chances of getting sick, thanks to its natural detox properties.
The plant provides a natural detox. The nutrients and vitamins found in the leaves are great for purifying arteries, cleansing organs and reducing high cholesterol levels.
Moringa is environmentally friendly and sustainable
Moringa is a plant that thrives without too much care and is an easy option for sustainable farming and gardening.
It is also good for the environment because it has been used traditionally as an all-natural pesticide, helping to control pests and insects without harming other plants. Moringa trees are also considered "living fences" since their leaves create shade that protects crops from sun and heat.
The Benefits of Growing Moringa
Growing moringa at home is a simple way to help support sustainable farming practices, take care of your own needs for healthy nutrition and have an inexpensive plant that's easy to grow! Some of the major benefits include:
- Saves money on food bills by producing your own nutrition!
- You'll never have to worry about running out
- Makes for a great starter gardening project or indoor decoration. It is very easy and forgiving, so beginners will be able to grow them without issue!
You can even make moringa powder at home with a food processor or blender! This is an affordable alternative to expensive supplements that are often advertised on TV but may not be as effective.
Benefits of Farming Moringa
Moringa is a sustainable crop. It can be used as a natural pest control, which is important for sustainable farming.
The plant thrives in various climates and soil types, making it an easy option for planting during any season of the year. Moringa trees are drought-resistant plants, meaning farmers don't have to worry about watering them too much.
The key benefits of farming moringa include:
- The trees grow quickly, making them an great plant for new farms
- Helps local communities by providing a sustainable - and delicious - food source
- Boosts the economy, helping to create jobs and giving people an opportunity to work
- Maintains healthy soils, improves agricultural practices and sustains the environment
- Provides a nutritious food source for many cultures around the world
Using Moringa in Packaged Foods
Moringa is becoming a popular ingredient in packaged foods. It's used to add nutrition and color to many of our favorite treats, like ice cream sandwiches or pre-made salads.
You can also find moringa powder at your local grocery store where it may be labeled as "super green." This was traditionally just for smoothies but has now been added to many packaged foods like cookies, cakes, granola bars, and noodles.
Moringa in WhatIF Foods Noodles
At WhatIF Foods, we use moringa in our noodles to help improve the nutritional content of traditional noodle dishes. It helps reduce high cholesterol levels and regulate hormone production which means that eating a bowl of noodles with this ingredient could have some significant health benefits!
We are so proud to be able to provide you with an affordable and healthy noodle alternative.
Delicious Egg Moringa Noodle Recipe
Here are some recipes that use Moringa in WhatIF Foods noodles:
- 200g of Moringa Noodles (about 100g dry weight)
- 1 - 2 Eggs
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- A small amount of coconut oil or olive oil (optional)
Add eggs to pot. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Just before the eggs are fully cooked add a bit of salt and pepper if desired then either cook your noodles in boiling water until soft (about 5 minutes) or cook your noodles separately in another pot, then add them to the saucepan with eggs. Add just enough of cooking water to make a creamy soup-like consistency.