What is Moringa?

What is Moringa?

What is Moringa
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It’s called Moringa Oleifera. It is native to Africa and Asia. Most of this plant is edible. Including, I believe; the sap, seeds, roots, leaves, and flowers. It’s high in vitamins and nutrients.

Many people have classified it as a superfood. Moringa loves the sun and doesn’t like the cold. It’s drought hardy and will grow even in sandy conditions.

If you live in a hot climate, you may be able to grow Moringa. It can grow 20 feet in one season, and up to 35 feet total.

What would you do with Moringa Seeds?

Plant them and then harvest the leaves. The leaves can be pruned and used in many different ways.

You can harvest the leaves, dry and crush them to make a superfood powder. 

The powder has many vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, B, C, E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and iron!

Using the powder is super easy. You can put it in your afternoon tea, smoothies, soups, or stews.

The moringa powder could be put into capsules and then taken like a vitamin. It can also be sprinkled on a salad or used to replace an herb in your cooking.

Other Ways to Use Moringa Seeds

How about a gift for a friend? Just start it in a cute little container for them! Or you could try to sell them at the Farmer’s market.

  You could grow a bed of trees, cut them when they get about 5 feet tall to harvest the leaves.

 Or you can have a Moringa Tree Grove, to grow for pods, seeds, and leaves. These trees grow really fast in warm climates.

Or use it to make powder and put it into an emergency bag (Bug out Bag.) 

When the food supply is low or non-existent, it is a really good idea to have a superfood with vital nutrients and minerals at your fingertips!

It’s lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about adding more weight to your pack!

The leaves of Moringa can be cooked like you would cook spinach or they can be dried and crushed into a powder.

The powder can be used in smoothies, soups, and sauces.  If you heat Moringa above 140 °F it may destroy some of the nutritional value.

Also, check out the health benefits of Moringa.
How to Plant and Care for Moringa

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2 thoughts on “What is Moringa?”

    1. Homestead Wishing

      Awesome! I was very excited about it when I started learning about it a couple of years ago. Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

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