Organic Moringa Powder
Name: Moringa, Moringa oleifera, also known as the “Drumstick” or “Miracle” Tree
Country of Origin: India
Climate: Sub-tropics and Tropics
Plant Part Used: Leaves (raw)
Nutrients: Vitamins A, Potassium, Magnesium, Amino Acids, Calcium
Ethnobotany: Nutrient dense whole food used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine
What is Moringa Powder?
Loaded with tons of nutrients and antioxidants, organic moringa powder(also known as organic moringa leaf powder) is one of nature’s most nutritious superfoods. Moringa powder is considered a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids. Moringa supports the immune system, detoxifies the body, and improves mental clarity. Get a major health boost by adding one teaspoon of moringa powder to smoothies, juices, salad dressings, and more!
Tastes and Uses
Moringa powder has a rich, nutty flavor that work well with everyday foods. Mix one teaspoon of moringa powder into juices, beverages, smoothies, or yogurt. For a big nutritional boost, try mixing it in salad dressings or guacamole. It can also be sprinkled on your meals once they have been prepared. We advise against cooking moringa because heat will significantly reduce the potency of the vitamins.
Moringa Health Benefits
Native to India, Moringa oleifera leaves are highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, manganese, magnesium, lysine, riboflavin, calcium, thiamin, potassium, iron, protein and niacin. Moringa powder also boasts all nine essential amino acids, which our bodies cannot produce naturally but require to function normally. It’s also extremely rich in antioxidants, which protect against cell damage from free radicals, and is a natural plant source of cytokinins, a group of hormones with anti-aging effects.
Ounce for ounce, moringa powder contains:
- 7x the Vitamin C found in oranges
- 4x the beta carotene of carrots
- 3x the iron of spinach
- 4x as much calcium as milk
- 3x the potassium of bananas
- Even more fiber than oats!
Moringa powder may also help with the management of diabetes. A 2006 study conducted by researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture found that moringa powder lowered blood glucose levels in diabetic rates. Researchers believe this may be attributed to moringa powder’s high dietary fiber content and the presence of a flavonoid called quercetin.
How Is It Made?
Organic moringa powder is made from dried organic Moringa oleifera leaves. To retain naturally-occurring nutrients, Moringa oleifera leaves are dried in an area hidden from the presence of direct sunlight. The delicate, dried leaves are then crushed to create the soft and fluffy moringa powder. About seven pounds of freshly harvested organic moringa leaves produces one pound of organic moringa leaf powder.