Moringa: the super tree

November 24, 2017

Moringa the superfood

Moringa is a South American tree and there are 13 different species identified.

The whole plant is used for food purposes, obtaining a flour that contains all 9 essential amino acids. To date Moringa is the only known plant with these characteristics.

The leaves are extremely rich in proteins (25%) and their content exceeds in proportion the amount of proteins we could find in eggs and cow milk. Even E and C vitamins content is eight times higher than in the more famous carrots and oranges. The seeds are rich in oleic acid (the same as in olive oil).

Moringa high in proteins

Thanks to its high proteins and antioxidants content, the Fao classifies moringa flour as a superfood that can help manage hunger in poorer areas of the world.

Oil is also used in the manufacture of cosmetic lubricants and biodiesel fuel.

The roots are not edible containing an alkaloid that interferes with the nervous transmission.

Seeds produce flours used for the purification of water or other liquids.

The bark instead provides a rubber used in leather and paper industry.

You'll soon find moringa products in our shop!