Moringa tree is very pretty, but…


did you know that gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain:

7 times the vitamin C in oranges

4 times the calcium in milk

4 times the vitamin A in carrots

2 times the protein in milk

3 times the potassium in bananas

Just imagine, if you will, a tree growing on your property that will meet all your nutritional needs, take care of you medicinally, and which can purify your water! Enter the Moringa tree. A plant that can also grow fifteen feet in just one year.

Known for centuries in countries like India and parts of Africa, Moringa oleifera has been called the ‘clarifer’ tree, the horseradish tree and the drumstick tree. It is unique in the sense that every part can be used for something. The pods are the most widely sought as they are extremely nutritious and contain all nine of the essential amino acids need to sustain life. As you can see above, both the pods and the leaves are chocked full of vitamins. Even the flowers are edible and when cooked taste a little like mushrooms.

For my part, it is the young pods and the powder that can be made from the leaves that is of most interest. When cooked, the young  green pods are said to taste like asparagus. Cool! The leaves themselves, which grow profusely on the mature plant, can be dried and then ground into a powder to use as a supplement to other dishes.

I’ll comment more on this most interesting plant early next year when I have had a chance to grow a few from seed.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who currently resides in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy blogging and politics. I received my degree from SIU majoring in Biology in 1972 and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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1 Response to Moringa tree is very pretty, but…

  1. sunny miller says:

    Not only should we grow this tree, see a portion of an article in offthegrid.com.
    And there we go, forcing a product on the world that is non-perpetual in its very nature, and protected by patent law. Even if you could save the seed from the crop without a lawsuit, it would more than likely be sterile or under-produce to the extent it’s useless. Once again, AG giants are trying to enslave nations by forcing on them their seed which is a one-time-use product. These countries cannot become self-sufficient and self-sustaining because their seed will have to be purchased from corporate agricultural giants year after year.
    “Go to the ant … consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there…? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.” (Proverbs 6:6-11)

    To that end I’ve decided that the Survival Seed Bank and the Survival Herb Bank are purchases that I’m going to make to ward off the disaster of the day when we can no longer find heirloom seeds.
    Study congressional law S510…full control of the food supply is next.

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