I dare say Moringa Oleifera is the superfood of all superfoods. A brave claim, but not one that is misplaced. In the past few years, almonds, matcha, kale and turmeric among many others have had their time in the spotlight, nonetheless moringa is a more dominant legend than most. Its little, unassuming, delicate leaves contain all the nine essential amino acids man needs, making it a total protein source. It’s additionally rich in iron, nutrient B6, and potassium and over 90 other nutrients in varying proportions. Just so you can appreciate the nutritional value of this superfood, allow me to make the following illustrations. A single gram of Moringa contains 25x iron of spinach, 9x the protein of yoghurt, 10x the vitamins in carrot, 15x potassium in banana and 17x calcium of milk. The health benefits this nutrient-dense super plant brings to the table are just amazing. No wonder moringa is called the miracle tree.
History of Moringa
Moringa tree started on the indian subcontinent around 2000 BC. There, it was utilized in the history of the moringa traditional medicine for 300 conditions ranging in severity from minor skin imperfections to increasingly serious ailments like asthma, hypertension and coronary illness, ulcers, kidney stones and respiratory diseases like tuberculosis.
From India the use of moringa spread to old Egypt, where it was utilized as a characteristic sunscreen to secure against the cruel desert condition; and after that in the long run to Greece and Rome where it served as both an ointment and expensive fragrance.
The advancement of the plant likewise moved westbound into Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands (most quite the Philippines), where its remarkable nourishing characteristics made it become a staple vegetable in the neighborhood diet.
Moringa is developed around the world Today, both far and wide, basically in areas with harsh climate conditions where the numerous utilizations for Moringa are required most—places like Ethiopia, Haiti, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Uganda since Moringa trees can grow almost anywhere – they are resistant to drought, deep rooted and can tolerate a wide variety of soils, enabling them to flourish in even the harshest of conditions.
Despite the fact that there are numerous organic products in the market, the natural standard we currently have does not ensure that those items are free of contaminants or that they have the full scope of nutrients and minerals they should. That implies that despite everything, we need to eat high sustenance nourishment to enhance our day by day nutritional intake. Moringa is the most ideal approach to ensuring this – it is an entire sustenance and every part of the tree from the flowers to the roots can be used. Moringa leaves in particular can be consumed both fresh and dried (the leaves, when dried, often have a higher concentration of nutrients and maintain their nutritional value for years without refrigeration). The Moringa Leaf Powder has a high concentration of nutrients like calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron and copper. Vitamins like beta-carotene of vitamin A, vitamin B such as folic acid, pyridoxine and nicotinic acid, vitamin C, D and E.
Through the daily intake of Moringa, individuals have reported Moringa’s ability to aid various ailments and illnesses. Some research indicates that Moringa may help improve vitality, stabilize glucose and cholesterol levels (diabetes), reduce circulatory strain (hypertension), aid assimilation of nutrients (digestion), help with discomfort because of diminished irritation, more milk creation for nursing moms, reduces skin breakouts, provide more iron sufficiency than some iron supplements (anemia), weight reduction and many more.
Moringa seed oil is also helpful in regenerating skin cells and can be used for diverse skin conditions such as eczema, diaper rash, athletes foot, gum disease, dry skin, scars among others. The residue generated from extracting the oil called the Moringa seed cake is mostly used for water treatment since it contains positively charged proteins that serve as effective coagulants for water.
How its Used
You may be wondering how you may include moringa oleifera in your diet, and it is quite easy. You may simply use powdered moringa leaves as a condiment, and sprinkle a tablespoon over a meal. Similarly it can be used in the preparation of soups, stews and even smoothies to give it a nutritional boost. Apart from the leaf powder, other products that facilitate the easy consumption of moringa include moringa teas, moringa energy bars and moringa capsules. For those more interested in consuming it fresh, it may be prepared no different than spinach or cocoyam leaves (Kontomire).
About Us – Moringa connects mission in Ghana
MoringaConnect is an MIT-Harvard spin-out on a mission to move smallholder farming families from poverty to prosperity through moringa. Our vision is to create a world powered by the moringa tree- a crop known locally as ‘the miracle tree’ for its nutritional, medicinal, and economic value.
In Ghana, we have built the first vertically integrated moringa supply chain in the world to turn moringa leaves into nutritious beverages and snacks under our Minga Foods brand in Ghana and turn moringa oil seeds into hair, face, and body beauty products under our award-winning True Moringa brand in North America. Since Q4 2013, we’ve created 150 jobs along the value chain for women and youth, provided $600K in income to moringa farmers, built a network of 5000 farmers, and planted over 2,000,000 trees.
MoringaConnect was founded by an MIT-trained rocket scientist and Harvard-trained economist and our leadership team and advisers bring to bear decades of expertise in sustainable agriculture, agro-processing, food formulation, cosmetic chemistry, retail distribution, marketing, and advertising. We are backed by world-class venture investors, as well as top impact investors. Our work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, Good Morning America, The Guardian, Quartz, and UpWorthy.
Where you can get Moringa to buy
Right here in Ghana, our products under our Minga Foods brand includes Minga Moringa Powder, Minga Moringa teas [ lemon grass, peppermint and pure moringa], and our moringa Energy Bars [Cocoa crunch, Sweet and Spicy, Fruit and Nut]. We also have pure moringa oil available. All these can be purchased in over 20 retail stores across Ghana including Wild Gecko, Farmers Market, Twist and Locs and Judi Foods.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk purchase or call us on 0545526548 for enquiries. Additionally,you may visit our main office at East Legon, near the Agape Church.
Phone/Whatsapp: (+233) 545526548