Our Moringa tree is having it's first bloom ever at the Zen Zone and I couldn't be more excited! This tree was grown from seed and grew very fast, currently over 10 feet and just 3 years old! The flowers are the cutest. A few days after I noticed them, they changed into these long pods. I had decided to grow Moringa a few years ago because I was told it had many health benefits. Now that the tree is blooming I'm learning more about what I can use it for and sharing here!
Moringa is an adaptogen
Adaptogens help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. Moringa helps your body maintain its normal functions like reducing high blood pressure and lowering and cholesterol. The Moringa leaf has been shown to reduce hypertension, help with energy and focus. It has a unique combination of nutrients and vitamins like:
Integrating Moringa into your diet can support your mind to focus and concentrate and convert sugar into energy giving us a boost!
It's Nutrient Dense
If awards were given to foods, Moringa would win most nutritionally dense food. The leaves contain a range of nutrients. An official super food here are some quick facts:
It contains four times the calcium of milk
Seven times more potassium then bananas
Three times the iron content of spinach
Two times more magnesium then kale
Research has shown that moringa leaves contain more than 40 antioxidants vitamin and can help protect cellular damage associated with a number of degenerative illnesses. I've been putting it in salads, eggs, my smoothies, and sandwiches!
Apparently, the seed pods can be cooked as well, and I'm excited to give it a try! Let me know if you're a fan or Moringa and share any recipes!