Is Moringa the New Superfood?
New? No. Super? Yes!
Moringa is such an incredible plant! And, it can be hard to ignore all the talk about moringa being the new superfood. Moringa supports the immune system, boosts energy, and offers relief!
Can You Eat Moringa?
Yes! Most of the plant—leaves, flowers, seeds, pods, stems, bark—is edible. The leaves are often dried and used as tisane (herbal tea) or ground up into a powder. The tisane can be steeped in hot water and enjoyed on its own or blended with other tisanes and teas. However, dried moringa tisane leaves can also be used in cooking.
What Does Moringa Taste Like?
If you enjoy kale, brussel sprouts, arugula, or spinach, you should enjoy the taste of moringa. Think deep earthy tones, grass notes, and slight bitterness.
When steeped as a tea the most common descriptions we hear from customers are herbaceous and somewhere between green tea and yerba mate.
Our Superfood Tisanes (or, moringa-based herbal teas) are great sprinkled on avocado toast or mixed up in a batch of guacamole or hummus. Have fresh moringa leaves on hand? Trim some and add them to a dish! Moringa also makes for an easy choice for your superfood smoothie. Skip the spirulina, kale, and spinach. Moringa beats them to the punch. Increase the nutrient density of sauces, soups, or savory dishes by adding a tablespoon or two of moringa.
So, is Moringa Healthy?
According to the USDA, one cup of fresh moringa leaves contain the following:
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin B6: .252 mg (19% of the RDA)
- Vitamin C: 11 mg (12% of the RDA)
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDA
That looks pretty super to us!