It is a super food, wonder food, powerhouse, it is natural and it can be made available to those in need at very reasonable price. Just look at the stats, does not not make you think it is unreal. It is very much real.
In this day and age of crazy busy life, we are always looking for foods that are rich in nutrients. Foods that are rich in nutrients give you the boost of energy you need. Carrot for eyes, milk for dones, oranges for immunity boost, meats for protein and so on. What if you could get all of these in one super magical food. Would you not want that?
Here I present the superfood, which has been known to asian cultures for years.
If you are wondering what is this food…
What is moringa?
It is a plant that grows even in arid, drought conditions. Most of the plant is usable. Rich in nutrients it makes a perfect cheap source for those who can not afford to spend a lot of money on vitamins & food. Moringa is supposed to have the potential to cure 300 diseases.
The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. A 100-g portion of fresh moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 μg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.
It helps reduce cholesterol, extremely useful for lactating mother..the list just goes on.
My experience with Moringa
Growing up, my mom always made a lentil curry with the Moringa seeds ( also known as Drumsticks). All the wonderful flavors of curry are soaked up by the drumsticks and it is sheer fun to suck on it to get the yummy pulp out. Along with the curry, my mom also makes a quick dry preparation with the tender moringa leaves which is typically eaten with Jowar Bhakri.
So today’s recipe is ‘moringa leaves stir fry with garlic and peanuts. It is a simple recipe to showcase the wonderful Moringa leaves.