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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp moringa powder
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste

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Many parts of the moringa are edible. Regional uses of the moringa as food vary widely, and include:
  • The immature seed pods, called “drumsticks”, are popular in Asia and Africa.
  • Leaves are eaten, particularly in Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, and Africa.
  • Mature seeds
  • Flowers
  • Oil pressed from the mature seeds
  • Roots

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Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has animpressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value.

Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, M. oleifera is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.

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This is the month of the Moringa at Jiwa Damai so here is one of our favorite receipe. The Moringa Soup. 

1 piece of ginger root, sliced
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
4 cups of Moringa leaves
1 large diced Tomato
Pure water, enough to cover ingredients
Pinch salt and pepper pending on personal taste

 moringa soup
Put all ingredients but the Moringa in a pot and let simmer for 20 minutes.  Add the Moringa after 20 minutes, and let simmer for another couple minutes, until Moringa is bright green.  Soup is now ready to serve.  The soup can be eaten as is or served over brown or white rice, with the soup juice poured over the top of the rice for flavor. 
We offer Moringa at Jiwa Damai along our local products.

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Some studies conclude even that the Moringa leaves are a potential solution as natural anti cancer nutrient. Further investigation is, however, necessary to confirm for its use in the cases of clinical anticancer activity. Other studies have also showed that the Moringa leave extract have a positive effect on treating human breast cancer.

The Moringa leaf is believed in fact to contain twice the protein of yogurt, four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin A of carrots, and seven times the vitamin C of oranges.

These nutrients can contribute to improvements in:

  • eyesight
  • overall growth and cognitive development
  • immune system development
  • the body’s healing process
  • stronger bones and teeth
  • nervous system development
  • heart health
  • muscle development and use
  • blood pressure regulation

Moriinga leaves

The seedpods, flowers, seeds, oil, roots, leaves, and dried leaf powder can be used in different ways for consumption. (more…)

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Much of the Moringa plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals according to recent studies.  A 100-g portion of fresh Moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 mg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.

Moringa oleifera has all essential amino acids, beneficial fats and omega oils. Moringa is rich in calcium, iron and many other minerals, as well as a variety of vitamins, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances in big quantities but very few calories attached to it.

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The name Moringa is derived from murungai, the Tamil/ Muringa Malayalam word for drumstick. In Africa is also known as Kpashima or Argentinga, in South America and Caribbean as Liberdad or Mawonga and in Asia as Saisam or Mulungai. Most commonly is known as Moringa Oleifera.

The Moringa tree is native to the tropical and subtropical parts of Africa and Asia and is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae.

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