IMG_2505Another new superfood in the market? Not quite. This green powder made from the naturally dried super leaf of the Moringa tree has been used in Africa and Asia for years thanks to its high nutritional value and medicinal qualities.

Identified by researchers as one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet, Moringa oleifera is an ancient multipurpose herbal plant that contains an excellent range of important nutrients, including minerals, protein, vitamins and fibers, supporting the idea of using this plant as a nutritional supplement or constituent in food preparation (1). In fact, phytochemical analyses have shown that its leaves are particularly rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, vitamins A and D, essential amino acids, as well as such known antioxidants such as β-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids (2). And in addition to its compelling medicinal and nutritional value, this plant has also water purifying powers (3). No wonder it’s known as the Miracle Tree!

Thanks to the African health and beauty company Aduna, Moringa was finally introduced to the UK in 2014. After meeting the co-founder Andrew Hunt at the Ted Euston talk “Vision to Reality” in 2015, we started researching more about their story and decided to try their products. Already fond of their wonderful Baobab, we had the chance to experiment their green super-powder, and we didn’t regret it.

Aduna Moringa is 100% organic, dairy free, soy free, wheat free, gluten free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

The consultant nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Rocks, Hala El-Shafie, explains in more depth, on her website, how the Moringa powder is a nutritionally rich addition to vegan or vegetarian diets, due to its high protein, iron and vitamin A content.

Thanks to this incredible nutritional profile, Moringa’s benefits are many: it boosts the immune system, it helps to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels and it also has amazing beauty benefits. Carrying more than six times the antioxidant content of goji berries and more antioxidants than green tea, blueberries, acai and pomegranates, Moringa helps to fight the battle against ageing, contributes to the essential functioning of the skin and contributes to the maintenance of normal nails and hair.

How to #dothemoringa ?

Thanks to its earthy and mild ‘spinachy’ taste, Moringa is ideal for blending into smoothies, adding to soups, baking into cakes or sprinkling onto salads. Just use it as any other herbs or seasonings with an extra-power!

For some ideas check out our Moringa-creations:

Rainbow Bruschetta

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Fruit, Seeds & Veggies Rainbow Salad

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Moringa Chia & Hemp Seeds Pod

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Moringa Avocado Smoothie jar

IMG_5273You can purchase Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder directly online at www.aduna.com or at one of the leading independent retailers across the UK such as Holland and Barrett, Planet Organic, Wholefoods Market Liberty, Selfridges, As Nature Intended etc.

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