Moringa Oleifera: the Moringa Tree
Moringa Oleifera is a medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to Africa and Asia. Also known as The Moringa Tree, the Drumstick Tree or The Miracle Tree, it has been prized by traditional societies for centuries thanks to its exceptional medicinal properties.
Every part of the moringa tree is valuable: its seeds can be used to purify water; its bark, roots and flowers all have incredible medicinal properties and its leaves are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
Moringa Oleifera trees are native to Africa and Asia. They are drought-resistant, have exceptionally deep roots and can grow in a wide variety of soils, meaning they thrive in even the most harsh conditions.
Moringa trees grow extremely fast: in fact once planted, they reach full maturity in just 9 months. Moringa leaves can be harvested just 6-8 weeks after planting and then once they are harvested, they immediately regrow so 6-8 weeks later they can be harvested again.
Moringa trees are also perennial, so a single plant can be harvested year after year. They provide a year round source of income for the communities that grow them and help reverse problems of deforestation.
How is Moringa Powder made?
Aduna Moringa Green Superleaf Powder is a 100% organic, raw wholefood made from the naturally-dried leaf of the moringa tree. Whilst the processing is simple, quality is highly dependent on the delicate conditions for harvesting and drying: not all moringa is made equal. Unlike other green superfoods, which are often highly-processed, our moringa is completely pure and unadulterated.
To ensure nutrients are not damaged by the sun, the leaves used to make Aduna Moringa Powder are harvested before dawn. The fresh leaves are then washed in purified water and naturally shade-dried at a constant temperature. It is at this stage that the nutritional value of the leaf increases significantly, up to over ten times that of the fresh leaves, creating a ready-to-use green superfood that helps bring out your natural vibrancy.
Moringa Oleifera Benefits
Moringa leaves are extremely nutrient-dense and have been used as a valuable source of nutrition for centuries. People around the world enjoy the many benefits of moringa oleiefera by eating the leaves in powder form.
Aduna Moringa Superleaf Powder, which is made from naturally dried young moringa leaves is rich in plant protein (25%), fibre (24%) and is a source or rich source of vitamins A, E, K, iron (10g provides 32.2% NRV) and calcium.
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Moringa Oleifera Uses
Moringa oleifera leaf powder has a delicious green and earthy taste - a bit like spinach. It is perfect for boosting smoothies, soups, stews or as a ‘superfood seasoning’ for any savoury dishes. Just think of it in the same way you would think of a herb.
For inspiration of how you can use moringa powder, check out our recipes.
Buy Moringa Oleifera Online
Shop the Aduna Moringa range online and enjoy the benefits of moringa oleifera delivered to your door!
Available as a 100% pure, organic superleaf powder for boosting your food & drink, as our delicious Green Goodness energy bar with moringa, mango and cashews or our Mint, Nettle & Moringa Super Tea. We ship our moringa products worldwide daily and offer free delivery on all orders over £20 UK and £50 international.