Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) is one of the world's most beneficial plants. It is an essential tree crop in lots of countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America. The fast-growing, drought-tolerant tree grows in all kinds of soils.
The Moringa has actually been called "The Miracle Tree", "Nature's Pharmacy", "Powerful Vitamin Factory" and "Most nutritious veggie in the planet", among others. Among the dietary facts of Moringa is that, it has 4 times the vitamin A of carrots, 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 4x the calcium of milk, 3x the potassium of bananas and 3/4 the iron of spinach.
Plant parts of Moringa from roots to seeds are used for health and nutritional functions. A relative analysis sample is, for a cup (8 ounces) of cow's milk or yogurt might supply 300 to 400 mg of calcium which is half of the day-to-day needed quantity. However, one cup (8 ounces) of fresh Moringa leaves contains 1,000 mg of Calcium.
The Moringa is an organic food. It is utilized as fortification component for 'nutri-buns', and has actually been used locally as flavor mix for our favorite'pan-de sal'; dressing, cooking oil, food supplement and vitamins; beverage: tea, coffee, energy beverage and for snacks ingredients for biscuits, cookies, and bread.
Here are simply a few of the 'Lutong Bahay' with Moringa (Malunggay) leaves cooking use; amongst the favorite, tasty and healthy menu served at home or dining establishments.
Salad, Gulay (Ilonggo 'laswa'), Shrimp swamp, Mung bean stew, Mixed -vege-embotido, Chicken tinola, Malunggay leaves omelet.