It is one of the miracles of the herbal world – a tree that is universal, but which again is a rarity in its medicinal properties. It is a complete package of goodness. The leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots are all rich in essential antioxidants and nutrients that allow your body to grow, develop and thrive.
An Edible Tree Right Down To The Bark And Roots
The moringa tree, widely used in meals in the southern parts of India, is generally found throughout India and in Southeast Asia. It grows in the wild in Central and South America and also in Africa. The flowers, the fruits, the roots, the pods, and the leaves are all edible while the seeds are used to extract oil. Even the bark is edible and a storehouse of nutrients. Dried and crushed leaves of the Moringa are used to make a powder that is stored and used as an additive to soups and sauces.
Now here’s an interesting snippet. Moringa contains more iron than even spinach, unbelievably three times as much. The oil extracted from its seeds, called Ben Oil, is similar in nutritive qualities to olive oil. It is a storehouse of antioxidants and comes with no expiry date.