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Moringa Powder: The Ultimate Green Superfood for a Natural Detox and Energy Boost

Moringa powder is a green powder made from the leaves of the moringa tree, also known as the drumstick tree, horseradish tree, or ben oil tree. It’s native to parts of Asia and Africa and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.

Moringa (Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae) is a small shrub native to northern India, with related species found across other regions of Asia and Africa. Our organic moringa powder comes from Ghana. Moringa is also known as ‘the tree of life,’ ‘mother’s best friend,’ and ‘Africa’s miracle tree’1 — names that clearly show its value and importance as both food and medicine. While we carry the leaf, one of the most amazing things about moringa is that all parts of the plant — leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, pods, tubers and root — can be used, making it an invaluable resource for both sustainability and local economies. It is considered a staple in both Indian and African cuisine, and between the two cultures’ various systems of traditional healing, there are over 300 documented uses for the plant as medicine.

Moringa has a vegetal, slightly grassy flavor that you might describe as spinach-like. It incorporates nicely into your favorite smoothies, soups or yogurts, and can be used to either replace or enhance your usual greens powder. Moringa powder is often called a “superfood” because it’s packed with nutrients, including:

  • Vitamins A, C, and E
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • All 9 essential amino acids

Some of the potential health benefits of moringa powder include:

  • Boosting energy levels: Moringa is a good source of B vitamins, which are important for energy production.
  • Improving immunity: Moringa is high in vitamin C, which is important for immune function.
  • Protecting against chronic diseases: Moringa is a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage.
  • Lowering blood sugar levels: Moringa may help to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Improving skin and hair health: Moringa is a good source of vitamins and minerals that are important for skin and hair health.
  • Aiding in digestion: Moringa may help to improve digestion.

Adding moringa leaf powder to your daily fare is an excellent way to make sure you’re getting the crucial vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (the amazing compounds in plants responsible for health effects) your body needs for optimal functioning. While eating a nutritious diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the foundation for health and wellness, you know how challenging it can be to eat well during times of stress and busy schedules (or holidays when we’re leaving room for cookies…). Moringa leaf powder can help fill in the gaps nutritionally when we’re not getting all we need from our diet. One of the easiest ways to incorporate moringa powder is by adding between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon (2-6g) to a smoothie daily or stirring it into your favorite yogurt or morning oats. You can substitute moringa for powdered spinach, kale or other greens in your favorite recipes, and even use it in place of green tea powder for lattes!

Storing moringa powder is incredibly easy. The dried leaf powder is shelf-stable and can last for months when kept properly. We recommend storing your powder in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in a cool, dark, dry place. The pantry or cupboard right next to your favorite protein powder is a perfect spot!

It’s important to note that more research is needed to confirm the health benefits of moringa powder. If you’re considering taking moringa powder, it’s important to talk to your doctor first, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about moringa powder:

  • It has a slightly bitter taste.
  • It can interact with certain medications.
  • It may not be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Overall, moringa powder is a safe and nutritious food that may offer a number of health benefits. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor before taking it to make sure it’s right for you.