The moringa is a plant native from India, and is considered by many biologists and botanists a true miracle of nature. It is used for various gastronomic and medicinal purposes. It is also considered a hope in the fight against hunger in the world. Moringa is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, it has 7 times more vitamins C than orange, 4 times more calcium than milk, 2 times more protein than yogurt, 4 times more calcium than bananas.
Vitamins and proteins of moringa
It has 27% protein, and more iron than spinach. It has vitamins A, B, C, E and beta carotene, minerals phosphorus, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
Importance of moringa
The moringa has a multitude of utilities, and that is why it is considered a miracle plant, besides fighting hunger, being rich in nutrients, minerals, it also treats water. That is why moringa is considered to be extremely important and of inestimated value to society, especially in poorer countries
Dishes and drinks made with moringa
From the flowers is made a dish appreciated in Indonesia called Makansufa, the leaves are fried in coconut oil and then immersed in coconut milk. They are accompanied with rice or corn. The leaves and flowers can be consumed in vitamins or juices, or with other vegetables such as beets, carrots, or fruits. It is also used for teas. New pods, which can be cooked, are similar to asparagus or bean pods. Root potatoes can also be consumed, they are similar to radish.
Other moringa utilities
Another interesting utility of the moringa that almost nobody knows, is the alternative treatment of water, the moringa allows an economic treatment, with low added cost in localities that do not have the conventional treatment of water. Moringa has been promisingly demonstrating its efficiency in the purification of water, studies show that it allows the purification of water up to 93% efficacy.