Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family Moringaceae, native to the Indian subcontinent. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree or benzolive tree.
Growing in tropical and subtropical regions, it is commonly referred to as the ‘miracle tree’. It is able to survive in harsh, drought conditions when most other plants would simply die.
Whilst all parts of the tree offer medicinal properties, the leaves can be consumed daily as food, either fresh or in dried powder form.
Moringa leaf powder (which is a concentrated form of the fresh leaves) has been shown to contain:
46 types of antioxidants
18 amino acids
10 times the vitamin A of carrots
15 times the potassium of bananas
17 times the calcium of cows milk
25 times the iron of spinach
Here are 3 recipes we love using our Organic Moringa Powder:
Seed & Ginger Moringa Energy Balls (Nut Free Recipe)
1 heaped tablespoon moringa leaf powder
150g (1 cup) mixed seeds (pumpkin seed, sunflower seed, hemp seed and flax seed)
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon powder
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
100g (⅔ cup) raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grind seeds along with the moringa powder and cinnamon in a food processor until you get a coarse meal.
Add the raisins and vanilla extract and the process until everything clumps together.
Roll into balls.
Either serve immediately or pop into the fridge. They will keep (in a sealed container) in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
You can also freeze these to increase their longevity for several months (they are edible immediately from frozen).
Moringa Sesame Vinaigrette
3/4 cup Sesame Oil (Toasted or Untoasted work great!)
1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (Or any other vinegar of choice)
1/8 cup fresh lemon juice
2 to 3 cloves garlic pressed or minced
2 to 4 teaspoon moringa powder add to taste
2 teaspoons Onion Powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less as desired
1/2 teaspoon mineral rich salt, like himalayan
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup or equivalent of preferred sweetening option
Coconut & Date Moringa Energy Balls
¾ cup (115g) raw cashews
¼ cup (25g) raw pistachios (almonds work well here too)
15 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tsp (10ml) moringa powder
¼ cup (25g) shredded (dessicated) coconut
1 tbsp (15ml) coconut oil
¼ cup (25g) shredded (aka dessicated) coconut, toasted
2 tsp (10ml) moringa powder
Pulse the nuts in a food processor for a minute then add the rest of the ingredients and blend well until the mixture sticks together. Add more ground nuts or coconut if it feels too sticky or wet. Add more dates if it’s too dry.
Roll the mixture into balls and pop them into the fridge to set for an hour.
Drizzle with melted white chocolate, roll in toasted shredded coconut or dust with moringa powder. Store in fridge in an airtight container for 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month.