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Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family moringaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree or benzolive tree.
Energy: 64 Calories (per 100 g)
Protein: 9.4 g (per 100 g)
Iron: 4 mg (per 100 g)
Scientific name: Moringa oleifera
Kenya. Our 100% raw moringa is imported to the USA directly from Kenya.
Moringa grows in warm climates (generally above 60 degrees F) therefore in the USA moringa grows mostly in the Southern states where there are higher temperatures.
No! Our organic moringa is 100% raw with no additives.
Yes! AGTA only sells Non-GMO products.
-Over 45 different vitamins and minerals
-18 amino acids (all nine essentials)Four times the chlorophyll of wheatgrass
-40+ protein and is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far identified. The protein in Moringa is comparable in quality to that of soy.
-2000 times the anti-aging plant hormone (Zeatin) than any other plant on the planet
-7 times the vitamin C of oranges
-4 times the calcium of milk
-4 times the vitamin carotene than carrots
-3 times the potassium of bananas
-2 times the protein of yogurt
Since moringa has a detoxing effect, it is recommended to start with 1/2 tsp, once a day, and then increase.
It varies from person to person. For some it takes about a day or two, for some it may take 4 - 5 days up to 2 weeks.
1. Stir it into your water. Hot or cold water works, though it might go down easiest in warm water mixed with a little lemon and honey.
2. Steep it as a tea.
3. Mix it into smoothies.
4. Sprinkle it into soups.
5. Bake it into… anything.
6. Green up your guacamole.
7. Shake it into salad dressing.
Moringa is completely caffeine-free and super charged with nutrients!
- Vitamins: You can get a significant amount of your daily vitamins A, B and C from moringa. A serving of moringa pods has more vitamin A than a serving of carrots.
- Minerals: Moringa leaves are an exceptional source of certain minerals. They contain significant amounts of potassium, calcium and iron.
- Antioxidants: Along with vitamins C and E, moringa leaves contain a variety of flavonoids.
- Fatty acids: Moringa is a good source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- Protein: Moringa leaves contain all of the essential amino acids. They are comparable with soybean in terms of the amount of protein that they can provide.
Moringa is effective for treating a range of health problems such as:
- Malnutrition: Moringa provides enough micronutrients to meet the needs of someone suffering from malnutrition.
- Inflammatory diseases: Moringa leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that make them effective for preventing and treating diseases including arthritis and asthma.
You can use moringa in any dish that has a cooked vegetable component. Use it in lasagna in place of or along with spinach. If you want a convenient way to enhance your dishes with moringa, opt for moringa powder. Moringa powder can be used to make teas or be sprinkled on food like a spice. In the west, moringa powder might be easier to find when compared to the fresh plant.
Baobab is the fruit of the iconic African baobab tree (you may recognize it from The Lion King or The Little Prince), also known as The Tree of Life. It is pronounced ba-oh-bab or bey-o-bab. The tree lives for thousands of years.
Baobab trees are mostly found in the Southern part of Africa, East coast, Madagascar and then sporadically in Central and West Africa. Baobab is the only fruit in the world that dries while it is still hanging on the branch. It has seeds that are covered in beige dry powder that has a citrusy/lemony taste powder. Baobab fruit is prized for its high vitamin C and fiber content and its exceptional levels of antioxidants. It has been used by women in Africa as a source of health and wellbeing since ancient times.
Unlike many other superfoods and supplements, baobab is absolutely delicious! It has a sweet, citrusy or lemony taste – some say when you add it to plain water, it is like you have squeezed a lemon into the water.
A serving of (2-4 teaspoons or 10g) contains 33% of your daily requirement of vitamin C, supporting a wide range of health benefits ranging from energy release to immunity and healthy, glowing skin. It contains 50% fiber (two thirds soluble and one third insoluble) supporting a slow release of the natural sugars into your bloodstream that help keep you fuller for longer. Soluble fiber is also a prebiotic, helping improve digestive health. Baobab also has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit, according to The Journal of Nutrition, supporting younger looking skin.
With its delicious, sweet and citrussy flavor, the baobab powder is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Mix 2-4 teaspoons into your favorite smoothie or juice, stir into yoghurt or porridge or sprinkle onto granola or fresh fruit. One of the simplest ways to take baobab is with water for a refreshing and hydrating drink. As it's so fiberd rich, make a paste with a little liquid before topping up your glass or shake into your water bottle and any lumps will magically disappear! If you are feeling under the weather, mix baobab with hot water and a slice of lemon and ginger.
We recommend enjoying it as part of a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Check out our baobab recipe page for more inspiration (both sweet and savory).
We recommend taking two to four teaspoons (10g) of Baobab Powder per day to enjoy maximum health benefits. Just like any fruit, however, it is really up to you how much you take. There’s no danger of having too much baobab as any excess vitamin C will simply pass through the body.Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Yes! our Baobab Powder contains almost 50% fiber, two thirds of which is soluble. Soluble fiber is a prebiotic. It ferments in the gut and stimulates the growth and activity of beneficial probiotic bacteria in the colon, helping to improve digestive health.
Mixing baobab with water is an easy way to keep your vitamin C levels topped up and to stay nice and energized throughout the day. Because baobab powder is high in fiber and has not been processed, it does not dissolve instantly when mixed with water. The best way to take baobab and water is simply to shake it into your water bottle - the act of shaking makes any fibrous lumps magically disappear! If you don’t have a bottle handy, mix the powder with a little water into a paste before topping up your glass.
There are no known side effects or allergic effects caused by direct consumption of baobab powder. You can’t have too much baobab as once the body has got its fill of vitamin C, any excess you consumer simply passes through the system. However, as with any dietary changes, it is worth contacting your doctor or dietician for individual recommendations if you are concerned.
Baobab Powder is 100% fruit, and like all fruits, it naturally contains sugar (31.1g fruit sugar per 100g). A serving of baobab is only 10g so you are only ingesting a small amount of sugar at a time. It’s also important to remember that our body responds to natural sugars differently to refined sugars. The high fiber content of baobab (nearly 50%) means that it promotes the slow release of sugars into the bloodstream, ensuring steady levels of energy throughout the day. This makes baobab suitable for people suffering from blood glucose control issues such as type 2 diabetes
As baobab is a pure fruit powder, it does not contain cholesterol and is less than 1% fat. High-fiber foods and specifically those with soluble fiber (like baobab) are very effective in lowering levels of “bad cholesterol” i.e. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). Cholesterol is usually reabsorbed in the gut, but soluble fiber prevents the reabsorption of cholesterol; therefore, more cholesterol must be drawn from the blood and subsequently the level of bad cholesterol in the blood decreases. Baobab is nearly 50% fiber, two thirds of which is soluble, so it is likely to have a positive impact on cholesterol levels.
Baobab is a rich source of vitamin C. As it is 100% natural, our bodies can absorb the nutrients more easily than with manufactured supplements, which need to be broken down by the body before the nutrients can be utilized. Baobab is pure fruit powder, so it is easily recognized by the body and its nutrients are readily absorbed. It also tastes delicious, so it is easy to incorporate into your daily diet. As a single serving of baobab powder contains 33% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C, it is a good replacement for vitamin C tablets. It also works well with most iron supplements (we recommend Moringa powder as a natural alternative) as its high vitamin C content supports the absorption of iron.
Baobab is safe for pregnant women and for women who have just given birth. In fact, it is recommended that pregnant women increase their vitamin C intake by 10mg a day and by 30mg a day during lactation. As Baobab Powder is a naturally rich source of vitamin C it is easier for the body to absorb than manufactured vitamin C tablets. Furthermore, it is pure fruit powder, so is completely safe for pregnant women and children. The fact that it tastes good, it is easy to incorporate into a child’s diet, like in smoothies or milk. Check out our baobab recipes for inspiration.
It is perfectly safe to take baobab with other superfoods. Most people take both of our superfood powders every day - as do hundreds of our customers!
Baobab is traditionally used for baking in Africa and is known as a good raising and gelling agent. However, vitamin C is susceptible to heat and so it is likely that exposing baobab to heat, particularly over 70°C will reduce its vitamin C content. We recommend adding it to hot dishes after cooking where possible - stirring it into sauces or sprinkling onto porridge before serving.
Baobab has the highest antioxidant content of any whole fruit in the world, according to The Journal of Nutrition. It has an ORAC value of 24,000 umol/100g, providing 20x more antioxidants than green tea and more than blueberries and pomegranates combined.
Unlike most superfood powders, baobab does not need to be spray-dried, freeze-dried or transformed in any way. It is 100% pure fruit in its natural form and there are no additives or preservatives added. We simply harvest the fruits, remove the seeds and sieve, to create a natural fruit powder. This means it is safe for most people, including young children and pregnant women. Baobab also has a delicious sweet and citrusy flavor.
You can be rest assured that our baobab fruit powder enters the USA with a clean safety certificate and to prove the cleanliness of our facilities in Malawi. Our baobab also supports the communities that we harvest the fruit in, in Malawi Africa.