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Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) FAQ’s

moringa powder and leaves

What is moringa?

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

Health Benefits of Moringa

The leaves of the moringa tree are rich in several important nutrients that include:  

  • 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.   

Why is moringa a super food?

Because The Miracle Tree has...

  • 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

What is the best way to use moringa powder at home?

Here are 7 popular ways to incorporate moringa into your daily diet:

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.

Baobab FAQ's

baobab fruit seeds and powder

What is Baobab Fruit?

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.  

What does baobab powder taste like?

Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.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.

What are the benefits of baobab fruit?

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.  

How do I use the baobab fruit powder?

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).

Why should you buy our baobab fruit powder from A Gift To Africa?

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.