Rocking the world is my ultimate leitmotiv. A step at a time, keeping my smile on and my boredom away. China was first on the list, then came Malaysia the past 2 years, and who knows in which part of the world I will end up next. Yet, I am not worried. Why? I have a secret powder ;)

Yes. You heard me properly... A SECRET POWDER!

And, today, on OiB, is the time to reveal it to the world. Hmmm, although I may have introduced it in the past before & widely.

Want to hear about a so-called miracle tree, one that is of high nutritional value and ecologically economically beneficial. Well look no further whilst I tell you about the Moringa Tree and how the leaves can be used in some simple recipes which you can try at home.

∴ About the Moringa tree

Moringa tree OiB.

A Moringa Tree.

Back to the basic. For the one who miss my earlier post and visit of a Moringa plantation in Cambodia, I will do a quick refresh here. Grown throughout developing countries and said to assist in tackling malnutrition, the Moringa tree has a number of nutritional benefits.

It contains high amounts of protein and essential amino acids along with a large variety of vital vitamins and minerals. It is also known to contain powerful disease fighting antioxidants. If you are looking for something that can provide you with same amount of protein as an egg, or something which could give you as much Iron as your steaks would, then this is it.

Moringa tree leaves can be easily preserved and used.

Did you know? A quantity of just 30g of Moringa tree dried leaf powder per day can satisfy high percentages of your daily calcium, iron and protein needs! ;) How amazing is that that one thing can have all these amazing nutritional benefits rolled into one.

 Uses of Moringa tree leaves

There are a number of uses for Moringa tree leaves that go beyond utilising it for your nutritional benefits or as an added ingredient to some of your own recipes. These include

  • Used to tackle malnutrition
  • Treats inflammation
  • Prevents infection
  • Promotes heathy blood flow
  • Assists muscle growth due to protein content
  • Nourishes the skin

 A Recipe to try at home. The (Yammi) Moringa Soup

So now you know about the nutritional benefits and uses for Moringa leaves, why not see for yourself what benefits it could have for you by trying out our delicious recipe for Moringa soup at home. Delicious and variable to suit your tastes, this recipe really is a must and I dare say you will be going back for seconds.

 Ingredients

  • A piece of Ginger root, sliced
  • 1 or 2 gloves of Garlic
  • Four cups of fresh Moringa
  • 8 oz – 16 oz chicken, pork, or tofu ( Dependent on numbers serving)
  • 1 or 2 large diced tomatoes
  • Pure water, enough to cover ingredients. Or more for extra broth
  • A pinch of salt and pepper.

→ Method

Place all the ingredients with the exception of the Moringa into a pot and let it simmer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes add the Moringa and allow to simmer for a further few minutes or until the Moringa is bright green in colour. Once done the soup is now ready to serve. Voila!

The soup can be eaten on its own or it also tastes delicious when served over white or brown rice where the soup is poured over the top of the rice to add a unique and very distinct flavour. You can adapt the recipe to suit, experimenting with different ingredients or different combinations of vegetables, spices or meats.

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Thank you for following my blog, I hope you enjoyed my recipe as much as I enjoyed sharing my experience on OiB. Sorry for the lack of pictures, it happens to all of us when you absolutely want to take a picture of your food and realised it too late...when its long gone ;)

Have a great day, and see you soon on OiB for new ideas to take of of ourself simply.

Sabrina

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