Moringa is being introduced to many Western countries as a new "superfood", but it is far from new. The ancient tradition of Ayurveda medicine states 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the moringa tree. It is a common medicinal and health food in many other Asian countries.
Moringa Oliferia is incredibly nutrient-dense. Ounce per ounce it has seven times the vitamin C than oranges, four times as much calcium and twice the protein as milk, four times the vitamin A as carrots and three times the potassium as bananas. Moringa tree leaves registered a higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score than most popular antioxidant superfoods including Acai berries, green tea, blueberries, dark chocolate, garlic, goji berries, pomegranates and red wine! No wonder the tree has nicknames around the world like "vitamin tree", "miracle tree", and "tree of life".
The highest concentration of nutrients is contained in Moringa's leaves. If you are lucky enough to live in a tropical climate where Moringa grows, you can eat fresh leaves in salads or stir-fry dishes. But for the rest of the world, the leaves can be dried and made into tea or ground into fine powder that can be blended into drinks, smoothies, or made into measured capsule doses. Drying the leaves concentrates the nutrients approximately 6:1 making powder a convenient and effective way to supplement even the healthiest diet. And unlike many herbal supplements, ground leaf powder is the whole herb... not a tincture or extract.
The quality of powdered Moringa leaf products can vary depending on how and when it was processed. MorginaCalifornia goes to great lengths to insure our product is fresh and sanitary conditions meet California's strict "best practices" agricultural standards. We harvest small batches weekly to keep our inventory fresh and dry our leaves at low temperatures in enclosed dehydrators. We only sell premium products that we use ourselves.
When we say Moringa Oliferia is packed with healthy nutrients, it can be difficult to comprehend what we mean. Here is a link to a list of known substances: Moringa Nutrient List