How to Eat Moringa Seeds
So, you can eat the Moringa leaves, buds, flowers, and pods...
Can you eat Moringa seeds? Absolutely! They have quite an unusual taste, for "nuts and seeds" but they are edible!
Go easy on them, as they are potent cleansers.
Because we grow Moringa trees, I believe in eating everything I can, from them. One day, I decided to take some of the immature seeds, and fry them in olive oil - like popcorn. I ate a lot of them - probably an 8 oz. cup full. That was not a good idea!
If you consider that Moringa seeds are intensely powerful purifiers - you know that they can purify almost any water, to make it potable - think what it does to the water in your body! Whenever you ingest too much of something, that has a cleansing effect on your system - it can generate some unpleasant, albeit not harmful, results. I experienced that.They made me nauseous, with the expected consequences that accompany extreme nausea. I did not get very much sleep, that night. I would rather not share that with you all, because it is rather personal - but, conscience dictates that I warn you. E-A-S-Y does it!
Some people order the Moringa Oleifera seeds from us, peel off the outer layer, and eat 2 or 3 a day. They claim that it helps their diabetic condition. We cannot comment, as we are not physicians...
Some ways that Moringa seeds can be eaten:
They can be "popped" like popcorn - eat a few, and you'll be fine - until your system
is accustomed to them, and adjusts. You can add them to soups, stews, casseroles, and sauces. You can dry them, and add them to bread mixes, muffin mixes, or corn bread mix. They can be used when they are immature, or mature. The best way to try them, is - at your own pace. Test them out, to see how your body reacts to them.
We have heard reports of people eating a few seeds a day, to control their
diabetes, but we are not doctors so we cannot vouch for that. I cannot stress to you, enough. Go slowly, when eating the seeds. They taste sweet at first, and then
generate a "bitter" taste in your mouth. They are rich in vitamins and minerals,
but very, very potent in the body.
You can eat the seeds that are in my pods!"
The pods should look like the ones below, when you are harvesting seeds, to eat them. If they are dry and have split open, the seeds are put to better use, planting them.
Here is one of the little immature Moringa seeds,
still "in pod". They can be cooked and eaten, just like this. Make sure that the pods surrounding
the seeds are
Traditional ways to eat Moringa seeds
Fried in oil and salted
Cooked in a little oil
or butter, with other vegetables. Eat them when they are young.
Boiled like peas, when they are
I Love Moringa
the fast-growing, nutritious, delicious gift from God
This page was last updated: February 8, 2014