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8 amino acids are essential to human
life. They form the
very basics of
There are VERY
few things in the
that can claim
ALL of them
That is great news
AND 10 of the of the
Out of the 20 amino acids that our bodies
need, to sustain life and health, Moringa
contains 18 of them.
Two of the essential amino acids, LYSINE and TRYPTOPHAN,
are very poorly represented in
most plant proteins.
into your daily
diet can insure
that you get an
Eating a strictly vegetarian diet can cause deficiencies of those 8 essential amino acids, unless care is taken to combine foods together that
The 2 non-essential amino acids that are not in Moringa, are asparagine and
glutamine, which can be manufactured
by the body.
The fastest, easiest way to eat moringa leaves, is raw, right from your own tree. To cook moringa, strip the leaves off some of the branches, and just add a little water to the pan, and a little butter, olive oil or coconut oil, and garlic, and sauté them until the leaves wilt and change color. The taste is far superior, in my opinion, to spinach, collard greens, kale, or any other greens. Part of the pleasure of eating Moringa, is that you know you are eating extreme nutrition. All of the research agrees - Moringa has superb health benefits.
- The leaves can be eaten as salad greens. They mix well with any other salad ingredients. They can also be cooked, as any other greens, or combined with barley, wheat, brown rice, wild rice, rye, buckwheat, spelt, corn, quinoa, millet, or amaranth. Use them creatively, you won't be disappointed. Moringa leaves have a distinctive, delicious taste that's all their own.
- The flowers & buds have to be cooked. Pluck as many as you can eat; the
tree will produce more. People say they taste like mushrooms - we say
they just taste -wonderful!
- Pick the very young pods, and cook them. The consensus is that they taste like asparagus.
- Shell the young pods, and use the seeds as you would peas or fresh beans.
- Cook the mature seeds, or fry or roast them. They taste like popcorn, to us! Just go easy on them, as they are VERY cleansing!
Click on the Photos of Moringa Dishes to enlarge them:
> DO NOT EAT THE ROOTS! Some people do, but they should not! In the root and the root bark, there
are some substances that you can do without; they can be toxic. One is moringinine. There are also others, which have the potential to be deadly. This is a warning - the roots should not be eaten. It
will cost you the life of the tree, and maybe - your own.
I Love Moringa
the fast-growing, nutritious, delicious gift from God