Malunggay: Superfood?

(image thanks to http://www.sense-serendipity.com/2009/08/some-amazing-local-leafy-greens.html – this is an amazing website by a girl in the Philippines, thoroughly worth a visit.   Actually I am in love with her blog.)

I have never heard of Malunggay but it sounds like a keeper.  “Sajina” in the Indian Subcontinent, “Moringa” in English and Moringa oleifera for those who are that way inclined, appears to be an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree whose leaves can be eaten in a similar way to spinach: “it contains seven times the Vitamin C in oranges, four times the Calcium in milk, four times the Vitamin A in carrots, two times the protein of yoghurt, three times the iron of spinach, and three times the Potassium in bananas.”  http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/lifestyle/health-a-wellness/8184-malunggay-superfood

Have to work out how to get hands on it when not in Asia!  Will look into growing it.  Check back here for updates 🙂

Other reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera

http://healthassistant.blogspot.com/2009/03/moringa-malunggay-is-miracle-vegetable.html

http://www.agribusinessweek.com/malunggay-the-miracle-vegetable/

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