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Moringa leaf powder
- Add one teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder with
one tablespoon of honey and spread on bread
- Add one teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder to a
child’s meal at any time
- Add one teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder to 500
mls of water and bring to the boil for a nutritional tea.
- Add two teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder to rice,
soups or stews just before serving
Cooking immature young Moringa pods:
Immature young pods can be eaten raw or prepared
like green peas or green beans with a delicate flavor like asparagus.
They can be used from the time they emerge from the flower cluster
until they become too woody to snap easily around 12 to 15 inches
long and 1/4 inch in diameter. At this stage of growth they can
be prepared in many ways.
1. Cut the pods into one-inch lengths. Add onion,
butter and salt. Boil for ten minutes or until tender.
2. Steam the pods without seasonings, then marinade
in a mixture of oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley.
3. Boil the cut pods until tender, seasoned with
onion. Add milk (soy, rice, almond milk), thicken and season to
Cooking mature Moringa pods:
Even if the pods pass the stage where they snap
easily they can still be used. You can cut them into three-inch
lengths, boil until tender (about 15 minutes), and eat as you would
artichokes. Or you can scrape the pods to remove the woody outer
fibers before cooking.
Cooking Moringa leaves:
The Moringa leaves can be eaten as greens, in salads,
added to the rice just before it is served, in vegetable curries,
as pickles and for seasoning. The leaves can
be cooked any way you would prepare spinach or any other green such
as kale. The healthies way to cook them is to steam 2 cups freshly
picked leaves for just a few minutes in one cup water, seasoned
with onion, and sea salt. Vary or add other seasons according to
How much Moringa leaves should you eat?
One half cup cooked leaves will meet your day's
need for Vitamins A and C.
One half cup pods, raw, will supply your Vitamin C need for the
Cooking Moringa seeds:
Seeds, or "peas," can be used from the
time they begin to form until they begin to turn yellow and their
shells begin to harden.
Remove the peas with their soft winged shells intact
and as much soft white flesh as you can by scraping the inside of
the pod with the side of a spoon. Place the peas and flesh in boiling
water and blanch them for a few minutes, then pour off the water
before boiling again in fresh water to remove the bitter part. Now
they are ready to use in any recipe you would use for green peas.
They can be boiled as they are, seasoned with onion, butter and
salt, much the same as the leaves and young pods. They can be cooked
with rice as you would any bean.
Vegetarian Moringa Soup
A slice of Ginger
1 or 2 cloves of Garlic
1 chopped Onion
1 or 2 large, diced Tomatoes
Four cups of fresh Moringa(or more or less according to taste and
Water, enough to cover ingredients. or more for extra broth
Pinch salt and pepper and herbs to taste
Put all ingredients but the Moringa in a pot and
let simmer for 20 minutes. Add the Moringa after 20 minutes, and
let simmer for another couple minutes, until Moringa is bright green.
Soup is now ready to serve. The soup can be eaten as is or served
over rice. Once you try the basic soup, you can experiment with
adding other ingredients for variety other vegetables,soup broth,
chicken or other spices,
Fresh Moringa Leaf and Beans
1 cup of beans,
2-3 cups of water
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small onion
1 medium tomato
1 cup fresh Moringa leaves
Salt and pepper to taste.
Boil the beans until tender. While the beans are
boiling, sauté the onions, garlic and tomato. When beans
are tender add the tomato, onion, garlic to the beans. Strip the
Moringa leaves from the stems, remove any excess stems from the
leaves. Add fresh Moringa leaves. Salt and pepper to taste.
Moringa Leaf Sauce
5 Tablespoons of Moringa leaf powder
1 pound of dried fish or chicken
¼ cup of peanut butter
5 Tablespoons of oil
1 Medium onion - chopped
1 quart of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Red pepper or pepper flakes to taste
Add peanut butter and water and bring to a boil. Add the fish or
chicken and cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. Add oil and chopped
onion. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper and
red pepper to taste. Serve over rice or couscous
Chicken Moringa Soup Recipe
1 medium sized chicken, cut in convenient sizes.
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 onion medium size
1 cup fresh corn from a cob
5 cups water
4 tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 cup moringa leaves, washed and sorted
2-3 tbsp. patis or soy sauce
Heat cooking oil in saucepan and saute' garlic, onion, corn and
Add soy sauce. Cover and simmer over medium heat.
Add water and cook until chicken is tender.
Add Moringa leaves, cover and cooked for 2 minutes longer.
Beef Moringa Soup Recipe
2 tsp. of cooking fat
4 cups water
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. salt
1. sliced onion dash of pepper
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup ground beef, cooked
3 cup moringa leaves, washed and sorted
Saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes in large fry pan.
Add ground beef. Cover and simmer 5 minutes over low heat. Add water
and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes
longer. Add moringa leaves just before serving. Serves 6.