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Moringa: The Functional Food You Should Be Consuming

You may or may not be familiar with moringa, but it's something I just "happened" across while shopping, did a quick pubmed search on my phone, and ended up going home with to try and later fall in love with.

I want you to fall in love with it, too!

Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas where its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables.

Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of vitamins, beta-carotene, and various phenolics. Moringa also contains essential amino acids and components with nutraceutical properties. The moringa plant also provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.