Moringa leaves: your daily health and beauty booster
Biotona Moringa Powder is a powder derived from organically cultivated and dried leaves of the moringa tree. This fast growing tree thrives in the dry, sub-tropical regions of Africa and India, where it is used both as a source of food and for medicinal purposes.
Other names for the moringa tree include the tree of life, the miracle tree and the saviour of the poor. And rightly so, because the leaves of the tree have an exceptionally high nutritional value and are even used to combat malnutrition during periods of famine in some poorer parts of the world. For example, moringa leaves contain 12 times more iron than spinach. In fact, it is often referred to as African spinach! So how can you best enjoy all the benefits of this super-healthy powder?
Moringa tea: a caffeine-free coffee substitute
You can use Biotona Moringa Powder to make a delicious and invigorating tea, simply by mixing it with water. Like matcha, moringa powder is made from pure leaves that are not processed in any way, so that all their healthy natural nutrients are optimally retained.
For a cup of moringa tea, add a teaspoon of powder to a bowl or mug and stir in a little boiling water. Continue stirring thoroughly, and only then fill up the rest of the bowl or mug with more hot water. For a little extra taste, you can add some lemon juice, mint and/or honey. The result is a flavoursome and caffeine-free substitute for coffee.
Moringa tea is packed full with anti-oxidants, minerals and proteins and is a powerful beauty boost that improves the health of your skin through a process of natural purification from the inside out.
In need of inspiration? Try this moringa tea with matcha:
Water and juices with moringa
You can also mix moringa powder with cold water, using the same procedure as for the hot tea. For an extra-refreshing effect, why not add some ice-cubes?
You can even do the same with fruit and vegetable juices (carrot, beetroot, etc.). Enrich your smoothie with a spoonful of moringa powder to create a true health drink with a super-high nutritional value.
Add moringa to sauces and soups
Moringa has a mild flavour and can be used in a wide range of warm dishes. Stir it into warm sauces or soups at the last minute before serving. For example, it makes a really great addition to vegetable soup.
It is equally good in cold sauces or soups, such as hummus, guacamole, salad dressing or a summery gazpacho.
Enrich your guacamole with moringa:
Baking with moringa powder
Moringa powder can be used in almost any kind of baking recipe, but because it colours the end-product green, some recipes will appear more (or less attractive) than others. So are you ready to try some green (and health-giving) moringa bread? Or what about some deliciously green moringa pancakes?
Bread and tacos
How much moringa per day?
The dried powder is highly concentrated. The body needs to get used to this richness, which means that it is advisable to gradually build up from 5 grams to a maximum of 15 grams per day.
Which health-giving components do moringa leaves contain?
Moringa is rich in proteins, but also contains high concentrations of numerous phytonutrients, such as:
- Vitamins A, B-complex, C and E
- Zinc, copper, selenium, calcium, iron, phosphor, manganese, magnesium, potassium and sulphur
- Chlorophyll, carotene and numerous essential amino acids (18 of the 20 known types)
- Omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids
Add a spoonful of moringa powder to your natural (clay) face mask or use it to make your own self-made face mask or natural scrub. Thanks to its anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, moringa has an anti-ageing effect. The purifying action of moringa also helps to reduce acne and combat inflammations.