~Frequently Asked Questions about the Moringa Tree~
Moringa questions & answers!
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*What is Moringa Oleiferas' main purpose?
Is to detox the liver and keep it healthy. That is one reason way many people lose weight taking moringa.
* What is moringa?
Moringa is a healing medicinal tree that has been used for hundreds of years by cultures of the world such as Africa, Asia, and India.Moringa has 7X more Vitamin C than Oranges
4X more Vitamin A than Carrots
4X more Calcium & 2X more protein than Milk
3X more Potassium than Bananas
3X more Iron than Almonds
*Moringa has 40% protein per serving, contains all 8 essential amino acids(18 aminos total). Contains over 40 antioxidants, including flavonoids. Moringa is said to cure over 300 ailments.
Storing Moringa Seeds?
Our seeds are fresh in good condition, you can store seeds in a paper bag or ziplock bag, keep them dry if they get wet they will sprout. Do NOT Freeze or Refrigerate, keep away from any cold areas, they will die. 60-80 degrees is a good temperature to store them. They can last a few years tho the germination rate may drop the older they get.
Storing Moringa leaf powder?
You can store the powder as you would a dried herb or spice in a bad or jar. Keeping it in a dry place.
*Is Moringa A Herb?
No Moringa is not a herb it is a super-food, more like a vegetable that has basically everything in it needed to sustain life. Not like many herbs that may have some side affects and can not be used when pregnant or nursing. Moringa can be eating anytime while pregnant and or breast feeding, and it is also very helpful and given to babies.
*How to eat moringa?
You can eat moringa leaves raw. Juice the leaves, fry or steam the leaves in any meal, bake moringa in goodies, drink as a tea, dry the leaves for power and add to shakes and baby milk.
*Can I eat moringa roots?
Some cultures eat the roots, but we don't recommend eating the roots. The root bark has Neurotoxin which may be fatal in high dosages.
*How does Moringa taste?
It taste like a mild spinach. It get a little sweeter when cooked.
*Is the whole Moringa tree edible?
Yes the entire tree is edible except the roots, but some cultures do eat them.
* Do Moringa stenopetala and Moringa oleifera have the same healthy Benefits?
Yes they both have all the same health benefits.
(Read more about them here)
*Can I grow moringa tree where I live?
You can grow moringa anywhere with care.
Cold climates you can grow them in large pots.
Warm climates they grow great in the ground,year around.
*How to Grow moringa trees in pot containers?
Plant seeds in a small pot first then,Transplant gradually from 1 gal to 3 gal to 7 gallon on up the larger the pot the bigger the tree will grow.
*How fast and tall does moringa Trees grow?
Moringa Oleifera grows very fast up to 20+ feet in one year,if the temperature stays wat/hot year around.
Moringa stenopetala grows slower and can die easier in the cold. If Moringa dies back in the winter,most time will grow back from the root as spring hits, and grows rapidly thought out summer and fall. Moringas grow slower in pots once the roots run out of room it will stop growing. By doing this you can grow a dwarf moringa tree. Planting them in the ground where they can grow to their fullest.
*When does Moringa produce seed pods?
Moringa Oleifera 6-12 months for pod production.
Moringa Stenopetala 2+ years for pod production.
*What do Moringa pods taste like?
They taste somewhat like peanuts. Moringa pods are highly nutritious and contain the essential amino acids our body needs.
*How often should I water a Moringa tree?
Depending on weather and climate. Humid areas need less water then hotter dry places. like in southern California in summer temperatures 90 degrees + we water once or twice a day most times twice, especially when they are 5in" to 3 feet tall. Only when they get woody barks do they become drought tolerant plants. and don't deed as much water.
*Why is my moringa tree leaves changing yellow?
Not enough water moringas are a tropical tree and love water. Yellow leaves can be the result of to much water around the roots if the soil is to clay like or compacted which can result in root rot very quickly.
in very hot/dry areas young moringa leaves can yellow do to not enough water, especially in pots when the soil gets very dry. In very hot/dry areas young moringa leaves can yellow do to not enough water, especially in pots when the soil gets very dry. Moringa Fungal diseases this fungus takes over plants slowly making it yellow with small brown spots and killing it.
*When can I harvest and eat moringa leaves?
It's best to harvested moringa leaves when there about 3 feet tall.
*Is Moringa leaf tea more beneficial than eating leaves?
It's always best to actually consume the leaves of the moringa for the full benefits. So when drinking tea make sure you open the tea bag and drink the powered leaves in the water, and not just tea without the leaves.
*When is a moringa tree drought tolerant?
Moringa trees are drought tolerant when they get a woody bark after about one year.
*I transplanted my Moringa now its drooping?
If you Transplant your moringa and it starts to droop, wait for about 7-14 days, sometimes they mite start to die and then the roots will catch. Look for new branches at the top and at the base with-in a few days they should show.
*How do I prune my moringa tree?
Always prune from top, cut branches halfway.
*Why Prune a moringa Tree?
A moringa can become very tall and get out of reach if not pruned. Also pruning makes them abundant with many more leaves than if not pruned.
*What are some other Moringa tree names around the world?
Ben Oil Tree, Malunggay,Wasabi, Moonga, Murunga, Sojina, Murungai Maram, Chum Ngay, Dangap, Malugkai, Sahjan, Brède Mouroum, Saragvo, Kelor, Shobhanjana, horse radish, cabbage tree, drum stick tree, Habbah.
How can one tell pure Moringa seed oil?
Good Question everyone sells Moringa oil online right?
One way to till if it is pure moringa seeds oil. Put your oil in a refrigerator if the oil become cloudy and hardens it most likely pure if it stay liquidly it has been blended with some other oils.