Moringa: 6 Health Benefits With Recipes to Boost Your Wellbeing!

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Moringa: 6 Health Benefits With Recipes to Boost Your Wellbeing!

If you are wondering what Moringa exactly is or just want to refresh your memory, check out our previous blog where we wrote about its history, its uses and its future in sustainable agriculture.

Ujamaa Spice Moringa powder

1. The Potential Health Benefits

Moringa powder is packed with nutrients and antioxidants, making it a great addition to any diet. Some of the potential health benefits include:

·       Immune system support: It contains high levels of vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can help boost the immune system and protect the body from oxidative stress.

·       Anti-inflammatory properties: It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer.

·       Blood sugar control: Some studies have suggested that it may help regulate blood sugar levels, making it a potentially useful supplement for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

·       Improved digestion: It is a good source of fiber and can help improve digestion and relieve constipation.

·       Improved brain function: It is rich in vitamins and minerals that support brain function, including vitamin B6, vitamin E, and zinc. Some studies have suggested that moringa may improve cognitive function and memory.

·       Skin health: It contains high levels of vitamin E and other antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage and promote healthy skin.

A review of several studies published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition in 2021 concluded that it a promising functional food ingredient due to its high nutritional content and potential health benefits.

2. How to Use Moringa Powder in Cooking

Moringa powder has a slightly earthy, vegetal taste with a strong umami flavour, which makes it a great addition to savory dishes but it works great in certain desserts as well. Here are some ideas for incorporating it into your cooking:

·       Add it to soups and stews: Add a nutritious boost to your favorite soups and stews. Simply stir in a spoonful of moringa powder during the last few minutes of cooking.

·       Mix it into sauces and dressings: Add a unique flavor to sauces and dressings. Try mixing it into your favorite homemade salad dressing or pasta sauce. It works especially well in a green pesto for example.

·       Stir it into scrambled eggs: Give a nutritious boost to your morning scrambled eggs or tofu. Simply stir in a spoonful before cooking or sprinkle on top afterwards.

·       Use it in baked goods: The powder can be used in baking as a substitute for other green powders such as matcha or even cocoa powder. It works particularly well in muffins and breads. Besides flavour, it can also give it a beautiful green colour.

·       Add it as a booster in your smoothie: Add a teaspoon to your smoothie to boost it with extra protein, minerals and vitamins! Works especially well in a young spinach & ginger smoothie!

3. Recipe ideas using moringa powder

Here are some recipe ideas to help you incorporate it into your cooking:

1.     Moringa and lentil soup


·       1 onion, chopped

·       2 cloves garlic, minced

·       1 cup red lentils

·       4 cups vegetable broth

·       1 tbsp moringa powder

·       Salt and pepper to taste


1.     In a large pot, sauté the onion and garlic in a bit of oil until soft.

2.     Add the lentils and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

3.     Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the lentils are soft.

4.     Stir in the moringa powder and season with salt and pepper to taste.

2.     Moringa and quinoa salad


·       1 cup cooked quinoa

·       1 cup chopped kale

·       1/2 cup shredded carrots

·       1/2 cup chopped cucumber

·       1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

·       1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

·       1 tbsp moringa powder

·       Juice of 1 lime

·       2 tbsp olive oil

·       Salt and pepper to taste


1.     In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, kale, carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and mint.

2.     In a small bowl, whisk together the moringa powder, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

3.     Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

3.     Moringa green smoothie


·       1 banana

·       1 cup chopped kale

·       1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

·       1 tbsp moringa powder

·       1 cup unsweetened almond milk


1.     Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

4. Conclusion

Bowl with Ujamaa Spice Moringa Powder.
Our moringa powder is made from the fresh leaves of the Moringa tree, of which all stems are removed by hand throughout 2 sorting processes. After gently drying the leaves in the Zanzibar sun, they are pounded to a fine powder.

Moringa powder is a nutrient-dense superfood that has many potential health benefits. It can be used in a variety of recipes, from soups and stews to smoothies and baked goods. While more research is needed to fully understand the health benefits, the available evidence suggests that it may be a useful supplement for improving immune function, reducing inflammation, and regulating blood sugar levels. Try incorporating it into your diet today and experience the benefits for yourself!

love & spices,

Jawahir Al-Mauly

Founder & CEO of Ujamaa Spice

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