Aduna Moringa is a superleaf powder, a 100% organic green superfood, with a spinach-like flavour. You can find it in most health food shops such as Holland and Barrett. It’s not cheap, but a pouch will last you several months because you only need to use half to one teaspoon per serving, it’s very concentrated and potent.
One of the most micronutrient-dense foods on Earth, Aduna Moringa is rich in vitamins A, B6, E and K; and rich in the following minerals: magnesium, iron, manganese and several others. In addition, it contains all 9 essential amino-acids, the building blocks of protein.
Aduna Moringa is often called nature’s multivitamin/mineral supplement. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, great for people with inflammatory condition such as arthritis.
The Moringa Tree
Aduna Moringa comes from the leaves of the Moringa tree, which grows in the Himalayan foothills Northern India, Bangladesh, tropical and subtropical Africa and South America. The leaves are dried and then ground into a fine powder.
The Moringa tree (also known as the Drumstick Tree) is drought-resistant, grows fast even in poor soil, and blooms 8 months after planting. It provides a sustainable income for farmers in poorer parts of the world, as well as providing a rich source of nutrients for people in developing countries where malnutrition is a problem.
How to Eat Aduna Moringa
You can blend it into smoothies, stir it into soups, or sprinkle it onto salads or pasta dishes. The nutrients are depleted by cooking, so avoid adding it during the cooking process, much better to sprinkle it onto the final dish at the table. Some websites recommend baking it into bread and cookies, but I don’t recommend this. Personally I add it to my breakfast mix of oats (soaked overnight), natural yoghurt, blueberries and walnuts.
(Dominic Londesborough is a personal fitness trainer in London, an online nutrition coach, and keen tennis player.)