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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trivia : Lowly Malunggay is a Superfood

Malunggay Tree
Everytime we would run out of vegetable to cook at home, we would immediately get some leaves from a "malunggay" or moringa tree in our backyard to use in a menu. This lowly vegetable would always save the day in our kitchen. Lately this leafy vegetables is found to be not as lowly as its status in the the vegetable kingdom but is now considered a superfood full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Benefits of  Malunggay 
For every pound, this leafy vegetable has seven times more Vitamin C than oranges, three times more potassium that bananas, four times more Vitamin A than carrots, two times more protein and four times more calcium than milk, according to the Moringaling Phlippines Foundation, Inc. (MPFI).

Despite the super qualities of this vegetable, I seldom see this vegetable tree planted in many backyards. Maybe because it's a cheap vegetable to buy, a bundle of  malunggay leaves cost only five pesos in the market. Very cheap, considering its nutritional contents.

This vegetable tree is very easy to grow and doesn't take much space, people should(must) plant it in their gardens, backyards and anywhere it can grow. Having a malunggay tree in your garden is like having a free multivitamin source in your garden.

Now that food researchers have proven this vegetable to be a superfood, people should now consider  malunggay a staple vegetable in their diets and menus.

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