Moringa Oleifera

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The Moringa Oleifera is a key core ingredient for the family of Zija products. It is a nutritional powerhouse of a plant and contains over 92 nutritional values. It is in fact, scientifically the most nutrient dense plant ever discovered. Here is a graphical representation of all that is available from the moringa tree.

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Here is the full list of what Moringa contains: 
  • all vitamins A-K, with many more times the vitamin content than you will find in other fruits and vegetables.
  • All Omegas 3, 6, & 9
  • 46 Antioxidants
  • 36 Anti-Inflammatories
  • All 9 Essential Amino Acids
  • 9 More Non-Essential Amino Acids
  • Minerals
  • Other Beneficial Nutrients
The following Discovery Channel Documentary on Moringa Oleifera is a great introduction to this astonishing tree.



Not all Moringa is created equal. In fact, depending on where Moringa trees are grown, their nutritional content can vary significantly. Knowing this, Zija has vetted several different locations and farms where our Moringa trees will have the highest nutrient content available, even if it comes at a premium cost. Our Moringa trees are raised without chemicals & harvested by hand. You can find more on this in this post on the cultivation and processing of Zija Moringa.

Here are some additional facts on the Moringa provided by Dr. Joshua Plant of Zija International.

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The following additional information comes from an article on “The Moringa Tree is a Natural Source of Food and Medicine” in Natural News.

It has been said that the Moringa tree is one of the most useful trees on the planet. The Moringa tree is a highly nutritional food source and is known for its medicinal properties. According to various sources, the Moringa tree can contribute significantly in combating the problem of malnutrition and disease in developing countries.

What is the Moringa Tree?

The Moringa tree (Moringa Oleifera) is a slender, semi-deciduous, perennial tree that grows to about 10 meters tall, with drooping branches. It thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, giving fruit and flowers continually. However, the drought resistant Moringa grows best in dry, sandy soil. This makes it an ideal tree to grow in semi-desert conditions, as it provides both food and shade. The Moringa is a fast growing tree that can reach up to 3 meters in its first year.

Every part of the Moringa tree is useful, from the leaves to the roots, providing a rich source of food and medicine. The leaves are said to be a rich source of nutrients. According to miracletrees.org, fresh Moringa leaves contain 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 4 times the calcium of milk, 4 times the vitamin A of carrots, 3 times the potassium of bananas, 3 times the iron of spinach and as much protein as that found in eggs.

Noel Vietmeyer of the US National Academy of Sciences, Washington said of the Moringa tree: “Although few people have ever heard of it today, Moringa could soon become one of the world’s most valuable plants, at least in humanitarian terms”.

Moringa Tree as a Source of Food

The Moringa leaves can be added to a salad or they can be cooked to make a spinach-like meal. The young seed pods, called drumsticks, can be prepared in a similar way to green beans and taste a bit like asparagus. The flowers can be cooked and mixed with other foods or fried in batter. The flowers can also be used to make a nutritious tea. The seeds can be removed from more mature pods and eaten like peas or roasted like nuts. Seeds, if eaten raw, are very bitter.

Other Uses of the Moringa Tree

The Moringa seeds can be used as an effective water clarifier. Leaves can be used as a fertilizer and natural pesticide. When planted in a row, the Moringa tree makes a fast growing hedge and wind-break.

The Moringa tree has been hailed as the “miracle tree” by many and is seen as a natural solution to many problems associated with poverty in developing countries. Being resistant to drought and pests, the Moringa tree grows well in countries that need it the most.