All across the world, there are people struggling to survive. Some struggle from poverty, while others have various diseases that are known to result in death. What many people do not know, is that there are simple answers that can help people of every culture.
One solution in the Moringa Tree, if you’ve never heard of this tree, there’s a good reason. Many people haven’t. Of course, if you go to a foreign country, with a high poverty level, such as Cambodia, you will most likely hear about this tree.
For countries like Cambodia, the Moringa Tree provides life to aids patients every day. The powerful leaves on the Moringa Tree will provide invaluable nutrition when eaten.
Facts about Moringa Tree:
Did you know that a Moringa tree provides as much protein as found in eggs?
Did you know that a Moringa Tree provides three times as much protein as in spinach?
Did you know that the Moringa Tree provides four times more calcium than in milk?
Did you know that a Moringa Tree provides three times as much potassium as in bananas?
Did you know that a Moringa Tree can grow as much as 15-20 feet in the first year?
Did you know that eating leaves off a Moringa Tree can provide valuable nutrition to humans?
The Moringa Tree is a Miracle Tree
That’s right. The Moringa Tree is used by aids patients; treats diabetes patients and even high blood patients. Pretty amazing! No matter if you live in a dessert or in a city, you can grow a Moringa tree and use this miracle tree for nutrition. You don’t have to have a deadly disease to enjoy the bounty of a Moringa Tree.
How to Grow a Moringa Tree:
1. Find a Sunny place for your Moringa Tree.
2. You will want to soak your seeds for at least 24 hours. Let them begin to germinate.
3. Take the seeds out of water and place in a plastic bag.
4. Keep the seeds in a bag until you see shoots on the seeds.
5. Dig a whole, preferably make the whole square (should be deep).
6. Plant your Moringa Seeds.
7. Water your Moringa Seeds, but do now drown the dirt.
1. Find a pot to plant your Moringa Seeds.
2. Fill pot with quality dirt.
3. Plant your seed in the loose dirt.
4. Water your Moringa Tree.
Make sure the Moringa stays damp but not drowning in water. The Moringa can survive on very little water. This is one reason they can grow in desserts, the Tropics, or even your own living room. You can plant in the ground or in an indoor large container. Either way, you will soon be surprised how resilient and quick growing your Moringa will be.
Growth of a Moringa Tree
The beauty of a Moringa Tree is that it is very fast growing. A Moringa Tree can grow well over 15-20 feet in its first year and 3-5 feet wide. You can enjoy the fruits from the Moringa very quickly. These trees offer nutritious value that is hard to beat.
Pruning a Moringa Tree
The beauty of a Moringa Tree is the more you prude the tree, the more it will grow. There is something amazing about pruning back a tree and seeing it grow even more. The first thing to know is that you should keep the Moringa to a length that is easily manageable. A preferred length is around five to six feet tall.
As your Moringa starts really growing, so will the branches and leaves. Try to keep the branches cut back by half the length. Don’t worry, it will keep growing, and quickly too! I always like to break off the leaves at least once a week. I use for salads or other recipes.
Using Moringa Tree Leaves
Eating the Moringa leaves is a wonderful way to get your nutrition for the day. First, you want to break off the leaves. Take as much as you need for the recipe you are using. You can use the leaves, pods, or seeds. I like the leaves because they are great to add into salads.
After I bring in the leaves, I wash them in cold water. Then I either chop them into bite size pieces or just through them on the salad. If you cut branches off, take those branches and use as mulch around the Moringa tree. What better way to mulch your tree than using leftover branches. Your Moringa will love you for it!
Moringa for Malnutrition
In some countries such as Haiti, Cambodia, Africa, and India, they all have Moringa Trees growing wild throughout their countries. The problem is that many people in these countries do now know the powerful nutrition than can get from these trees.
Many missionaries and organizations, such as World Relief, go into countries such as Cambodia, to teach the villages about the power of the Moringa Tree. These organizations are able to teach the villages how to utilize these miracle trees, to help sustain their villages with food, vitamins, and all they need to survive.