What is Moringa?
Moringa Oleifera is a tree native to the Himalayan foothills, cultivated extensively in India and parts of Africa. Found mainly in tropical and subtropical areas, Moringa is a drought resistant and fast growing tree that can be harvested year round. Moringa is an ancient superfood also known as the “miracle plant.” The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are all rich in medicinal properties and nutritional benefits. For centuries, people have used its leaves and pods as a valuable food source. The leaves of the Moringa tree are recognized as some of the most nutrient dense, and can be used as a dietary supplement or applied topically.
What are the nutritional benefits of Moringa?
The Moringa leaves are high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and minerals including potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium. Packed with antioxidants and protein, Moringa can also help improve digestive health, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation.
Ounce for ounce, Moringa leaves contain:
- 7 times the vitamin C found in oranges
- 4 times the calcium found in milk
- 2 times the protein found in milk
- 3/4 the iron of spinach
- 3 times the potassium found in bananas
- 4 times the vitamin A found in carrots
How is your Moringa grown?
Our Moringa is grown using organic and sustainable practices. Our products are raw, gluten free, all natural, vegan and made with aloha! We harvest our Moringa early in the morning, when the leaves are at peak freshness and nutritional content. We walk the fields and select the healthiest, greenest leaves and inspect each one for quality. Our leaves are then washed, sorted, and stripped to prep for the dehydration process. We process our Moringa in small, controlled batches; dehydrating on the same day to avoid deterioration of the nutritional properties of the leaves once they are harvested. Preserving the quality and nutritional content of our products is our priority; our Moringa leaves are dehydrated at the optimal temperature to ensure our product is dried to perfection in just a few hours. The dehydrated leaves are blended into a fine powder for our superfood supplements and soap products. These products come with a moisture absorbing, dehumidifying desiccant packet to prevent oxidation and to preserve the quality and nutritional content.
What makes Hana Tropicals Moringa special?
Here at Hana Tropicals, we believe strongly that we should leave the earth better than we found it, so we work sustainably by replenishing and giving back to the land and the people around us. Quite often we find ourselves with dirt under our fingernails and smiles on our faces because we love what we do! Our products are held to organic standards, so all our Moringa trees are lovingly tended to with natural farming practices, without harming the surrounding environment or our team. We use the land for all of our soil and mulch needs, we create our own compost to provide more nutrients for our trees, and ducks are natural pest controllers and our chickens are natural fertilizers. As a small farm, we take pride in our work and manually care for our fields to deliver you the highest quality Moringa possible.
As a small business, we are able to harvest leaves continuously throughout the year and make batches of products weekly, so you know you are getting the highest quality, most fresh Moringa possible. You won't find our Moringa Powder sitting on warehouse storage shelves for months! Our Moringa products are packaged in 100% biodegradable and compostable bags, with a resealable zipper pouch and interior lining that provides high-barrier protection from moisture and oxygen, keeping your Moringa powder fresh for longer!
How do you suggest consuming Moringa?
We enjoy adding our Moringa powder to drinks, smoothies, pestos, dips, or salad dressings. It can also be added to soups and stews when cooking, but we recommend adding it raw at the end of cooking or just before eating to optimize the nutritional benefits. We recommend starting with just 1.5tsp of powder as Moringa is incredibly nutrient dense. Check out our Moringa ebook HERE.