I'm immediately suspicious...
It's got a snappy name - Moringa - and nutritionists are crediting it with just about every health benefit under the sun, so it's a mystery that we haven't woken up to it previously. But wellness fanatics are finally starting to catch on. Here's what you need to know about it.Hmmm, I'm guessing it's not going to be 'how it tastes'.
Moringa is a tree that grows in dry climates across Africa and Asia. It's also known as the Drumstick Tree for its shape, or the Horseradish Tree for the taste of its roots, and thousands of the plants are scattered across the foothills of the Himalayas. Its pods, bark and even twigs have been cooked and eaten for centuries, but the powder, made by grinding its leaves, is what's started sending health addicts into a frenzy.Not 'chefs'. Not 'foodies'. People who view food as merely fuel for the body.
It's unusually rich in protein - in fact, it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. It packs more protein than virtually any other plant-based product, and is richer in amino acids than whey protein, so is increasingly being incorporated into fitness regimes. And if you find yourself low on energy during the day, moringa's high iron levels might be what you need.OK, I'm convinced. I know what it is!