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!
"made by grinding its leaves"
*awaits discovery that those leaves contain NICOTINE*
Are you sure it's not Soylent Green?
@ jack ketch, Almost all plants contain nicotine. If you look at the solanacea family (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, all the capsicum family, petunias, tobacco and deadly nightshade) they are very rich in nicotine.
Now look at the relationship 'twixt nicotine and nicotinic acid (better known as vitamin B3).
Rich Western Trendy Lefty Vegan Foodies discover another third world subsistence food - those who survived on it priced out and now starving.
Geldof claps as each starving native dies.
Thank you but I had actually checked if the leaves contained Nicotinic Acid (they do) before I posted my quip- as I am well aware (being an avid reader of Frank Davis, Junican and Leggy) about the relationship between the two substances.
My cornflakes used to be fortified with Niacin, they called Vitamin B3 that because it sounded nicer than Nicotinine. I took Leggy's advice and have scattered some baccy seeds around the countryside.
"*awaits discovery that those leaves contain NICOTINE*"
If they are lucky! It might contain something far worse!
"Are you sure it's not Soylent Green?"
There's a marketing idea! "Hey, madam, would you like to try our new product, 'I Can't Believe It's Not Soylent Green'..?"
"Rich Western Trendy Lefty Vegan Foodies discover another third world subsistence food ..."
Oh, lord, it's the Great Quinoa Famine all over again!
"My cornflakes used to be fortified with Niacin, they called Vitamin B3 that because it sounded nicer than Nicotinine. "
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