Malunggay, Leafy Superfood
There have been a lot of studies and testimonials regarding the health benefit of Malunggay or its scientific name of Moringa Oleifera.
Studies have found that malunggay (Filipino/Tagalog name) has a very high nutritional value. This may be true as a young child in Marag, our diet often included marunggay (Ilocano name for the malunngay). The tree grow almost everywhere in Marag, thus providing us a microbiotic diet which complements most soupy viands in an almost vegetarian existence. I supposed as children, we did not get sick, except for malaria, brought about by mosquitoes, which is another story. 🙂
Malunggay is a superfood as well as super-herbal-medicine.
Lactating women are advised to make malunggay soup as part of their diet to produce more milk.
Apparently 1 cup of mallunggay, in terms of nutrients, is equivalent to 10 cups of broccoli.