After writing about the superfood moringa, I received an abundance of inquiries from Natural News readers on social media and my website about the different ways to consume it. I wanted to share with you one great way to incorporate moringa into your diet as well as why it will benefit you.
Baked goods made with refined wheat flour are deficient in essential nutrients
Baked goods are very popular for many reasons. They are delicious, inexpensive, and can take many forms from chocolate chip cookies to pizza crust. Global Industry Analysts reports that the baked goods industry is expected to exceed $310 billion in 2015. The majority of baked goods are made with refined wheat flour which is mostly devoid of nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Many people opt for whole wheat flour but it still is not a significant source of nutrients.
Adding moringa powder to baked goods is a great and tasty way to boost their nutrient content
Moringa is the most nutrient dense food ever discovered. It makes sense that adding it to baked goods would yield health benefits.
Dried moringa leaf powder contains…
- 10x the Vitamin A of carrots
- 17x the Calcium of milk
- 15x the Potassium of bananas
- 25x the Iron of spinach
- 9x the Protein of yogurt
- 4x more Fiber than oats
- 4x more Chlorophyll than wheatgrass
- 1/2 the Vitamin c of oranges (7x vitamin c for fresh leaves)
A study published in the Journal of Food Quality found that substituting between 5% to 15% of flour with moringa powder increased the protein, iron, calcium, β-carotene and dietary fiber content of cookies. After learning this I went straight to the test kitchen to experiment. I have been substituting 10% of flour with 10% moringa powder to some of my favorite recipes with fantastic results. The taste of the added moringa is very subtle and quite good. Take a look at some of my nutritious creations such as moringa chocolate chip cookies, moringa oatmeal bread, moringa zucchini bread, and moringa pizza!
Submit your own moringa recipe and win a $150 gift certificate redeemable at Green Virgin Products
It’s very easy to start making your own moringa baked goods. Simply substitute 10% of flour for 10% moringa powder in any recipe. If you don’t have moringa you can purchase the highest quality moringa in the world here for 30% off (coupon code: moringasave30). This offer is good until July 1st. The deadline to enter the contest is August 31st. The winner will be announced on October 1st. To enter, submit your recipe using Green Virgin Products moringa powder with a picture to the Green Virgin Products Facebook Page for everyone to see.
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Jeremy Marion works with his family business at Green Virgin Products. He is an advocate for healthy living and preserving the environment. Visit his website at greenvirginproducts.com to see products and information that he supports.