Have You Tried Moringa, the Latest Superfood?

Have You Tried Moringa, the Latest Superfood?

(Image credit: Mahafreen H. Misty | NPR)

While we would all be smart to be wary of superfood claims, there are definitely some foods that pack more of a nutritional punch than others.

The latest to hit the U.S. market is moringa, a tree that grows in tropical climates, and has nutritionally packed leaves and seedpods. So just how good is this new "superfood" for you?

The current claims are that moringa is high in protein, iron, vitamin C, calcium, and antioxidants. According to the NPR article, some nutritional analyses have found that "moringa leaves have double the protein of yogurt, four times more calcium than milk, and seven times more Vitamin C than oranges." Those are some pretty bold claims.

Right now if you want to try moringa you can find it in health bars, powder, and tea from a company called Kuli Kuli. Have you given it a try yet?

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