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Moringa the miracle tree.


By Stan510

Moringa the miracle tree. (Moringa oleifera)

I saw some potted plants at the local Asian Supermarket,took a look. When I said Moringa to my wife, she said to buy one. Its big in Filipino cooking.

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I want one Stan:

What’s so special about the moringa? Right off the tree, the fresh leaves contain:

• Twice the protein of yogurt.

• Four times the calcium of milk.

• Three times the potassium of bananas.

• Four times the vitamin A of carrots.

• Seven times the vitamin C of oranges.

• High iron and numerous (cancer-fighting) antioxidants.

• All essential (protein-building) amino acids.

You will live for ever :-)

11 Sep, 2015


Oh,boy, all my troubles behind me!.
If it ever has seeds ..or next spring if you want me to send a cutting. Not sure if Canada allows that. Seeds seem a sure thing.

11 Sep, 2015


:-) we'll talk about it when yours will bloom :-) in the meanwhile... enjoy.

11 Sep, 2015


Moringa is grown commercially here in San Diego County. It grows super fast and can get very large usually growing very upright.

If you click on Moringa to the right on this page you can see my pics.

16 Sep, 2015


Is there a Moringa for me?

18 Sep, 2015



Are you going to try this Moringa in the ground? I know it's tropical in origin and very tender to cold. It would be worth trying, though.

18 Sep, 2015


BG,If it seeds- and that seems pretty common,I can send seeds. I know the leafs are expensive at markets- at least the wife tells me.
Andy- I found a website on growing them around the Sacramento area as winter deciduous or even occasional kill backs,but they said comes back fast in spring..
So,I know it should do ok here. Its just now growing again.
HB..I head the name of the plant but never really thought about growing one since I thought it needed very dry winters,too tropical. Now,I see people in cold climates can grow them in pots or even in ground to z8. There,it dies to the ground. As long as the roots don't freeze.

21 Sep, 2015



According to what I've read in northern San Diego County where they're commercially grown they cut them back in winter (during their dormant period) and they grow very quickly in spring through fall...then harvested.

23 Sep, 2015

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