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Prep time 20 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 4
Moringa is scientifically known as Moringa oleifera (Family: Moringaceae).
Moringa has a green, earthy taste similar to spinach or matcha green tea. It is delicious mixed into food or drinks for a nutrient boost.
Most parts of the Moringa tree have medicinal value. The leaves have been used as part of traditional medicine for centuries, and the Ayurvedic system of medicine associates it with the cure or prevention of approximately 300 diseases.
(Ayurvedic medicine is believed to be one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It is anchored on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body,
Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems;
high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorder; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Prep time 20 mins | Cooking time 60 mins | Serves 8
Taro leaves are medium to large in size and broad and heart-shaped, averaging up to forty centimeters in length and twenty centimeters in width. The leaves are dark green and smooth on the surface and light green on the underside. The underside of the leaves also has veins that branch out from the central stem. Both the veins and stem will have a purple to red hue and are often variegated. Taro plants are predominately known for their starchy, brown, underground tubers. When cooked, the leaves are tender and have a mild, nutty flavor with a slightly metallic, iron taste.
Taro leaves are an excellent source of ascorbic acid and dietary fiber, and also contain thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, copper, and manganese.
Prep time 15 mins | Cooking time 15 mins | Serves 4
Mussels are an under-appreciated wonder food. Full of vitamins and minerals, high in protein and low in fat. Top nutritionists and fitness professionals have started to explore how the simple mussel boosts physical health.
Mussels are one of the most well-rounded foods to include in your diet, high in zinc, iron and other minerals, vitamins A and B12. A fantastic source of protein, low in calories and low in fat. Prepared in a classic moules marinière or in a more adventurous Thai curry, or simply steamed. No matter how they are eaten, rest assured they are a delicious and healthy choice.