What is Moringa Oleifera?
Once eaten by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, Moringa oleifera leaves have been used in traditional medicine passed down for centuries in many cultures. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine Moringa is said to cure or prevent around 300 diseases. More recently, the modern scientific community has begun to validate many of these claims with over 1300 studies, articles and publications on moringa.
Native to South Asia, this rapidly growing tree is now widely used throughout the tropics. Moringa’s high levels of protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A has led many organizations to advocate the plant as a "natural nutrition for the tropics."
By carefully managing our supply chain to source only a portion of each harvest for Western consumption and by paying fair wages, we are helping to ensure that superfoods like moringa benefit those who need them the most.
Studies have documented the successful use of moringa for nutritional interventions in Malawi, Senegal, and India, noting its ability to be harvested year-round and for being the most nutritious food locally available. As climate change makes rainfall increasingly unpredictable for low-income farmers in the developing world, moringa will become an important tool to help communities around the world take control of their own nutrition.