Organically Grown | Harvested | Packaged in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Approx. 45-55 moringa oleifera seeds weighs 25g.
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A 3"x5" bag. Approximately 45-50 local, organically grown Tampa Bay Moringa Seeds (25 grams)
- 3 times the Potassium in bananas
- 7 times the Vitamin-C in oranges
- 25 times the Iron in spinach
- 4 times the Calcium in milk
- 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots
- 46 anti-oxidants
- 36 Anti-inflammatories
- Omegas 3, 6 and 9
- Vitamins: A (Alpha and Beta-Carotene) B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folic Acid, Biotin and more.
- Minerals: Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Flourine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc.
- All 8 Essential Amino Acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.
- 10 Additional Amino Acids: Alanine, Arganine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine.
- Other Benefitial Nutrients: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids, Omega (3,6,9) oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and more.
Numa Nursery's 'Tampa Bay Moringa' is grown from several community sharecropping plots throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The Moringa Grower's Co-op transforms unproductive wasteful lawns, reuses empty lots and regenerates barren landscapes into lush edible moringa food forests.
Then, excess material from the moringa trees are donated to Numa Nursery for packaging.
Each moringa tree is raised using all natural growing practices. Soil is enhanced with plant based compost teas and fertilizing methods using organic plant based food scraps, activated bio-char, azomite rock dust, worm castings, oak mulch and comfrey leaves.
In the garden, moringa is a natural pesticide. To further reduce pests and strengthen the tree's immunity, sea-90 mineral salts and neem oil are applied to the leaves and root system.
Numa Nursery harvests moringa trees according to celestial allignments, during waxing moon cycles, preferably in the A.M. when sap/nutrition is still high and accessible in the leaves.
Then, the leaves are cleaned and immediately placed in a shaded, humid-free zone, to ensure medicinal properties (Vitamin C) are retained. After several days, the dried leaves are sifted from any loose stems and placed in protective packaging.
Directions for Use
Moringa Fruit Also known as: ‘drumsticks’
After the small white flowers have been pollinated, seed pods can develop. The very young soft-green stringy seed pods can be eaten fresh, or chopped, which can be very spicy! Thicker seed pods can be cooked and added to soups & sauces. Enjoy!
Mature seed pods
can hold up to 20+ seeds inside and reach upwards of 2 feet in length. The large seed pods will begin to form brown stripes on the outside, signifying the seeds inside are ripe and can be harvested. Dry the seed pods before opening. Seeds can be cold-pressed by hand to make beneficial oil. Save some seeds to plant more trees.
"Moringa seeds are obtained from the pods of the Moringa plant (Moringa Oleifera) or the drumstick tree, native to Northern India. Fresh and raw moringa seeds are quite tender, but as soon as they get dried, they become hard and start to resemble small beans. They are greyish-white in colour with unique wing-like structures. They can be steamed, boiled or roasted for various purposes," says Dr. Divya Choudhary, Chief Dietitian, Max Super Speciality Hospital.
According to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, "Moringa is a nutrient-dense plant that is rich in vitamins, calcium, iron and essential amino acids. It can benefit the body in a number of ways."
Here are several health benefits of consuming moringa seeds:
DISCLAIMER: moringa seeds are very powerful with many medicinal properties. Consult a physician before ingesting.
USE periodically, not on a regular basis, but more so as a need-to-need basis.
The entire outter shell and soft white seed inside can be ingested.
1. May Improve Sleep
2. Potentially High in Fiber
"Moringa seeds are high in fiber, and help in moving food along your digestive system," says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat.
3. Can Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Dr. Ahuja says, "Moringa seeds are a great source of zinc and can regulate blood sugar levels which can help manage or even prevent diabetes."
4. Can be a Great Source of Iron
"Did you know that a single serving of moringa has almost three times the amount of iron as spinach? This is especially important for vegetarians/vegans or those who suffer from low iron issues, as the body needs iron to enrich the blood and carry oxygen to our muscles, organs and tissues," adds Dr. Choudhary.
5. Potentially Reduces Joint Pain
Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath says, "Moringa seeds make for a great supplement of calcium and help those suffering from joint pain. They help in reducing inflammation and severe bone disorders like arthritis."
6. May Lower Cholesterol
"Some plants have been known to reverse bad cholesterol and according to research, moringa is among them," says Dr. Divya, Max Super Speciality Hospital.
7. May Induce Death of Cancer Cells
Dr. Ahuja says, "Moringa seeds are well known for their anti-carcinogenic effects. They can stop the growth and development of cancer cells by accelerating their death count."
8. Can Promote Heart Health
"Scientists have proved that moringa seeds can reduce the amount of oxidised lipids in our body and take care of our cardiac health by safeguarding the heart tissues from constructional damages," says Dr. Choudhary.
9. Possible Powerhouse of Antioxidants
"The oil extracted from moringa seeds contains almost 30 antioxidants. It contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and other free radical busters that save our body from severe oxidative damage. In other words, these antioxidant properties of moringa seeds can take care of our overall health", says Dr. Choudhary.
10. Can Promote Healthy Skin
"Moringa seeds are packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and are thus, very beneficial for skincare. The oil obtained from moringa seeds can be used as a moisturizer or used to treat skin problems like skin rashes and sunburn," says Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Baidyanath.
MORINGA SEEDS FOR PLANTING
- Fill the inside of a small pot, 3/4 to the top with composted soil (sand, coco coir, azomite, mushroom compost).
- Place one single seed -centered- inside the pot.
- Then, cover the seed lightly 1/2" -1" by filling the remainder of the pot with composted soil. The rule of gardening thumb is to cover the seed with as much soil as the seed is big. Example: moringa seeds are roughly 1/2"-1" in diameter, therefore cover the seed lightly with 1/2" to 1" of soil.
- Keep moist, not soaked, until sprouted, about 2-3 weeks given the time of year. Generally, spring planting gets better germination rates. No extra germination techniques required (wet tissue paper). No shelling the seed before planting required.
- Plant seeds from February-April in Tampa, FL, but moringa seeds can be planted all year in Florida given the right conditions, whether in a greenhouse or inside or directly in the ground during wet months. Moringa is fromthe desert and can be planted on depleated sandy soils, aka florida soils.
- Protect potted seedlings from rain drops directly hitting the top of the pot, that may disrupt the soil. Spray misting is an okay practice. Avoid heavy droplets.
- After the moringa seed has sprouted plant into a larger container or place outside on a *hugel* mound 6"-1' above ground, no digging required. Moringas do not like wet roots and it rains alot in the summer, account for natural sinking, settling over time, water runnoff from buildings, standing water or ditches
- Plant on the highest ground possible.
- PLANT IN FULL SUN.
- Cover soil with oak mulch. Keep the stem free from mulch, to prevent fungus build up.
- Water lightly for 2-3 weeks to get the roots established. Leaves will yellow with over-watering.
- No further Irrigation required. Moringa is a desert tree and drought tolerant.
- In winter, cover leaves or cut back the main stem at the first fork 'Y' or even to the goround in severe freeze conditions, to prevent root damage. Moringa is a sub-tropical tree sensitive to cold weather under 50 degrees fahrenheit. Leaves will yellow in cold weather. Protect roots with an extra layer of mulch. The leaves may fall off and the tree may look dead after a freeze, but do not disturb until warmer months return and new shoots will appear to grow from the root base.
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