I received these seeds back in September 2015, as a present from a really good friend. Little did I know then how these little seeds would impact my life.
Moringa is a energetic supplement which can be harvested year round. It’s nutritional value is incomparable. It contains a high vitamin content specially vitamin A and E, it has the 9 essential aminoacids (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine), antioxidants, selenium, and leafy green protein (as found in beans).
Don’t forget I live in an apartment in the midst of Panama City, a tad of research was necessary on how to grow them specially if it’s in a container. Some sites suggest to cut the main tap root, which is supposed to stimulate vigorous lateral and shallow root growth. How I sowed them, I decided to leave the roots as is. The idea behind it is that I intend on maintaining my moringa small (the tallest it’s been in the apartment is 6 ft. more or less). Once it gets to this height we harvest them. So far we harvested the trees 3 times.
Keep in mind the taste and scent of the leaves take a little getting used to. How I first introduced it to the boys was through fruit smoothies. After they got used to it, I began to adding it in our salads.