An “Ancient Green” eaten by indigenous cultures worldwide for thousands of years, moringa is one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet with high amounts of calcium, iron, vitamins, and all of the same essential amino acids as any other complete protein, like quinoa or meat. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, moringa is said to prevent 300 diseases. Therefore, it is also known as the most nutritious green or ‘the miracle tree’. This tiny plant has the exceptional potential to save millions of lives as well as to keep us fit and healthy.
The tiny leafy greens of the moringa olefeira tree contain high levels of calcium, iron, protein, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
A gram per gram of moringa contains:
- 2 times the protein of yoghurt
- 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots
- 3 times the potassium of bananas
- 4 times the calcium of milk
- 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges
Nourish your Body, Nourish the World
Moringa thrives in regions with high malnutrition. While this “miracle tree” is packed with protein, essential amino acids, 27 vitamins and 46 antioxidants, its powers are largely untapped. Kuli Kuli sells nutrition bars and powders in the US made with moringa imported from West Africa. We support farming cooperatives that teach women to grow, process and incorporate nutrient-rich moringa into their families’ diets, reducing malnutrition. We import a portion of the moringa to the US for our bars, creating an international market for moringa and a livelihood for our farmers. Many of the women we work with make 5 -10x the average income in their region. They often use the money to feed and educate their children. Kuli Kuli can scale globally as moringa thrives in many countries (India, Haiti, Nicaragua) that suffer from malnutrition. Moringa is also resilient to increasing droughts caused by climate change.
Do you want to learn more about moringa? Read our All About Moringa blog posts.