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How To Eat Moringa Seeds? The Answer May Surprise You!

  • Amy 

Our Ultimate Guide To Eating Moringa Seeds

Moringa seeds are an excellent superfood from India and contain multiple vitamins and health benefits for your body when eaten.

But this begs the question, how on earth do you eat these seeds?

Well, Moringa seeds can be eaten by roasting them, blending them, boiling or even steaming in various recipes for health and added flavour. 

In our short informative guide below we will go over some benefits you can get from eating Moringa seeds as well as three recipes that will show different ways of eating them in food for health benefits.

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Moringa Seeds?

Moringa seeds are typically known as being very nutrient-dense and excellent for your digestive system, but they have a wide range of other benefits too by eating them which we will list below.

  • They are a source of iron – Moringa seeds are high in iron which helps with the production of red blood cells.
  • Immune boosting – Moringa seeds have a lot of vitamin C which is immune-boosting to help you fight off illnesses and disease with ease.
  • Great for digestion – In terms of digestion these seeds have a lot of vitamin D, C, A and a lot of B minerals to help with digestion, they also have inflammatory compounds to reduce bloating and gas.
  • Helps with sleep – These seeds are a great supplement to help with sleep, steeping some in water and drinking before bed can dramatically help with sleep.
  • Improves cholesterol – Moringa seeds have no cholesterol inside which helps improve levels and has oleic acid to promote healthy acids.
  • Stabilises blood sugar – Due to moringa seeds being rich in zinc they can help people with diabetes to stabilise blood sugar.

Our Best Recipes For Eating Moringa Seeds

As we mentioned above Moringa seeds can be eaten and consumed in a huge variety of ways, we have listed our three favourite recipes below for eating them to give you some inspiration.

Moringa Smoothies

Ingredients

  • 40g of frozen strawberry.
  • 60g of sliced banana.
  • 40g of spinach.
  • 250ml of oat milk.
  • A teaspoon of Moringa powder.

Method

  1. Add all your ingredients and blend.
  2. Pour the smoothies into a bowl and top with some fresh fruit or granola.

Moringa Soup

Ingredients

  • 230g of Moringa stalks.
  • 1 litre of water.
  • A small drop of oil.
  • 1 tsp of salt.
  • 1tsp of fennel seeds.
  • Small pinch of cumin seeds.
  • Curry leaves.
  • 2 taro roots.
  • One seeded green chilli.

Method

  1. In a saucepan mix all the ingredients including the water and bring to a boil.
  2. Blend until mixed then strain through a sieve to get rid of the moringa fibres.
  3. Serve with some salt and pepper then squeeze a few lime wedges over.

Moringa Curry

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp of Moringa powder.
  • One cup of red lentils.
  • One onion.
  • Three garlic cloves.
  • A knob of ginger.
  • One tsp of cumin and curry powder.
  • One cardamom pod crushed.
  • A can of coconut milk.
  • 500ml of veg stock.
  • Two big handfuls of spinach.

Method

  1. Heat your onion and garlic in a pan with some oil then add the spices.
  2. Thrown in your lentils and veg stock then simmer for around 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk for around 20 minutes then add in the moringa powder and spinach at the last minute.
  4. Serve in a bowl with chapati!

Last Words

Overall, we suggest integrating moringa seeds in your diet whenever you can as it has many nutritional benefits and is easy to integrate into food through different recipes. You can indeed eat Moringa seeds raw but they are very bitter and are much better when boiled or roasted into recipes.

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Amy Toliver

Hey'all I'm Amy, a born foodie and diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago. I refused to cave into tasteless, boring gulten free food and create my own! On my blog you'll find info & cool facts along with recipes, all on gluten free foods!