moringa leaves are an African superfood and easy to make in recipes (www.africanepicure.com)

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Moringa trees are not native to Africa, but in recent years many development projects and international corporations have encouraged communities and farmers to plant moringa trees. Almost every part of the tree can be used for something, so it is considered very, very useful, especially in poor areas where the land is in need of loving care and permaculture-type rehabilitation.

When the seed pods are still very green and unripe, they are a little bit like green beans. When the seeds get older and quite bitter, they can be boiled or dried, but we haven’t tried this yet and we hear that they are very bitter. Mostly, the seeds are being used for biodiesel and as food for livestock.

If you come up with some good recipes for moringa seeds, please send them to us (taste@africanepicure.com)!

Moringa leaves are more popular. To find out more about moringa leaves and how to cook them, check out:

Moringa Leaves