The dried leaf of the Moringa oleifera tree is a rich source of protein containing all 8 essential amino acids, as well as Omega 3, 6 & 9. Moringa is rich in Vitamins A to K, providing your body with 46 powerful antioxidants. Moringa’s nutrient profile is abundant with mineral and trace elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Moringa oleifera is a natural, whole-food source of nutrients and minerals that are readily available for your body to identify, absorb and utilise.
Cacao is the minimally processed form of chocolate that is robust in flavor and maintains all the impressive nutrients that make it a superfood. It comes directly from the cacao tree, which fruits colorful pods that are filled with large cacao seeds, called cacao beans. When these beans are naturally fermented, roasted at low temperatures and cold-pressed (separating out most of the fat, a.k.a cacao butter), cacao powder is the result.
Native to Africa, the Baobab tree holds a special status across the continent. The strange looking tree produces a large fruit that is commonly consumed for its, not only for its citrus like flavour, but more so because of its medicinal properties. Rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatories, the Baobab fruit provides a healthy supplement to both children and adults. A paste made from the fruit pulp has been used for many years to treat fevers, painful joints and to stimulate one’s immune system.
Typically added to smoothies, juice, and shakes, the ground root powder can also be used as an ingredient in such foods as coffee, chocolate, or oils. In Peru, whole maca root is often added to soup and oatmeal, roasted and consumed as a vegetable, or made into a fermented beverage known as “maca chica.”
Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal, meaning that it’s not technically a cereal grain like wheat or oats, but it shares a comparable set of nutrients and is used in similar ways. Besides being incredibly versatile, this nutritious grain is naturally gluten-free and rich in protein, fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants.
Teff is a fine grain popular in Ethiopia and Eritrea, where it is the staple grain of their tasty cuisines. Due to its nutritious properties, versatility and unique flavour it’s becoming increasingly popular around the world. High in fibre, protein, calcium and antioxidants, it’s no surprise that more and more health conscious foodies are flirting with this gluten-free grain. Yes, it’s naturally gluten-free too and offers those with gluten-free diets an exciting alternative.