Re: [pfaf] Of all the plants that should be in pfaf... where's the moringa tree?
- Moringa trees are very sensitive to frost, --1 or 2 deg of frost will kill the part affected, --
--- On Sat, 3/7/09, The Organic Fanatic <theorganicfanatic@...> wrote:
From: The Organic Fanatic <theorganicfanatic@...>
Subject: Re: [pfaf] Of all the plants that should be in pfaf... where's the moringa tree?
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 6:44 PM
I was wondering if moringa can be planted in zone 5b. I use the leaf
for tea. It's really good for you but I would like to have my own
On 3/7/09, Mary <hawk.mistress@ verizon.net> wrote:
> I live in central Florida and we've had a couple of freezes, my
> moringa's survived. Trying to get more going. I put the leaves in any
> green veggie dish to up the nutrition. They tend to dissolve so you
> really don't taste them. Some people I know dry the leaves and use in
> soups & stews as a thickner. One lady who raises goats grow them for
> Whole heartedly agree, they are wonderful plants.
> eptenke wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've just learned about moringa trees and am starting to grow some myself.
>> I was surprised to see that they weren't in the pfaf database, and that
>> they haven't been discussed on this list.
>> Do your own research, but to put it simply, these things are nutritional
>> powerhouses. There are charitable organizations that revolve around
>> planting these trees for third-world villages to combat malnutrition.
>> This tree would, in my opinion, deserve a place on the top 20 list, if not
>> the top 5. Much of the plant is edible, and medicinal. The leaves have
>> so many minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, essential oils, etc... that one
>> wonders how so much could be in this one plant.
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