Leaflets (Fig. 1) can be stripped from the feathery, fern-like leaves and used in any spin...
Leaflets (Fig. 1) can be stripped from the feathery, fern-like leaves and used in any spinach recipe. They are exceptionally nutritious. Very young plants can also be used as a tender vegetable. In many cultures, the diet consists mainly of a starchy dish or porridge made from corn meal, cassava, millet or the like. Side dishes or "sauces" served with the starchy main dish are therefore very important nutritionally, as they are often the only source of extra protein, vitamins and minerals. Moringa leaves could easily be added to such sauces as a potherb or as dried herbs. ECHO has published a separate Technical Note that includes numerous moringa recipes.