Want some Moringa Oleifera with breakfast?

It’s been an unusually warm winter with temperatures averaging 72°~85°F (that’s 22~29°C) and my cool weather greens have been comatose ~ yes, they’ve actually stopped growing. But warm weather plants, like the Moringa Oleifera trees? They haven’t shed their leaves at all but have instead gone rampant with leaf-growth.

Pics of a couple of trees & I have 8!

Pics of a couple of trees & I have 8!

I decided to do more coppicing and save the leaves for consumption. Incidentally to save space, the leaves can be dried and powdered, then it becomes 7 times lighter and less bulky for storage.

Fresh leaves

Fresh leaves

Dried slowly & naturally on tea-towels by sunlight through windows.

Dried slowly & naturally on tea-towels by sunlight through windows.

Now comes the interesting part …

Grind into powder using a coffee grinder.

Grind into powder using a coffee grinder.

That green dust is loaded with nutrients and instead of taking multi-vitamin pills, I put that with my morning cereal.

Moringa with muesli ~ yum yum!

Moringa with muesli ~ yum yum!

Oh! don’t forget the Soy Milk over that.

 

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