The leaves of the moringa trees may be the world's most nutritious green—and they're coming to a health-food store near you.
Remember the moment when every runway regular suddenly became a supermodel? Now every healthy edible wants to be called a superfood. Which is why even that term likely doesn't do justice to moringa, a tree leaf that contains more nutrients and natural remedies than your body knows what to do with. Ancient warriors fueled for battle with the leaf extract, hot for the stamina and strength it gave them; and legend has it that Egyptian Pharaohs were buried with it to sustain them in the afterlife. Health-savvy Americans are the latest followers, thanks to the energy, immunity, and metabolism boosts moringa delivers.
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We hold regular monthly meetings, study tours and training seminars not only to build-up the organization but also in the long term, build-up a strong sustainable and globally-competitive moringa industry in the Philippines. Our membership extends to cooperatives and civic groups, organic farming and health advocates, NGOs against poverty and malnutrition, educators and researchers, food manufacturers and test laboratories, local government agencies and socially-responsible enterprises.With representations from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (actively in Ilocos region, central Luzon, the national capital region, Calabarzon, western and central Visayas) our members assist each other in sharing moringa best practices, farm management, propagation and processing technologies,
Moringa, or more commonly known as “malunggay" or "balunggay”, has come a long way. Touted as the most nutritious vegetable, it was the subject of the 4th National Moringa Congress and Exhibits held in Lingayen, Pangasinan last November 15- 16, 2012. The Congress, which was sponsored by the Moringaling Philippines Foundation Incorporated (MPFI) in partnership with the provincial government of Pangasinan,brought together experts on moringa and about 700 participants from all over the country.
Malunggay is now declared as the national vegetable, thanks to recommendation of MPFI, and November is Malunggay Month as passed and approved by the Congress of the Republic of the Philippines.
LINGAYEN–“It is good that you see the potentials of malunggay in Pangasinan, most especially that the province has the most area planted with nutritious malunggay in the whole country.”
Thus said Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. as he welcomed some 400 participants from various community sectors all over the Philippines to the 4thMoringa Congress on November 15-16 held at the Sison Auditorium here.
Sponsored by Moringaling Philippines Foundation Incorporated (MPFI) in partnership with the provincial government of Pangasinan, the two-day activity was conducted to spread awareness on the impressive range of medicinal uses of the moringa or malunggay.
Espino led the ribbon-cutting ceremony done as prelude to the forum of discussions on the nutritive values and market potentials of moringa. Joining the governor were some Sangguniang Panlalawigan board members, Villar Foundation Executive Director Cynthia Villar, MPFI executive board members and the participants.