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Next big superfood, moringa, sold by Adelaide company Moringaga

July 11, 2017 11:02am

MOVE over kale, quinoa and goji berries, the next big superfood is here.

Moringa, a powder created from the crushed leaves of a tangle-branched tree found in India, packs such a mighty nutritional punch it has been hailed as a supergreen by health-food enthusiasts.

Now, Adelaidean Mary Chin is offering the green powder via her new SA company Moringaga and it is all thanks to a chance discovery.

"I was back in Malaysia late last year to see my mum, who has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for about three years now, and she taught me about moringa, which she has been taking," Ms Chin said. "She said that it works really well for her as an anti-inflammatory."

Ms Chin researched moringa and was impressed.

Next big superfood, moringa, sold by Adelaide company Moringaga.

Gram for gram it has more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more potassium than banana.

Unable to find a local source of moringa, Ms Chin contacted organic growers in Coimbatore, southern India, and sourced leaves which she then had turned into powder.

With a peppery horseradish-meets-spinach flavour, moringa can be used to create a tea-like drink, smoothies or as an ingredient in superfood bowls.

"It is just a matter of time before it takes off here," Ms Chin said.