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It purifies water
Moringa has received some attention as a potential wellspring for developing countries with large segments of their population that fail to meet their nutritional needs, since it's drought-resistant and grows abundantly. Another trick it pulls off: water purification. Since access to clean water is an ongoing problem around the world, a plant that's easy to grow and doesn't require sophisticated equipment to render water potable could prove to be a valuable tool as the global population continues to grow.
Give me some moringa!
Since moringa hasn't exactly been the talk of the grocery store here in the US, you'll have to track it down if you want to get your hands on it. While you can grow it yourself, you probably don't want to, as the process, for most, is more trouble than it’s worth. If you do happen to find it in its raw form, you can eat any part of the plant, which has a flavor a bit like mild horseradish; you can also find moringa in powder form.
Whether you're using the actual leaf or a product of it, there are several ways you can incorporate moringa into this lifestyle of perfect health you're going to adopt immediately (right?!) Get started with some recipes, including curries, sauces, and chili.
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Julie Peirano is a freelance writer who thinks moringa just might be the next best thing since sliced bread. Follow her: @juliepeirano.