Teas and infusions: why choose moringa?

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October 08, 2019
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Teas & Herbal Infusions

Moringa oleifera is a tree native to South Asia and is today widespread in the intertropical region.

Moringa, the tree of life...


Moringa oleifera is a tree native to South Asia and is today widespread in the intertropical region. While it is unknown to the general public, moringa has been used for hundreds of years by southern populations based on its health virtues.

As a matter of fact, moringa is a shrub with small rounded leaves which contain an impressive amount of nutrients including 92 phytonutrients, 18 amino acids and 46 antioxidants… !


Moringa oleifera is a superfood, so-called the tree of life and is rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, plant proteins and fiber.

Its nutritional benefits make it a miracle tree, a treasure of nature; so exclusive that it can provide a large share of our daily essential needs. This has not been overlooked since NGOs have integrated moringa into programs to combat malnutrition and more specifically to respond to the nutritional needs of children.

In addition to all its nutritional benefits, Moringa is a fast-growing tree which has the advantage of growing easily in tropical regions requiring little irrigation. Moreover, while the most nutritive part of the plant is the leaves, the other parts of the plant can also be used (fruit, gum, leaves, seeds, bark and even the roots). All these qualities make Moringa an ecological and sustainable solution, while responding to increasingly strong market demands.


Why use moringa in infusions?


Besides all the attributed virtues, Moringa offers some very interesting assets in teas and infusions:

  • Firstly, its herbal flavour, like a bouillon, Moringa leaves different vegetable notes varying depending on the geographic supply origins. This thus offers numerous possibilities for nuances in developing your products.
  • While it is excellent on its own, you can associate it easily with other matters (pepper mint, lemon grass, lemon, violet, raspberry). You’re free to propose combinations to  excite different emotions …
  • The leaves are caffeine and theine-free which suits consumers in search of alternative beverages, in the absence of this molecule. 
  • It can be infused several times, like high quality tea. The infused leaf can also be used in soup or in a sauce after tasting the liqueur; another asset of Moringa,  making it an indispensable plant for your formulations.


How to get a supply of moringa for your tea and infusions?


If you want to incorporate moringa into your next creations, the supply origin is the first quality indicator. You will also need to take into account the different steps of the supply chain.

Natural Origins has made the choice to collaborate with ethical, transparent and sustainable supply chains to ensure the quality and availability of noble materials. To ensure optimum traceability, Natural Origins receives whole Moringa leaves and then transforms them directly based on your needs.

Natural Origins very regularly offers new references so check out our e-platform for new Moringa terroirs which will soon be available to bring you original flavours.

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