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Heart-shaped Moringa Leaf catches my attention

Having the Moringa leaves in our chicken or fish soup is not new to me. But seeing a heart-shaped moringa leaf from a bunch of stems that I was stuffing, it really caught my attention.

Moringa Leaf

From the image above, the heart-shaped leaf is just so perfectly heart-shaped for me. This, for me, is just a reminder that this Moringa not just provides a lot of benefits for me as I am still breastfeeding but for my heart as well. And maybe this reminds me that it is February already. Smiley

But whatever it would be, this heart-shaped moringa, or even those with regular leaf shape, has a lot of good stuff to provide to us. It is used as a supplement in treating the so-called “tired blood” or anemia. It is also used to treat arthritis and other joint pain, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes and a lot more illnesses and even parasitic infections. As mentioned above, this Moringa  also helps me produce or increase my breast milk production.

Moreover, locally, this Moringa is known as Malunggay, Kamunggay, Kalamunggay. Even the seeds and the flowers of this Moringa plant can be added in any soups and can be consumed. You may also check my previous posts regarding Malunggay menus: Vegetarian Mixed Malunggay Canton, Malunggay Veggie Pancit Bato, Seafood Mixed in Malunggay Canton.

Malunggay Veggie Pancit Bato

A healthy pancit — noodles, was  served to me, prepared by my sister the other night while I was checking for web hosting sites that offer great services.

I did not know, honestly, how my sister prepared this pancit or even the Malunggay vegetable recipe itself. I just made myself full after she served it in front of me. LOL!

Above is the packaging of the Malunggay Veggie Pancit Bato. This is a locally-made noodle from Bato, Bicol Region. The Veggie Pancit Bato is available in three different vegetable flavors — Malunggay, Carrots and Squash.

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Vegetables help lower risks of Heart Disease and Diabetes in Teens

High fiber-rich foods such fruits and vegetables – green leafy vegetables like Malunggay, Alugbati and Saluyot, are known to help lower the risks of getting any heart diseases and diabetes for teenagers today when they become adult or when they reach older ages according to a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Vegetables help lower risks of Heart Disease and Diabetes in Teens Vegetables

Fats that could cause heart problems and metabolic disorder like diabetes are saturated fats.

Saturated fats are fats that accumulate in the blood and increases the total bad cholesterol. Once it has reached its potential size, it clogs the blood vessel causing increase blood pressure and other vascular diseases which in the long run would even affect the heart and other vital organs in the body. These fats can be found in meaty  food products and other vegetable processed foods like coconut and palm oils.

On the contrary, unsaturated fats are the ones that are found from fruits and vegetables.


I’ve been sharing foods here that are mixed with malunggay and of any malunggay preparation like the Vegetarian Mixed Malunggay Canton and the Seafood Mixed in Malunggay Canton but I missed sharing about what are the wonders I have known about malunggay.

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I’ll give you some info about this wondrous leafy vegetable.

The word ‘Malunggay‘ is actually the name so-called only in the Philippines to this tropical, with drooping branches and leaves, and a fast-growing vegetable tree. The tree is also named ‘Moringa’ in English, Moringa oleifera, its scientific name and ‘Sajina’ in India.

Now a days, Malunggay has been keenly studied and a subject to many researches due to its potentials in the health and medical field. In fact, one research published by the Bureau of Plant Industry reporting that malunggay leaves has calcium contents which is approximately equivalent to 4 glasses of milk. It also contains potassium remarkably comparable to the contents present in banana. Vitamin C can also be contained in malunggay, as well as iron, vitamin A and protein.

These are just some of the wonders of this vegetable tree, malunggay.

Stay informed about the goodies of our vegetables only here in Oh Gosh Gulay!