Moringa or (Malunggay) is one of the richest sources of nutrients that is essential to the body. Some called Moringa as “Healing Tree” because in ancient times – even up to now, you can use the leaves to cure wounds by patting squeezed leaves to it. Moringa is a good source of Vitamin A, Calcium, Potassium, Protein and Vitamin C.
There are different variations on how to cook moringa soup. Some prefer to add corn and some add green papaya or chayote (sayote). This recipe that I am sharing, is the simplest way on how to make moringa soup added with chicken and spices to make the taste better.
Moringa Soup Ingredients:
- 2 cups moringa leaves
- 500 grams chicken
- 30 grams ginger (sliced)
- 1 large onion (sliced)
- 1 litre water
- 1 Tbsp. salt (OR according to your taste preference)
- 1 tsp. ground pepper (OR according to your taste preference)
1. Add water to the kettle. Add the chicken, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Bring to boil. Simmer for 30 minutes.
2. Add the moringa leaves and cook for 1 minute. Do not overcook the leaves to preserve the nutrients.
For more details, please see the Simple Malunggay (Moringa Soup) cooking video below:
Malunggay has medicinal values.
I grow up where malunggay leaves serve as our poultice whenever we have wounds. After washing the wounds, I normally crash leaves and place it to the wounds. Cover with fabric to support.
Malunggay also helps in facilitating regular bowel movement. The leaves is also tag as the miracle plant because of so many nutritional benefits.