These pretty leaves are the leaves of the moringa tree, which is often referred to as the miracle tree. Almost all parts of the moringa can be used and very nutritious. The beans, seeds, roots, flowers and leaves can be eaten and the juice and oil used for medicines and dyes. The tree is therefore increasingly used to fight hunger in developing countries.
The moringa tree is drought resistant, thrives on sandy soil and is a fast grower. This, in combination with the high nutritional value, causes that the tree is grown on an increasingly large scale worldwide.
How to store
Store moringa leaves in the refrigerator.
How to eat
Moringa leaves are often used in smoothies due to its high nutritional values. You can also make pesto, tea or soup with it, or stir-fry with some garlic, just like you would with spinach.