Malunggay Miracle Tree is Free from my Father’s Garden
Malunggay The Miracle Tree is Free from my Father’s Garden
Known as a miracle tree because of its abundant health benefits. This tree only grows in a tropical country and many are thankful that the Philippines has it. None other than the Moringa Oleifera or Malunggay.
One of the distinct benefits of Malunggay is it promotes milk production in nursing mothers.
More than that it helps also strengthen the bones especially for growing children and older people due to high calcium content.
When I was still working abroad Malunggay is one of my favorites add on in my recipe. However, the price of Malunggay in UAE is expensive if compare to other vegetables. It ranges from AED 5.00 – 7.00 per bunch, but it is not always available in all grocery stores.
Mostly you can buy this only from Carrefour or a bigger store. You will need to make an effort to find this if you want to add it along with your meal.
But here in the Philippines, some don’t even give so much appreciation on it because it is available almost everywhere
Like me, I was not aware that my father has a Malunngay tree in his small garden.
My mom had cooked a special dish along with Malunggay the other day. I even asked how much she the Malunggay price from the wet market.
She laughs and said “I just took it from the garden. I was surprised and asking her since when she has that tree. To cut the long funny conversation, it has been there for many years.
But due to I’m not paying attention when I’m on vacation I haven’t noticed it. I am thankful to have it here for free, I am planning to cook my favorite seafood with coconut milk soon, I will definitely add a lot of this miracle vegetable to it.
Many are not noticing but our country is rich with a lot of natural resources that we can be proud of, and Malunggay is one of them.
If you want to have a healthy simple soup, try the pumpkin soup with Malunggay.