For this dish of mix vegetables soup I used only organic ones, all cultivated at home :) Plucked two long greens from the Chinese long greens plant about which I posted the other day. Some leaves were taken from the green amaranth and from the Moringa / muringa too. Moringa grows into a big tree but I have grown two in pots; pruned it to a manageable height. They both are supplying decent quantity of leaves.
Plucked leaves of Green amaranth when I noticed it is going to flower. Thereafter it started producing lot of leaves. The leaves were chopped into small pieces after thorough washing. Then the beans were cut about an inch long. Removed the leaves of moringa from the stem but kept the tender stems. Added a little vegetable masala powder, water and salt. No oil added. Simmered in low flame about five minutes to cook the tender vegetables in their own juices until ready. Garnished with a small piece of tomato ( Organic, but bought from store ).
That is my dish of tender mix vegetables soup without any fat added...yummy !
The vegetables being home grown organically were tender, tasty and juicy. No doubt, these taste different from the ones bought from shop. I tried eating raw the tender ladies finger that I have grown organically; believe me, they were awesome !
Moringa leaves are very nutritious. Wiki says...100 grams of moringa leaves contain about 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 μg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.
The whole tree is said to be having medicinal properties. There are so many products available in health stores containing various parts of this beautiful tree claimed to be effective in a variety of ailments, all over the world. Leaves, seeds, bark, roots all are said to be having medicinal value. Moringa is said to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant, anti-rheumatic, antibiotic, cholesterol, anti-hypertensive, anti-cancerous, anti-ulcer, anti-pyretic, anti-asthmatic and anti-microbial activities. The seeds are said to possess aphrodisiac properties. This is a miracle plant.
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