Grown on trees in regions of Africa, South America, and India, the super green is typically ground up and used in powder form, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular ingredient in bottled juices and bars. “Interest has been growing around greens in general, such as with smoothies or kale, and I think moringa is becoming a trending ingredient because people are looking for ways to get the most nutrient-dense [green] they can,” says Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli, America’s leading moringa supplier.
She has a point: Kale has been the green of choice among healthy eaters for years, but according to Kuli Kuli, moringa actually has twice the amount of protein, four times the calcium, six times the iron, and a whopping 48 times the amount of vitamin B2. So, what’s the best way to work it into your diet, where can you find it, and who benefits from moringa the most? Keep reading for all the facts.