Moringa vs Maca

Moringa vs Spirulina
April 21, 2020

Moringa vs Maca

Just Add Moringa (JAM!) BLOG!

Ding! Ding! Ding! Let the battle Begin!

And now…introducing from the vibrant green corner, Moringa, “The Miracle Tree” is about 4000 years old. She hails originally from India and resides all over the world and making its way into mainstream diets. Introducing… the NIH’s 2008 Botanical of the year and newly discovered superfood Moringa Oleifera Lam! With a record of 1 win and no losses!

In the black, yellow & red corner, we have Maca!  She hails from the high altitudes of the Andes mountains of Peru and is about 3000 years old. Maca has traveled all over the world and into many of our very lives at the dining tables.  Introducing Superfood, Peruvian ginseng, Lepidium Meyenii aka Maca!

Maca may be famous and popular around the world but this new upstart, Moringa is well stocked, trained, and has no weaknesses as far as I can determine thus far from that first battle with Moringa vs Spirulina.

Ding! Ding! Ding! It’s time! 

Our Judges: you the consumer.

Our referee is Joe Scientists.

Now we must differentiate the two.  Only one can be the champion.

The human body needs healthy foods for normal growth, repair, and functions. There are plenty of choices for healthy food items on the nutritional supplement market. In today’s blog post, we are highlighting the rivalry between moringa vs maca, both of which have plenty of nutritional firepowers. Moringa and maca are 2 of the best nutritional plants for human consumption.

Interesting Facts about Moringa

Moringa is native to India but is a well-established crop in tropical and subtropical regions on the planet. The moringa plant has recently become popular among health enthusiasts around the world because many scientific studies and folklore have finally made it in the mainstream and on social media. These stories and studies tell a story of a nutritional powerhouse packed with many essential minerals and vitamins that have been very helpful in keeping the human body healthy, while at the same time, discoveries that it contains certain compounds vital in preventing and/or reducing certain health-related issues have been highlighted.

Vitamins and minerals play a vital role in maintaining the health of the body to a greater extent. These life-saving nutrients are found abundantly in the moringa plant. It is estimated that moringa green leaves, moringa powder, moringa tea, and moringa extracts have up to 24 vitamins and minerals, protein, fiber, 46 antioxidants, and 92 total nutrients and phytonutrients. The essential amino acids that are needed for a healthy lifestyle are present in the moringa leaf in good amounts. These vital nutrients from moringa are known to improve the overall health outcomes of individuals.

The Moringa GroupTM moringa powder, moringa tea, moringa capsules, moringa oil, and moringa energy bar contain the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. These essential ingredients have been known to enhance the happiness for individuals and help to maintain a strong and healthy body. In many parts of the world where malnutrition is widely prevalent, the moringa powder and leaves are given to people to reduce malnutrition. These medicinal benefits and healthy enriching properties of moringa leaves and powder asserts moringa as popular product supplements to have in your health cabinet.

Did you know that all parts of the moringa tree are highly beneficial in supporting human health?

All parts of the moringa tree are used to help our health and wellness.  The leaves are the most nutritious and can be used green or dried and milled into a powder.  The seeds can be eaten raw or dried and powdered and added to whatever recipes can think of. The bark should be eaten sparingly, and the roots should not be used as a supplement. Our organic moringa products are available powder in teas, oils, vegan, and gluten-free energy bars and capsules.

Moringa leaves, moringa powder, moringa capsules, moringa tea leaves, and moringa oil are considered safe for most people. In some people, there may be a loose stool that will go away in a day.  We advise that if this occurs to start out again with smaller amounts and increase the daily amount over a few days to a week.

Interesting Facts about Maca

Maca Powder vs moringa powder

Maca is also known as called the Peruvian ginseng. The Andres of central Peru at high altitudes (approx. 13,000 ft) is where the maca plant is primarily grown. Therefore, it is not your typical backyard garden plant compared to the moringa tree. Maca is a root while moringa’s power punch comes from the leaves, flowers, and seeds. The powder is considered equal to moringa by many people because of its touted nutritious value and medicinal benefits.

Maca side effects stem from compounds called goitrogens. These are substances that may affect the normal function of your thyroid gland. If you have thyroid problems, you may want to be careful because goitrogens are more likely to affect you if your thyroid gland is already impaired.

Moringa Taste vs Maca Taste Tests

When it comes to the taste test, maca root powder has been described as nutty and earthy. Moringa has also been described as earthy.  Truth be told, moringa taste is earthy with a slight horseradish taste which gives credence to its other name, “The Horseradish Tree”.  Add moringa to any recipe. At The Moringa GroupTM, we have an acronym, Just Add Moringa (JAM!) which reminds all to add moringa to food or drink. Go ahead and experiment.

The nutritional comparison of Maca and Moringa

Now we must differentiate the two.  Only one can be the champion.

Tale of the nutritional facts:

Moringa (100g) vs. Maca (100g)

Moringa vs Maca Nutritional chart

The truth be told, moringa and maca have their respective set of health benefits, but we are leaning towards moringa based on the overwhelming nutritional punches that it supplies for the body. Comparing the table above shows that the punches thrown by these 2 heavyweights, we conclude that though maca was able to throw some very powerful punches, moringa was able to block them and counterpunch repeatedly without answers from maca.

In conclusion, moringa and maca were a hard-fought affair for 9 rounds.  Moringa had a little left for the 10th round. Maca could not answer the bell.  Moringa wins! Moringa is 2 and O!

Additionally, if you have a testimonial from either of these supplements, then drop us an email and we may post your testimonial on our website as we believe it’s important to give value to our readers.

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