We've had the frozen leaves (our own) in smoothies, but we don't get the benefit of a taste test that way, since the green flavor is masked by the sweet ingredients.
SO...tonight I'm trying our first ever Moringa dish for supper, a Filipino style soup, and I'll saute some in a little oil and garlic, too, to get a feel for our preference one way of the other as far as the taste.
More on that...there are storms moving through intermittently and it keeps giving us power surges...don't want to deep six my computer, so shall be back...after the taste test, woo!
Update...quickly (Jack gets to be at home tonight, so I'm opting to be with him rather than the computer) :)
The cooked moringa...is...DELICIOUS !!!
It tastes like no other green I've eaten, and is at THE top of my taste preferences of any greens. I know that might sound like heresy especially from a girl raised in the South, but this is in another whole category...better than turnip greens, collards, kale, cabbage...even by a slight margin chard. My husband, who is the original meat-and-starch man...LOVED it...and will require no persuasion to eat them regularly.
I am SO HAPPY we tried these cooked!!! We felt so full after a single bowl of soup with the greens the prevalent featured ingredient that we couldn't eat anything else.
In future posts, I'll go into detail about the benefits of Moringa, which are legion, and the ease with which it can be grown even if you don't have a garden or TIME to garden...in any growing zone at all except maybe the Arctic...in the South it's a perennial and further north it's an annual.
You have no idea how excited we are about this...the leaves we just ate have the same amino acids found in MEAT protein and the highest nutrient counts in every other category of about any food we've ever seen.
OK, I'm shutting up, but only long enough to spend time with Jack.
I'll be back, and will be posting more about this!
Here's a teaser video from YouTube...