Recently, many of you know, Capt. Norm experienced some heart problems. When he returned home, Virgie, our bookkeeper brought him some Moringa Oleifera to try. Moringa Oleifera is being dubbed the “Miracle Tree” for all of its nutritional and medicinal properties.
Researchers at John Hopkins and UCLA Medical Centers as well as other places have been testing it and the findings are amazing. To make a long story short, the Captain was taken off a Blood Pressure medicine within a couple of weeks after leaving the hospital. He has energy, feels great and is looking forward to years of serving the poor in the K2K Missions.
The “Seeds of Hope” Project is very simple. Moringa Oleifera grows well in tropical and semi-arid climates making it possible to cultivate the trees in K2K Missions of Guatemala, Mexico, the Texas/Mexico Border, Uganda and Nigeria. The plan is to educate village leaders and especially the women on how to care for the trees, harvest the leaves and seeds and utilize this Miracle Tree to Grind out Malnutrition beginning in the Americas – Guatemala, Mexico and the Border Missions.
We need funds to purchase the seeds, cultivate, educate and harvest.
100 seeds averages at a cost of $50.00. We are going to need a lot of seeds. We will be taking some products of Moringa Oleifera with us to Guatemala to introduce the idea and begin the process. The products we use for ourselves can be obtained by visiting http://www.mariakaesberg.myzija.com The Captain and I use the Smart Mix which is a powder that we simply mix with cold water and drink every morning.
Moringa Nutritional Values
The Moringa oleifera tree is an outstanding source of nutrition, especially in areas where other food sources are scarce or seasonally unavailable. Trees can grow in a wide range of tropical and semi-arid climates, making it a viable solution for areas affected by food shortages and populations susceptible to malnutrition. The leaves, stems, and seed pods of the tree can be prepared in a variety of different ways in order to provide solid nutritional value. Also known as a drumstick, the green seed pods are typically prepared in much the same way as green beans and have a characteristically asparagus-like flavor. The seeds themselves can be roasted or boiled, while the roots are used to prepare a horseradish-like condiment or sauce. When pressed, the seeds produce edible oil that can be used for preparing food. Even the flowers and leaves can be consumed. The leaves are especially nutritious and are eaten raw or served as a boiled greens dish that resembles spinach. The dried powder can be stirred into soups or sauces as a thickening agent or used to brew a healthful drink. Moringa leaves, pods, and roots contain large amounts of protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and provide valuable nutrition for populations in remote areas that may suffer from food shortages and lack of protein sources in their local environment.
Moringa Oleifera has very high nutrition values, this positions the plant high in the table of the “Healthy Edible Plants & Vegetables” as an important source of Vitamins & Minerals essential for our health. In the present time many aid programs & NGO in Africa are training and assisting the local population growing Moringa as an answer to malnutrition, especially in children and breastfeeding mothers due to the effect of milk production and quality. In addition Moringa is being used to feed cattle and live stock to achieve better results in milk production and body mass.
Comparing Moringa Oleifera to other plants and food: 7 times more Vitamin C than Oranges, 4 times more Vitamin A than Carrots, 4 times more Calcium than Milk and Twice as much Protein. 3 times more Potassium than Bananas, 3 times more Vitamin E than Spinach and 3 times more Iron than Almonds.
Along with a healthy portion of amino acids and protein, the leaves, seed pods and roots of the Moringa tree deliver a wide range of necessary vitamins that can ensure health and provide balanced nutrition. While these vitamins are especially important in underdeveloped areas where malnutrition is a major risk, they can also serve as a source for organic vitamins and proteins in more developed countries. The tree is an environmentally responsible way to produce a number of vitamin products including Vitamins A, B complex, C and E; beta carotene is especially abundant in Moringa trees. The plant’s ability to grow in a wide range of climates and survive in low-moisture conditions makes it an ideal source of these vitamins in areas where other sources are difficult to cultivate and maintain. The vitamin content of the leaves is retained even after they have been dried, allowing the dried-leaf product to be transported and stored safely for months for later use.
Guatemala is the poorest of the Latin American countries and has the highest rate of Malnutrition! K2K has been providing food and vitamins for the hungry children in Guatemala for years but we have to do more. We believe this may be what we have been seeking for a long time.
You can send donations for seeds and supplies for planting, cultivating, harvesting and educating villagers to
K2K Mission – “Seeds of Hope” 20 Morgan’s Point Blvd. Morgan’s Point, Texas 76513. You can also use the PayPal Donate button on this website or call 254-421-4480 to use your credit card.
When asked, “when did we feed you when you were hungry?”
Jesus replied, “When ever you did it to the least of my people, you did it to me”
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