Come find out about the healthful benefits of the Moringa tree

By Gorka Meneses

Starting at 9:30am on Thursday, March 7, the San Miguel de Allende-based cooperative called Kúrate will be opening its doors and introduce to the community this exceptional plant that has been called the miracle tree for its highly valued health and nutritional qualities. Moringa Oleifera originated in the region of Tibet and for thousands of years man has used everything from the leaves, flowers and root as well as the bean-like fruit as a highly nutritious food source. The bean itself is used to make valuable oil and can also be dried and crushed to purify water. A small portion of Moringa leaves contains four times the amount of protein found in eggs, four times more vitamin A than in carrots, seven times the vitamin C of an orange, four times as much calcium as a glass of milk and three times more potassium than banana. Also an anti-inflammatory medicinal food, Moringa has a significantly higher amount of protein than soy.

Kúrate Cooperative
Thu, Mar 7, 9:30am
Free transportation from Mega 8:45am
Lunch 1pm for 50 pesos
More info 415-106-4088 (Español) 415-119-1810 (English)

During the open house you will meet the men and women of Kúrate who will be talking about the cultivation of organic Moringa. Tours will be given of the greenhouse and micro-tunnels, where you will learn how to prepare and grow your very own tree. For lunch, various delicious dishes, snacks and drinks will be available for tasting, all prepared using Moringa as a main ingredient.

Free transportation will be available leaving from Mega at 8:45 sharp and will take the ten-minute drive to the greenhouse. Lunch will be served at 1pm for the price of 50 pesos. If you need more information, please call Gorka Meneses 415-106-4088 (Spanish) or Luc Monzies 415-119-1810 (English).


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