Superfoods are, in a sense, exactly what they sound like: a category of foods that are super-healthy. But not every healthy food is a superfood.
Superfoods are those that offer exceptional health benefits, beyond what you’d expect based on just their nutritional profile.
Although there are different superfoods around the globe, Sri Lanka is known for its Moringa Trees and Jackfruit.
Moringa Leaf Powder
The Moringa tree is often referred to as a miracle tree as the leaves are packed with so many nutrients, antioxidants and they are rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals. Moringa has a green, earthy taste – similar to spinach or green tea. It is delicious when mixed into food or protein shakes for a nutrient boost.
The leaves of the Moringa Tree are edible and are used in cooking from ancient times but have become popular in the last few years as a super food.
Jackfruit (Plant-based meat)
With the backlash on animal-based meat due to its higher carbon footprint and freshwater usage, the world is slowly but steadily transiting to a more healthier option, plant-based meat! With its unique features, Jackfruit has become the favored fruit to enable this transition.
The exquisite fibrous texture of unripened Jackfruit makes it the perfect alternative for meat. You can now savor this premium quality fruit throughout the year, as it comes in a brine of purified salt water. It is rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins and free from saturated fats or cholesterol.
Jackfruit works well in savory dishes, from masquerading as shredded meat in vegetarian cooking – used for its uncanny similarity in texture to pulled meat and its ability to take on flavors – to adorning porridge and chia puddings, added to baked goods, and more.