farmeric July 2nd, 2009
You should never brew Malunggay Tea with hot water and then cool it to prepare cold or iced tea. Instead, please double the amount of the Malunggay Tea leaves used to brew it in cold water in a sealed container. This way you keep the aroma, the natural color and the medicinal health benefits of the Malunggay Tea. The reason this way is better, is that you avoid oxidation that can occur if the tea is left open to the air in an attempt to cool it after hot brewing.
The brewing time is actually very short. For example, 10-15 cups of tea can be brewed in a jar in the ice box in just 30-45 minutes. Please note that you can refill the jar with water to brew more tea when the level reaches one third full.
You may repeat the same procedure up to 3 times using the same Malunggay Tea leaves.
Malunggay iced tea is better than drinking water for walkers, runners, cycling, mountain climbing or any athletic sport in general that demands replenishment of body fluids.
7 Guidelines for Good Tea Making
- Always start with spring water or distilled water (ideally spring), and make sure it is fresh and cool.
- Bring the water to a full, rolling boil in a stainless steel kettle, and then remove the kettle from heat immediately, as water that is allowed to boil too long loses the oxygen gas dissolved in it and can cause your tea to taste flat. Continue Reading »
farmeric February 27th, 2009
Dr. Vivencio Mamaril’s Malunggay Cup Cake Recipe
31/2 cupcake flour
1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tbsp. salt
1/2 bar butter
1 can condensed milk
3 tbsps. blended malunggay leaves
grated cheese (optional)
- Sift flour and baking powder and add salt together. Set aside.
- Cream melted butter and sugar. After the butter and sugar are mixed together , add the eggs. Continue Reading »
farmeric March 11th, 2008
A 4-man team of graduating MBA students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visited the Philippines to study the wide-scale production of Malunggay (Moringa). They presented their study in a forum organized by the Department of Agriculture on the 17th of January 2008. In their presentation, they recommended that it is now the right time for the Philippines to position the country as the main source of malunggay in international trade,or some other country will do it.
I’ve received some emails from the readers of this website asking me on how to plant a malunggay. Although we have 2 malunggays in our backyard, which we planted as we what we are accustomed and that is through stem cutting, I really don’t have any idea on how to plant malunggay for a mass scale production. Since I have started an article about malunggay , I guess I owe something to the readers and so I did my own research. Continue Reading »