Moroheiya - the Kings' Vegetable
Heavenly Noodles That Boost Your Performance
“Noodelist noodle texture is great - these won’t get soggy as many other noodles. I love the flavor and it has great nutritional value too. Moroheiya contains five times more calcium than spinach!” - Noodelist customer
It’s no secret that Moroheiya was chosen as the plant source for the noodles at Noodelist.
“It made no sense to reinvent the wheel since the market already had a variety of noodles made from healthy options, such as buckwheat, chickpea or edamame beans. The problem, though, with all of these options was texture: When you prepare them like traditional instant noodles, just adding boiling water, they become soggy or stay al dente.” Thuong, Noodelist founder says.
She went for a year-long food discovery trip and found her perfect noodles in Los Angeles, of all places. The noodles are created by a Japanese company that manufactures them in Thailand, and uses moroheiya as the basis of their noodles.
Moroheiya could be called the king of vegetables (also called Molokhia or Mulukhiyah in Africa and Middle East), a superfood with historic roots in cooking. It is packed with healthy nutrients you want in your pantry as well as your belly. For a vegetable it is loaded with a praiseworthy amount of healthy minerals and vitamins, as well as protein and a flavonoid called quercetin. Let's dig deeper.
- More beta carotene than carrots
- More vitamin B (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B6 (Pyridoxine) and B9 (Folate) and vitamin E than spinach, broccoli or carrots
- More fiber than the three vegetables mentioned above
- And my personal favorite: Five times more calcium than spinach! Hello strong bones!
In case you’re not so familiar with quercetin, it has really promising health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In some studies it has been found to improve exercise performance, and lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Maybe Moroheiya will be the newest legal performance booster akin to coffee?
Traditionally in Africa and the Middle East, moroheiya is prepared by chopping and cooking the leaves into a stew or soup with meat. It is usually served with rice or flatbread. Later, a Japanese food scientist came up with the idea of using moroheiya for noodles. Noodelist founder, who we all know, is not a big fan of rice, is happy about that ;).
Noodelist moroheiya noodles are plant-based superfood, deliciously flavoured. So easy to prepare. For those looking for a little tweak, the Noodelist website is loaded with mouth-watering recipes. Cater to your wellness today. Enjoy a hot bowl. You will experience delight and empowerment.
Certified personal trainer, massage therapist and sports nutrition coach.
A masters cycling world champion in time trial (2016).