Tinola is Pinoy's all time favorite especially during rainy season. There are two ways of cooking our favorite tinola : with chili leaves or with malunggay (moringa) leaves.I prefer the second one, because we all know that malunggay is full of nutrients, thrice the amount we can get from any other leafy vegetables. I didn't knew it that malunggay can be a tinola recipe unltil we attended a year-end gathering in my in-laws place in Cabanatuan where they cooked tinola with malunggay. "Thanks to my in-laws for this wonderful discovery!". Now let us go to the procedure:
1kg chicken (wings,thigh,leg preferably)
2 pcs. sayote (chayote)
1 small sized ginger (sliced)
1 big onion (sliced)
3 pcs. garlic (minced)
4 g. fine black pepper
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. iodized salt
malunggay leaves (no required amount. Remember that the more malunggay, the more nutrients we can get.)
- Heat oil on a deep pan.
- Add ginger angdgarlic, cook until brown color appears.
- Add onion.
- Add the chicken then half-cooked it.
- Add sayote, add seasoning then boil for 5 mins.
- Add malunggay leaves then cook until the chicken and malunggay gets tender.
- Adjust seasoning if needed.
note: You can use papaya to alter sayote.
Malunggay leaves helps strengthens the immune system.
Malunggay can help restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.
Malunggay tea can help strengthen the eye muscles.
Malunggay tea can help heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.
Malunggay tea can prevent intestinal worms.
Malunggay can help increase semen count.
Malunggay help normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.
Malunggay has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.
Malunggay helps relax and promotes good night sleep.
Malunggay tea is used to treat fever and asthma.
Malunggay help heals ulcers.
Malunggay is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies. The young malunggay leaves are also boiled and taken as tea.
Malunggay contains three times the potassium in bananas.
Malunggay contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.
An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.
Malunggay leaves contain two times the protein in milk.
Malunggay seed is used to clean dirty or polluted water.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_health_benefits_of_malunggay#ixzz1e4WBAdY0