Move over kale, these are 2017's biggest superfoods

Move over kale, these are 2017's biggest superfoods

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Text: Lucie Clark

Kale, activated charcoal, goji berries, we’ve had our fill, this year the superfood news is all about moringa oil and jackfruit

Can't look at another piece of kale or chug anymore activated charcoal? We hear you. And so do the health gurus behind the newest, shiniest superfood trends. Who are all abuzz about two new kids on the superfood block to add directly to your diet: jackfruit and moringa oil or moringa tea - either option is wellness gold.

Jackfruit is known as the jack of all fruits because it's crazy versatile. In raw form it's got a hard shell over soft fresh tropical fruit that tastes like a mash up of pineapple, mango and banana but the options don't stop there. When cooked it has a 'meaty' texture and in an unusual turn is apparently amazing as a 'vegan pulled pork' sandwich (sans the pork).  It's also great in curry and stir-fries and heads towards potato taste territory when boiled. As for the benefits, it's a complete all star - high in potassium, fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, iron, antioxidants and even protein. If you can't find it in raw form, hit your local Asian supermarket for a can of young jackfruit and add directly to your daily meal plan.

Jackfruit pulled pork sandwich. Image

But, if a fruit that turns into vegan pulled pork is not your jam, there's always moringa oil and tea. The moringa tree is said to be one of the most nutrient rich on the planet, ergo its oil and tea are a power-packed health add. This under-the-radar superfood is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Specifically, according to, it contains, "nine times the protein of yoghurt, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 17 times the calcium of milk, 12 times the vitamin C of oranges, 25 times the iron of spinach." It also contains vitamin E which is the vitamin responsible for glowing skin and lustrous locks. Options for getting this super into your line up include drinking it straight up shot glass style, substituting it for your usual oil in cooking, steeping tea leaves or adding a few drops to your hair or skin as part of your skin/hair regime. 

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