Moringa Pandesal

My wife and I discovered a small bakery inserted between two small business stalls at a major street corner in our village one fine morning while brisk walking. We were curious what the small pandesal (Pinoy favorite fist-size bread) "topped with pepper" was all about. So we tried some and later discovered that the dark brown specks all over the bread were really moringa (malunggay) bits, not pepper.


The lady baker was happy to explain to us some details about the unique pandesal, that the brown specks were really ground moringa leaves mixed with flour, for instance. Now, try having that for breakfast with moringa tea or coffee which is flooding the health supplement market here in Deep Asia. No wonder moringa leaves are fast becoming rare.