The tropical climate of Aruba – One Happy Island- averages 28 ° C all year. Here, the sun is always bright, and rain is something you don’t see too often. Among other reasons, Aruba’s climate is one of the reasons why this island has the highest tourist return rate of the Caribbean (source: https://www.aruba.com/en/nuestra-isla/datos-of-the-island/climate).

Undoubtedly, this climate influences the vegetation of the island. Despite having a drier soil, Aruba has around 500 varieties of plants and trees for its residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Happy Island of the Caribbean is known for its emblematic Fofoti trees, which grow right on the beach. You can recognize them by their particular shape, and a special inclination caused by the force of the wind that blows throughout the year.

However, there is another type of tree you can find around Aruba. This tree is internationally known as the “miracle tree” because of its vast list of properties. We are talking about the moringa tree.   

What is moringa about?

The moringa oleifera tree, also known as the “miracle tree”, is native to India. However, we can also find it in different regions of Asia, Africa, and South America.

The “miracle” of this tree comes from its vast nutrients, such as Vitamin A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. It is very low in fat and has zero harmful cholesterol (source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319916.php )

This tree amazes all those who follow a healthy lifestyle,  and even here in Aruba, Debbie Kunder was so amazed by the benefits of this miracle tree she couldn’t avoid unveiling its secrets and sharing them with the world:

” The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, containing 9 essential amino acids, 27 vitamins, 46 antioxidants, and many minerals.  Gram for gram, it has two times the protein found in yogurt, four times the vitamin A of carrots, three times the potassium of bananas, four times the calcium found in milk, and seven times the vitamin C of oranges.”

Source https://wheninaruba.com/blog/fruits-of-aruba/

The Incredible Benefits of the “miracle tree”

Throughout history, the leaves and seeds of this tree have been used to treat more than 300 ailments. Moringa is rich in antioxidants, contributes lowering blood sugar levels, has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the risk of edema, and helps lowering cholesterol levels.

We bet you are wondering “How come I have not heard of this before?” Keep reading and we can assure you will want to run and find some moringa.

Hair stylists and experts use the oil extracted from the seeds of the moringa tree to protect hair. Since it also contains protein, the oil also contributes to skin maintenance and protection.

Finally, this tree also improves your mental health. Its properties help you fight depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

While some of the properties of the “miracle tree” need further study, people like Meenakshi Nagdeve, Editor of the Organic Facts blog, have been given the task of collecting different scientific studies that prove the benefits of moringa in our organism. You can check these articles and soon you will be convinced to include this superfood as a supplement in your healthy lifestyle
(source: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/moringa.html#comments-container ).

So now you know! If you live or visit Aruba, do not forget to take a picture next to its iconic Fofoti, but also, do not forget to find and take advantage of the “miracle tree” properties – a tree that can be found on the Happy Island of the Caribbean.