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Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera) Leaves?

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The Drumstick tree is packed full of calcium, protein, vitamins & minerals and is often used for malnutrition relief in humans and as feed for a variety of animals.  Have you ever tried adding some in gel food, or just feeding the leaves raw (or blanched/frozen) to goldfish?                

(An afterthought, not everyone can access the leaves fresh, but they are commonly sold dried and powdered.)

I recently saw some for sale at the local farmer's market, but since I'm not currently keeping goldfish, I can't try feeding any. 

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I’ve never heard of this plant in my life!  Definitely interested to see if anyone has done something with this for their fish.  What sort of growing requirements does it have? Do you have a link to a good information page about it?

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I have a Moringa tree.  I got it here.

I've had it in a pot since I bought it in February,  but I've finally decided on a place to put it in the ground.  It's supposed to grow to 12 feet tall in the first year, once in the ground.  You should keep harvesting the growing tips to keep growth under control.

I love the taste of these leaves-- a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy.  My fish have strong opinions about leafy veggies "if it isn't duckweed forget about it".  

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Huh!  I swear I’ve never heard of one of these, so interesting.  Now I’m wanting to taste one! Thanks for the link, Sharon :)

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17 hours ago, Arctic Mama said:

I’ve never heard of this plant in my life!  Definitely interested to see if anyone has done something with this for their fish.  What sort of growing requirements does it have? Do you have a link to a good information page about it?

The link shakaho posted pretty much covers it!  Next weekend I'm going to pick up some form the farmers market and give it a taste.  They sell branches covered in leaves.  If I like it, I'll see if they sell live plants too.  

6 hours ago, shakaho said:

My fish have strong opinions about leafy veggies "if it isn't duckweed forget about it".  

Do you make gel food?  :ehh

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