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Also Known As : Shahajan or Moonga
Technical Name : Moringa oleifera


Taste Profile

It tastes more like asparagus (bitter and sour).

Usage Tips

  1. Drumsticks should be stored in the crisper drawer of the fridge.
  2. It will keep for 3 or 4 days but it is best to consume quickly.
  3. They can be prepared much like green beans or asparagus and added to curries, and sambhar.

Common names and forms

  1. Drumstick Paste


Drumsticks are basically long, bean-like vegetables. The pods of the Drumstick tree are long, smooth-skinned, dark green in color, and three-sided. The pods are soft when mature. Within the drumstick pods is a fleshy pulp and pea-sized seeds encased in wing-shaped hulls. They are tapered at each end. Drumstick is a staple vegetable in Southern India and it is also widely consumed in other states. It is native to India & other parts of Asia & Africa.

Health benefits

  • Drumsticks help build healthy and strong bones and are also believed to purify the blood.(1)
  • It contains anti-bacterial qualities that prevent infections of the throat, chest, as well as skin.(1)
  • It helps in treating digestive disorders .-It also helps to improve vision.(1)

Selection Guide

Always look for drumsticks with a smooth skin that is greenish in color. Avoid the ones that seem too rigid and hard.  

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