Environment & Community Hope Organization STORE or ECHO Store. A wonderful place to shop because it’s selling environment-friendly, healthy, Filipino-made products, mostly in partnership with bottom-of-the-pyramid communities and/or social enterprises.
Earlier today I bought this basket of healthy goodies from its Podium branch: malunggay shing-a-ling, malunggay tea, malunggay powder, malunggay pesto, and kalamay-hati (coco jam).
Why Buy Malunggay?
Buy any Malunggay product at ECHOstore and join the fight against poverty! At ECHOstore,malunggay products (capsules, powdered food supplement, soaps and body care products) in its various forms is fast becoming a favorite item being quickly taken off the shelves. Moringa is the scientific name for the humble malunggay. Interestingly enough, a study was made that the regions of the world where malunggay is plentiful are also the poorest countries with high rates of malnutrition. So part of the answer to malnutrition is actually right under our feet! Of the 13 malunggay species, moringa oleifera is the most nutritious one. Studies compare its nutritional value gram per gram: malunggay has 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 3 x the potassium of bananas just to name a few. This is especially good as a lactating agent for breastfeeding mothers. Now, the powder is being mixed in baby’s first food like cereal and lugaw. (source: ECHO store website)
I have been privileged to have encounters with Ms. Jeannie E. Javelosa in different circumstances: in Yuchengco Museum, in Yoga Manaila, and here in ECHO store (virtually though). Very nice lady, very gentle spirit. She’s one of the ladies behind the ECHO Store.