Drumstick tree

Drumstick Tree
(Moringa oleifera)

Drumstick Tree


Pick young tops, leaves, green or mature pods, and roots, which can all be eaten.


Keep refrigerated. Can be dried for long storage.


  • Wash well before use.
  • Can be cooked as a vegetable.
  • Dried pods can be eaten as a snack.
  • (Bailey, 1992; Papillo)

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Drumstick Tree

Drumstick or horse-radish is a small tree which grows low to the ground and can withstand long dry periods. The name comes from the shape of immature tender pods that are green in color and hang down like drumsticks (Bailey, 1992).

Traditional Names
  • Marshallese – moringa
  • Palauan – manungai
  • Yapese – kalumngay