Oakland, CA — (May 12, 2015) Rich in antioxidants to eliminate free radicals and improve focus, Moringa is emerging as America’s new favorite superfood. Oakland-based food company Kuli Kuli is pleased to launch an Organic Moringa Tea, as pure and restorative as the traditional tisanes that ancient cultures worldwide have been drinking for thousands of years. Earthy and full-bodied in flavor, moringa tea is a naturally caffeine-free green tea, so you can rehydrate and relax – all in one cup.
Celebrities like Dr. Oz, Lily Cole, Tori Spelling, and Kourtney Kardashian have touted moringa leaf tea as a reenergizing and metabolism boosting drink. Now available from Kuli Kuli, this 100% organic moringa tea has more antioxidants than matcha or acai, which research suggests can control blood glucose levels and prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
After launching in 2013, Kuli Kuli quickly made headlines as the first company to retail ready-to-eat moringa products and the first to build a compelling brand around moringa. Kuli Kuli’s gluten-free, vegan Moringa Superfood Bars and Organic Moringa Powder have been enthusiastically received by consumers, taking Kuli Kuli from zero to 300 stores in just over a year.
Founded by a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Kuli Kuli sources their moringa from women’s cooperatives in West Africa where they work to improve nutrition and livelihoods. To date, Kuli Kuli has planted over 60,000 moringa trees and has provided a sustainable livelihood for 500 women farmers.
Kuli Kuli launched with a crowdfunding campaign in 2013, raising over $50,000 and becoming the most popular food campaign ever funded through Indiegogo. The startup has since gone on to raise $500,000 from notable investors including well-known tech investor Brad Feld and food entrepreneur Mary Waldner of Mary’s Gone Crackers.
ABOUT KULI KULI
Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a unique superfood, to the U.S. market in the form of a food product. Kuli Kuli’s moringa products include a gluten-free, vegan nutrition bar full of simple, wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa, as well as Organic Moringa Powder and Organic Moringa Tea. Kuli Kuli supports women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities. By incentivizing women to use moringa and paying fair trade wages, Kuli Kuli is improving livelihoods and health.
ABOUT MORINGA OLEIFERA
The tiny leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree may be the world’s most nutritious green with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A and B Vitamins. Once eaten by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, moringa leaves have been used in traditional medicine passed down for centuries in many cultures. More recently, the modern scientific community has begun to validate many of these claims with over 1500 studies, articles and publications on moringa. Kuli Kuli is the first company to retail ready-to-eat moringa products.