31: Nourishing the World- Lisa Curtis (Kuli Kuli)

How much power do our greens have?
What if I told you there was one plant out there that can is a new super food, serves up the most nutrient dense dish you’ve had, tackles malnutrition, empowers communities around the globe and is available in your local Whole Foods store?
Oh, did I mention that it also turns bland dishes green with a scrumptious boost of vitamins?
You’re probably skeptical right now. I was too. That was until I connected with Lisa Curtis to dig into the power of morniga. It does all that I mentioned and more. This tree’s leaves far surpasses the nutritional power of any plant we’ve studied to date. It makes kale cower in comparison. You can actually live off of this plant it’s so nutrient-rich. Growing in hot climates, it is also helping to rejuvenate fields that traditionally went fallow.
It grows in hot climates that typically went fallow.
And when combined with the social enterprise Kuli Kuli, it is helping to empower communities in Ghana and Haiti by providing sustainable employment. That’s one powerful green.
Want more super foods? Check out Peaceful Fruits.
Listen in to Kuli Kuli founder Lisa Curtis as she dishes on all the scrumptious details of why you are going to love this plant, and her company, more than you love cake (or kale if that’s your jam).




  •  The only failure in life is the failure to try.

Memorable Moments

  • Hearing about Lisa’s incredible trips! A few weeks backcountry skiing in Sun Valley? Sign me up!

Recommended Reading

  • Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus.

How to Make a Positive Impact

  • Use your choices to help make the type of world you want to live in. Your purchases count as a vote. Use it wisely.

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Connect with Kuli Kuli

One food company dedicated to empowering rural communities in Haiti and Africa through social enterprise.