Organic Moringa Oleifera's Nutritional Strength


Iron

25 Times the Iron of Spinach.
Iron is necessary for many body functions including the formation of haemoglobin and brain development function.

Potassium

15 Times the Potassium of Bananas
Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the brain and nerves.

Calcium

17 Times the Calcium of Milk
Calcium builds strong bones and teeth, and helps in preventing osteoporosis.

Vitamin A

10 Times the vitamin A of Carrots.
Acts as a shield against a variety of diseases, eg. eye, skin, heart disease, and diarrhoea

Vitamin C

1/2 Times the vitamin C of Oranges.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and fights infectious disease such as colds and flu.

Protein

9 Times the Protein of Yoghurt.
Protein is necessary for maintaining of healthy muscles, skin, hair nails and brain cells.

As seen in the chart above, not only does Moringa contain vitamin A, vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Protein, it contains it in high amounts that are easily digested and assimilated by the human body. The chart above highlights some of the commonly known nutrients needed by the human body. Moringa also contains, not one, not two, not three, but over 40 antioxidants. Moringa is said to contain 539 known compounds which according to traditional African and Indian medicine (Ayurvedic) is said to prevent of 300 diseases and maladies.

"Every part of the Moringa tree is said to have benecial properties that can serve humanity. People in societies around the world have made use of these properties."

(www.treesforlife.org)

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Vitamin & Mineral Content of Moringa


Following are two more charts which give a little more detailed view of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids (proteins), contained in Moringa's fresh leaves and dried leaf powder. Amino Acid Content of leaves and dried leaf powder.

All values are per 100 grams of edible portion.
 
Fresh Leaves
Dried Leaves
Carotene (Vit. A)*
6.78 mg
18.9 mg
Thiamin (B1)
0.06 mg
2.64 mg
Riboavin (B2)
0.05 mg
20.5 mg
Niacin (B3)
0.8 mg
8.2 mg
Vitamin C
220 mg
17.3 mg
Calcium
440 mg
2,003 mg
Calories
92 cal
205 cal
Carbohydrates
12.5 g
38.2 g
Copper
0.07 mg
0.57 mg
Fat
1.70 g
2.3 g
Fiber
0.90 g
19.2 g
Iron
0.85 mg
28.2 mg
Magnesium
42 mg
368 mg
Phosphorus
70 mg
204 mg
Potassium
259 mg
1,324 mg
Protein
6.70 g
27.1g
Zinc
0.16 mg
3.29 mg
*Figures shown for vitamin A are carotene content for fresh leaves and beta-carotene content for dried leaves. 1, 5

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Amino Acid Content of Moringa

 

.All values are per 100 grams of edible portion.
 
Fresh Leaves
Dried Leaves
Arginine
6.78 mg
18.9 mg
Histidine
0.06 mg
2.64 mg
Isoleucine
0.05 mg
20.5 mg
Leucine
0.8 mg
8.2 mg
Lysine
220 mg
17.3 mg
Methionine
440 mg
2,003 mg
Phenylalinine
92 cal
205 cal
Threonine
12.5 g
38.2 g
Tryptophan
0.07 mg
0.57 mg
Valine
1.70 g
2.3 g
**While Gopalan, et al. expressed amino acid content per g N (nitrogen), these gures have been converted to mg per 100g leaves for clarity.
 
"Although few people have ever heard of it today, Moringa could soon become one of the world's most valuable plants, at least in humanitarian terms."

(Noel Vietmeyer, US National Academy of Sciences,Washington D.C. )