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Why Should You Eat Moringa?-9 Fast Facts and Nutrition of Moringa Leaves

 

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 What Makes Moringa Unique?-Fast Facts

   1. Moringa raw leaves are super nutritious. Moringa contains 92 nutrients and 46 anti-oxidants. 

  1. Mother’s Best Friend (1) for its ability to increase milk production in nursing mother, is a highly nutritious and medicinal plant. Moringa leaves contains 
  • 7 x the Vitamin C of Oranges, 
  • 4 x the Calcium of Milk, 
  • 4 x the Vitamin A of Carrots, 
  • 3 x the Potassium of banana
  • ther, is a highly nutritious and medicinal plant. Moringa leaves contains 
  • 7 x the Vitamin C of Oranges, 
  • 4 x the Calcium of Milk, 
  • 4 x the Vitamin A of Carrots, 
  • 3 x the Potassium of banana . 
  1. The leaves contain quality protein that can compete with the protein of soybeans. 
  2. Moringa leaves are reservoir of several antioxidants vitamin-c, beta-carotene, polyphenols. They help attenuate inflammation and scavenges harmful radicals capable of creating chronic syndromes. 
  3. It is the store house of important essential and non-essential acids. They are responsible for boosting your overall health.

    6. The micronutrients are address major percent of daily requirements of human body.

  1. Leaves are high in Vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium.
  2. Moringa contains phytochemicals that can fight chronic inflammation.
  3. It has potential to treat both malnutrition and obesity simultaneously.

While several parts of moringa tree offers benefits, raw leaves are better nutrition-wise.

Nutrition

Moringa oleifera leaf, raw

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

protein  9.40 g

Vitamins

Quantity              %DV†

Vitamin A             47% 378 μg 

Thiamine (B1).    22% 0.257 mg

Riboflavin (B2).   55% 0.660 mg

Niacin (B3).         15% 2.220 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5). 3% 0.125 mg

Vitamin B6.         92% 1.200 mg

Folate (B9).         10% 40 μg

Vitamin C             62% 51.7 mg

Minerals Quantity %DV†

Calcium                 19%. 185 mg

Iron                        31%.  4.00 mg

Magnesium            41% 147 mg

Manganese            17% 0.36 mg

Phosphorus            16% 112 mg

Potassium.              7%   337 mg

Sodium.                  1%   9 mg

Zinc.                        6% 0.6 mg

Energy 64 kcal (270 kJ)

Carbohydrates 8.28 g

Dietary fiber 2.0 g

Fat 1.40 g

Other constituents

Water 78.66 g

Units

μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams

IU = International units

†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. 

Source: USDA 

These nutrients make Moringa leaves a superfood which can fight hunger and malnutrition around the world.

According to Prof. Carrie Waterman of University of California, Davis “if there is a top 10 list of plants to feed the world over the next 10 years, I  would say moringa should be on that list.”

Rising Global Demand of Moringa Powder: The News 

I like to share this news which came out yesterday in news on air.

Dec 31, 2020

“India starts export of Moringa powder keeping in mind its rising global demand

India has started export of Moringa powder keeping in mind its rising global demand. Two tonnes of organic certified Moringa powder were sent to the United States through air consignment on 29th of this month. 

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)  has been supporting private entities in creating necessary infrastructure in this regard. One of the APEDA registered exporter from Telangana has been supported to start the export activities in a planned manner. 

The company plans to export around 40 metric tonnes of Moringa leaves powder to USA. With more Moringa processing units being created through support of APEDA, the exports will be increasing in the next few years which would bring benefits to the farmers. Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits in various forms”.

Bottom Line

Moringa is a store house of nutrients. It helps breast feeding mothers and boosts your overall health. The most recent news reflects world is in need of Moringa.

Anusuya Choudhury

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