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Benefits

PROTEIN:
Moringa leaves are about 40% protein, with all of the 9 essential amino acids present in various amounts (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine). Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth. Moringa has protein quality and quantity similar to soy beans, but there are no reports of Moringa triggered allergies so it can be used for baby nutrition replacing soy. Moringa is not genetically modified or altered by humans.

VITAMINS:
Moringa is a vitamin treasure trove. The amounts of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E found in Moringa exceed those amounts commonly found in most other plants.

Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A):
Moringa leaves contain more beta-carotene than carrots, about three to five times more, ounce per ounce. There is about 7-8 mg of beta-carotene in 100g (about 3 oz). The daily recommended value is about 1 mg. The body produces Vitamin A from beta-carotene. It is believed that Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for immune protection against all kinds of infections.

Vitamin C:
Just one ounce of Moringa leaves contains the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C (60 mg).

Vitamin E:
Moringa contains large amounts of Vitamin E, at 113 mg per 100 g (about 3 oz) of the dried leaf powder. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin E is 10 mg.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):
Moringa leaves contain high amounts of Vitamin B1 even compared with the best sources already known. It is higher than green peas, black beans (boiled) and corn (boiled).

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):
Moringa leaves compare with broccoli and spinach in Vitamin B2 content. Vitamin B2 is required for the production of energy, proper use of oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin):
Moringa leaves and pods contain about 0.5 – 0.8 mg of Vitamin B3 per 100 grams (about 3 ounces). Recommended daily intake is 18 mg. Vitamin B3 is important for energy production and metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates.

Choline:
Moringa leaves and pods contain about 423 mg of Choline per 100 g (3 oz). Diet recommendations call for about 400-550 mg/day. Choline is critical for normal membrane structure and cellular function.

MINERALS:

Calcium:
Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain far higher amounts of calcium than most plants, and 4 times the amount of calcium found in milk.

Iron:
Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain over three times the amount of iron found in roast beef, and three times that found in spinach. Iron is necessary for many functions in the body including formation of hemoglobin, brain development and function, regulation of body temperature and muscle activity.

Potassium:
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium but ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain three times the potassium of bananas. Potassium is essential for the brain and nerves.

Other minerals that Moringa contains include selenium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and sulfur.

ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS:
Moringa oleifera leaves contain beneficial essential fatty acids (EFA’s).

OTHER NUTRIENTS FOUND IN MORINGA:

CHLOROPHYLL: Moringa is one of the few foods that contain chlorophyll together with so many other nutrients. Chlorophyll is often referred to as the ‘blood of plants.” Studies have shown that it supports liver function and detoxification of the body.

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Testimonials

6 Weeks ago our 14 year old doberman pincher suddenly become bed ridden, did not want to eat or get out of bed. She walked very slow and her eyes were hazed up and white. We thought that was it, it is time. Out of desperation I started feeding her 2 Moringa caps a day and after a week we took her to the vet for a checkup. The vet told us she is very overweight and has arthritis, more that that her heart is great lungs are good and the eyes were cleared up. This morning she is bouncing around barking as normal and is the old Lucy we know. Well a dog never lies.

Eva May

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About Moringa Oleifera

Family: Moringacae

Range: Native to the Indian sub-continent and naturalized in tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world Description: Deciduous tree or shrub, fast-growing, drought resistant, average height of 12 meters at maturity

Other twelve (12) varieties of Moringa species

  • Moringa Arborea
  • Moringa Borziana
  • Moringa Concanensis
  • Moringa Drouhardii
  • Moringa Hildebrandtii
  • Moringa Longituba
  • Moringa Ovalifolia
  • Moringa Peregrina
  • Moringa Pygmaea
  • Moringa Rivae
  • Moringa Ruspoliana
  • Moringa Stenopetala

Common Name of Moringa Oleifera: Benzolive, Drumstick Tree, Kelor, Marango, Mlonge, Mulangay, Saijhan and Sajna

HISTORY:

Moringa Oleifera is the best known of the thirteen species of the genus Moringacae. Moringa was highly valued in the ancient world. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians extracted edible oil from the seeds and used it for perfume and skin lotion. In 19th century, plantations of Moringa in the West Indies exported the oil to Europe for perfumes and lubricants for machinery. People in the Indian sub-continent have long used Moringa pods for food. The edible leaves are eaten throughout West Africa and parts of Asia.

TRADITIONAL USES:

For centuries, people in many countries have used Moringa leaves as traditional medicine for common ailments. Clinical studies have begun to suggest that at least some of these claims are valid. With such great medicinal value being suggested by traditional medicine, further clinical testing is very much needed.

India: Traditionally used for anemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood impurities, bronchitis, catarrh, chest congestion, cholera, conjunctivitis, cough, diarrhea, eye & ear infections, fever, glandular swelling, headaches, abnormal blood pressure, hysteria, pain in joints, pimples, psoriasis, respiratory disorders, scurvy, semen deficiency, sore throat, sprain, tuberculosis

Malaysia: Traditionally used for intestinal worms

Guatemala: Traditionally used for skin infections and sores

Puerto Rico: Traditionally used for intestinal worms

Philippines: Traditionally used for anemia, glandular swelling and lactating

MODERN USES:

Over the past two decades, many reports have appeared in mainstream scientific journals describing its nutritional and medicinal properties. Its utility as a non-food product has also been extensively described. Every part of the Moringa tree is said to have beneficial properties that can serve humanity. People in societies around the world have made use of these properties.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF THE MORINGA LEAVES

Nutritional analysis indicates that Moringa leaves contain a wealth of essential, disease preventing nutrients. They even contain all of the essential amino acids, which is unusual for a plant source. Since the dried leaves are concentrated, they contain higher amounts of many of these nutrients except Vitamin C. Vitamin A is obtained from vegetables in the form of its precursor, carotene. The intestine only absorbs a fraction of the carotene in foods. Thus, there are differing views on how to calculate the amount of carotene that is absorbed and converted to Vitamin A. Thus the charts below simply give the figures for carotene or beta-carotene. The most commonly accepted conversion factor of carotene to Vitamin A (retinol) is 6:1 Nutritional Analysis of Moringa pods, fresh raw leaves, and dried leaf powder have shown to contain the following per 100 grams of edible portion.

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Nutritional AnalysisPods (per 100g)Fresh Leaves (Per 100g)Dried Leaf Powder (Per 100g)
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