“Moringa Oleifera” often known as “Moringa” is growing in popularity among health conscious people worldwide. Some call it the “Miracle Tree” while yet others refer to it as “The tree of life”. The Moringa plant is indigenous to the Himalayan foothills of Asia and on account of it’s popularity and fast growth, it’s now being cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Moringa the Superfood!
A plant with multiple medicinal uses and benefits. A superfood to rival most other superfoods because of its incredible nutritional value.
The Name: Moringa
The word Moringa comes from the Malayalam word murinna, or the Tamil word murungai. In the Philippines it is known it as malunggay, which also differs across local dialects like Bicolano (kalungai) or Bisaya (alungai). Moringa is also known as maroenga in Indonesia, Kachang Kelur or Lemunggai in Malaysia, and Ma rum in Thailand. In countries outside of Asia, Moringa is also known as a drumstick tree or horseradish tree.
Moringa – all you can eat!
Much of the plant is edible by humans or by animals. Every part of the Moringa tree can be used in medical science. People eat the leaves, flowers, seeds, pods, its flower blossoms and its buds.
Moringa Health Advantages
Great Source of Protein
Some consider Moringa protein better than soy protein as it is non-allergic. Proteins are digested into smaller units referred to as amino acids. Amino acids are the foundations of proteins which are necessary to grow, repair and keep cells. Moringa contains 18 of the 20 amino acids essential for the human body including all 8 of the essential amino acids present in meat products.
The leaves of Moringa Oleifera are nature’s multi-vitamin providing 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 bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt. A 100-g portion of fresh Moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 µg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.
Feeding the high-protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%. The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid, while degreased meal is 61% protein.
What are Antioxidants?
Moringa has over 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants, in addition to anti-inflammatory compounds.
Antioxidants protect the body against “free radicals” – unstable molecules that cause harm to our bodies over time. Most of the benefits of Moringa leaves are attributable to the rich antioxidant content, which comes from vitamins and other unique plant phytochemicals.
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