Moringa tree is known as the Miracle tree. It grows quickly and is easy to cultivate. The Moringa leaf, fresh or processed into dried powder, can be used as an every-day food item in a multitude of ways: in ready-made meals, juices, breads, pasta, fritters, condiments, instant soups… This food can be used in households, school cafeterias, dispensaries, maternity wards, nutrition rehabilitation centers, as well as in restaurants and supermarkets.
Moringa oleifera tree leaves belong to the family of dark green leafy vegetables, a food group particularly rich in nutrients. In particular, the leaves are a good source of proteins, calcium, iron, ß-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the human body), vitamin C and vitamin E.
In addition, Moringa leaves have a high dry matter content (around 20-25%) compared to most other plant food sources (generally around 10%). This makes it even more beneficial as a fresh vegetable since 100 grams of fresh leaves will bring twice as much nutritive material as 100 grams of most other vegetables.
Eating 100 grams fresh Moringa oleifera tree leaves provides you with as much protein as an egg, as much calcium as a big glass of milk, as much iron as a 200 grams beef steak, as much vitamin A as a carrot and as much vitamin C as an orange.
30 to 100% of the daily recommended intake of calcium (30 to 50% for teenagers, 40 to 60% for adults, children and pregnant and breastfeeding women, 80 to 100% for young children below 3 years old)
25 to 80% of the daily recommended intake of iron (25% for pregnant women, 40-60% for teenagers and women, 50 to 100% for men and children).
As for vitamins, the recommended daily intake for vitamin A varies from 400 μg retinol equivalents (young children) to 1,000 μg retinol equivalents (breastfeeding women).
Therefore, 100 grams of fresh Moringa tree leaves could theoretically cover 100% of daily needs, but this is highly variable depending on storage conditions and how they are eaten, as vitamin A degrades over time and when exposed to light or heat.
Similarly, 100 grams of fresh Moringa leaves could cover 100% of the vitamin C requirements, for which the recommended daily intake varies from 60 mg (young children) to 130 mg (breastfeeding women), but this vitamin degrades quickly with time and during cooking.
Also Known As Mama's Best Friend, Moringa has been clinically proven to increase the production of breast milk whether it is consumed before or after the birth of a baby.Mothers who took Moringa were shown to produce more than 2x the amount of breast milk than those who didn't. We all know instinctively that breast milk is the ultimate food prescribed by nature for the infant child and Moringa can be instrumental in helping mothers produce more of this precious food.
It can rebuild weak bones, enrich anemic blood and enable a malnourished mother to nurse her starving baby. It's full of nutrients. A dash of Moringa oleifera seeds powder can make dirty water drinkable. Doctors use Moringa oleifera to treat diabetes in West Africa and high blood pressure in India. Not only can Moringa oleifera staunch a skin infection, it makes an efficient fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed.
25x more iron than in spinach
15x more potassium than bananas
17x more calcium than milk
10x more vitamin A than in carrots
4x more protein than in eggs
Moringa is A Supermarket On A Tree!
Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet most of your nutritional needs, purify your water and take care of you medicinally?