Moringa Nutrients

NUTRITIONAL FACTS ABOUT MORINGA OLEIFERA

Moringa contains 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, 46 kinds of antioxidants, and more than 90 vitaminsproteinsamino acids, iron and calcium.

FACT:  100 grams of fresh Moringa leaves will bring twice as much nutritive material as 100 grams of most other vegetables.

100 grams of fresh Moringa 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 oleifera 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.

For optimal nutrient retention, it is advised to consume fresh Moringa leaves shortly after harvesting and to cook the Moringa leaves for a short time (a few minutes only), or even to eat them raw if they are young and tender. Alternatively, use the freshest dried product as soon as you can after harvesting.

Moringa leaves provide you with a rich array of necessary vitamins, proteins and minerals that deliver nutrients without unhealthy fats or high-calorie carbohydrates, according to researchers from John Hopkins University.  In a gram to gram comparison, Moringa delivers:

7x the vitamin C in oranges

4x the calcium in milk and twice the protein

4x the vitamin A in carrots

3x the iron present in almonds and 25x the iron in spinach

3x the potassium in bananas

There is a huge variety of ways to consume the Moringa but the most successful and tasty way is to include just one teaspoon of Moringa powder into a smoothie, yoghurt or enjoy over salads. It is not recommended that Moringa is cooked as temperatures over 47˚C destroy many phyto-nutrients including vitamins although most minerals survive. Of course the meals onto or into which the Moringa is added needs to conform to the eating plan you have been designed but everybody can benefit from it…vegans, lactose intolerant, glucose intolerant, insulin resistant and persons with nut allergies to name a few. Because our Moringa products are GMO-free, nothing is added and nothing removed.