Moringa

THE LEAVES OF THE MORINGA TREE PREVENT 300 DISEASES – INDIA’S AYURVEDA

Dry value gram for gram comparison

Research has proven that dried Moringa leaf powder contains the following nutrients and vitamins on a gram for gram comparison:

1/2 x The Vitamin C in Oranges:

Vitamin C builds the immune system and fights infectious diseases, such as colds and flu.

10 x The Vitamin A in Carrots:

Vitamin A acts as a shield against a variety of diseases, including eye, skin and heart disease, and diarrhoea.

17 x The Calcium in Milk:

Calcium builds strong teeth and bones, and helps in preventing osteoporosis.

15 x The Potassium in Bananas:

Needed for the proper function of the brain and nerves.

9 x The Protein in Yogurt:

Protein is necessary for the maintaining of healthy muscles, skin, hair, nails and brain cells.

25 x The Iron of Spinach:

Iron is necessary for many body functions including the formation of haemoglobin and brain development and function.

Typical Moringa leaves compared to common foods*

Nutrients Common Foods Fresh Moringa Leaves Dried Moringa Leaves
Vitamin A 1.8 mg Carrots 6.8 mg 18.9 mg
Calcium 120 mg Milk 440 mg 2003 mg
Potassium 88 mg Bananas 259 mg 1324 mg
Protein 3.1 g Yogurt 6.7 g 27.1g
Vitamin C 30 mg Oranges 220 mg 17.3 mg

All values are per 100 g of edible portion.
*Nutritive Value of Indian Foods, by C. Gopalan, et al, and The Miracle Tree – Moringa oleifera: Natural Nutrition for the Tropics, by Lowell Fuglie, ed. More information: Trees For Life

What's in a spoon ?

A 2g teaspoon of miracletree dried Moringa leaf powder contains:

Energy Values Per 100g Per 2g Teaspoon
Energy (Kcal) 320 Kcal 6.4 Kcal
Energy (Kj) 1349 Kj 26.98 Kj
Protein 27.1g 0.542g
Carbohydrate 38.2g 0.764g
Fat 2.3g 0.046g
Fibre 19.2g 0.384g
Dietary Fibre (AOAC) 19g 0.38mg
Starch 38g 0.76g
Vitamins % of RDA
Vitamin A 18.9mg 0.378mg 47.2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 2.64mg 0.0528mg 4.8%
Vitamin B12 0.64mg 12.8mcg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 20.5mg 0.41mg 29.3%
Vitamin C* 17.3mg 0.346mg 0.43%
Vitamin E 113mg 2.26mg 18.8%
Niacin 8mg 0.16mg 1%
Retinol 16mg 0.32mg
Minerals % of RDA
Calcium 2003mg 40.06mg 5%
Magnesium 368mg 7.36mg 2%
Iron 28.2mg 0.564mg 4%
Copper 0.57mg 0.0114mg 1.14%
Iodine
Zinc
Potassium 1324mg 26.48mg 1.32%
Nitrogen 4.5g 0.09g
Phosphorus 204mg 4.08mg 0.6%
Sulphur 870mg 17.4mg
Tryptophan 425mg 8.5mg

RDAs calculated as per EU Directive 90/496/EEC
* * Vitamin C is lost during the drying process but the fresh leaves of Moringa Tree contain 200mg per 100g when compared to 30mg per 100g in oranges