On that post I talked about how as a source of nutrients, it was a powerhouse.
Useful for the health of humans and animals as well as the growth of other plants.
So in other to shed more light on that, I decided to make this article on the nutritional value of moringa so you get to know how important it is for your wellbeing.
Moringa leaves compared to common foods
Values per 100gm. edible portion
|Vitamin A||6780 mcg||Carrots: 1890 mcg|
|Vitamin C||220 mg||Oranges: 30 mg|
|Calcium||440 mg||Cow’s milk: 120 mg|
|Potassium||259 mg||Bananas: 88 mg|
|Protein||6.7 gm||Cow’s milk: 3.2 gm|
|from Nutritive Value of Indian Foods,
by C. Gopalan, et al.
There is still more.
Information in table below is provided per 100 grams
|Vitamins and Minerals||Fresh Leaves||Dried Leaves|
|Vitamin A||6.78 mg||18.9 mg|
|Thiamin (B1)||0.06 mg||2.64 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||0.05 mg||20.5 mg|
|Niacin (B3)||0.8 mg||8.2 mg|
|Vitamin C||220 mg||17.3 mg|
|Calcium||440 mg||2,003 mg|
|Calories||92 cal||205 cal|
|Carbohydrates||12.5 g||38.2 g|
|Copper||0.07 mg||0.57 mg|
|Fat||1.70 g||2.3 g|
|Fiber||0.90 g||19.2 g|
|Iron||0.85 mg||28.2 mg|
|Magnesium||42 mg||368 mg|
|Phosphorus||70 mg||204 mg|
|Potassium||259 mg||1,324 mg|
|Zinc||0.16 mg||3.29 mg|