The Nutritional Value Of Moringa

The nutritional value of as a post is intended to serve as the supporting page of the first article I did on moringa.

On that post I talked about how as a source of nutrients, it was a powerhouse.

Useful for the 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 of moringa so you get to know how important it is for your wellbeing.

Moringa as a source of protein contains 18 out of the 20 , included are the 8 essential amino acids.

nutritional value of moringa

 

Moringa leaves compared to common foods
Values per 100gm. edible portion

 

Nutrient

Moringa
Leaves

Other Foods

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
Protein 6.70 g 27.1g
Zinc 0.16 mg 3.29 mg

 

 

 

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