FOOD/HEALTH

Moringa Oleifera – The Miracle Tree

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Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae.

It is commonly known as moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree, or benzoil tree.

It is said that the leaf could assist in eradicating malnutrition in the developing world.

Analysis of the leaf composition is said to contain significant quantities of Vitamins A, B & C, Calcium, Iron & Protein as well as immune system boosting amino acids.

Moreover, it is reported that 25g daily of Moringa leaf powder will give a child the following % of their daily recommended allowances.

Protein 42%, Calcium 125%, Magnesium 61%, Potassium 41%, Iron 71%, Vitamin A 272%, and Vitamin C 22%.

Comparatively, it is said that Moringa provides the following:

7 x the Vitamin C in oranges.

4 x the Calcium in milk.

4 x the Vitamin A in carrots.

2 x the Protein in yogurt.

3 x the Potassium in bananas.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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