Moringa leaf powder is produced by harvesting, drying then milling the leaves. The powder is extremely nutrient dense. It contains 90+ nutrients and 40+ antioxidants. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Moringa leaf powder can be used as a tea, added to beverages, sprinkled on food. It can be used in cooking, but high temperatures destroy some of the nutrients. A teaspoonful or so can be placed directly under the tongue and washed down with water, being careful not to breath in the powder. It makes a nice 'green tea' with a bit of lemon and yacon, xylitol, or agave according to preference and taste. Great to add to any smoothie or protein shake.
More Moringa Facts:
* Since the iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.Moringa leaves have 4 times more Beta-Carotene than that of carrots, 17 times more calcium than that of milk and 25 times more iron than that of Spinach.
* Moringa Leaf Powder is a rich source of ascorbic acid helps in insulin secretion.
* Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.
* Detoxification - Studies have shown Moringa's ability to remove hazardous materials from water. Its usefulness in water purification has been demonstrated many times in University studies, in laboratories and in the field. This is now widely studied because it's estimated that 1.3 billion people in the world use contaminated water for drinking and cooking. It is estimated that 6 million children die each year from infections caused by unclean water.
* Antibiotic - Moringa is used as a topical treatment for minor infections. Its antibiotic property is identified as Pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound. Its chemical description is glucosinolate 4 alpha-L-rhamnosyloxy benzyl isothiocyanate. Studies have shown an agueous extract made from seeds was equally effective against the skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus as the antibiotic Neomycin.
* Skin Treatment - Moringa has great healing benefits for the skin. It has been used to cure cuts, scrapes, sores, and rashes as well as cracking and other signs of aging.
* Anti-inflammatory - The oral tradition of India has long praised Moringa as an anti inflammatory for use in healing wounds. Moringa was also found to be effective in trauma initiated chronic swelling.
* Diabetes - An extract from the Moringa leaf has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels within 3 hours of ingestion, though less effectively than the standard hypoglycemic drug, glibenclamide. The effects increased with larger doses.
* Traditionally, Moringa has been used for years with no reports of negative side effects. The powder made from fresh Moringa leaves seems to provide a long-lasting energy boost when used regularly. People frequently report having much more endurance throughout the day.
Product of India
Analysis of Moringa dried leaf powder.
Per 100 grams.
Moisture % 7.5
Protein (g) 27.1
Fat (g) 2.3
Carbohydrate (g) 38.2
Fiber (g) 19.2
Ca (mg) 2,003
MG (mg) 368
P (mg) 204
K (mg) 1,324
Cu (mg) 0.57
Fe (mg) 28.2
S (mg) 870
Oxalic acid (mg) 1.6%
Vitamin A-B carotene (mg) 16.3
Vitamin B - choline (mg) -
Vitamin B1 - thiamin (mg) 2.64
Vitamin B2 - riboflavin (mg) 20.5
Vitamin B3 - nicotinic acid (mg) 8.2
Vitamin C 0 ascorbic acid (mg) 17.3
Vitamin E tocopherol acetate mg) 113
Arginine (g/16gN) 1.33%
Histidine (g/16gN) 0.61%
Lysine (g/16gN) 1.32%
Tryptophan (g/16gN) 0.43%
Phenylanaline (g/16gN) 1.39%
Methionine (g/16gN) 0.35%
Threonine (g/16gN) 1.19%
Leucine (g/16gN) 1.95%
Isoleucine (g/16gN) 0.83%
Valine (g/16gN) 1.06%