Native to India, moringa is a nutritionally complex whole food naturally abundant in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Daily use of moringa can help to restore your imbalances and if you add this concentrated super food nutrition to your diet it will help you to consume the recommended 6-10 servings of vegetables per day.
The Miracle of Moringa Tree Leaves (Moringa Oleifera), commonly called the ‘drumstick tree”, and ‘horseradish tree’ is native to India but has been planted around the world and is naturalised in many countries. Moringa is one of the most powerful health enhancing plants. While many things found in nature can have one or two health benefits, Moringa has many. India’s ancient tradition of Ayurvedic medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. Recent scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value.
Health Benefits of Moringa Leaf Powder
Even a small serving, 5 grams, provides:
leaf 2.4g fibre (10% of UK adult Recommended Daily Allowance).
Fibre plays an essential role in digestive heath and weight management. As fibres are not broken down, and soluble fibres absorb water, they add bulk to the diet and make you feel fuller for longer. High fibre foods are therefore a great way to manage appetite and reduce overall calorie intake.
leaf 95mg calcium (14% of UK Reference Nutrient Intake, RNI).
Calcium plays a part in many functions of the body, including muscle contraction; blood clotting; transmission of information via nervous system, and development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
leaf 5mg Vitamin E (166% RNI Females, 125% RNI Males).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and maintains cell structure by protecting cell membranes against damage from free radicals.
leaf 300ug (retinol equivalent) Vitamin A (50% RNI Females, 43% RNI Males). Vitamin A is necessary for vision, normal functioning of the immune system, and healthy skin.
Moringa leaf powder is also notably high in protein, 23g per 100g powder. It contains all eight of the essential amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Essential amino acids cannot be made within the body and must be provided from our food. Moringa can be used to deliver superior nutrition when baking; for example, cookies have been successfully baked with moringa powder substituted for 10% of refined flour.
The moringa leaf powder provides a rich source of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Use in cooking to thicken stews, sauces and curries; sprinkle on salads or add to a green blend.
Moringa Oleifera has dozens of health benefits and there are many studies underway on just how Moringa can help fight against diabetes, cataracts, HIV and many other diseases.
Practical Uses of Moringa Leaf Powder
A dosage of just two or three spoonfuls of Moringa powder provides a substantial amount of most people’s iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of resorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency.