Moringa oleifera, or "tree of life", as he is in his home country, the Himalayan region of northwestern India called, is characterized by a particularly high content of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Besides the essential amino acids such as leucine and arginine are found in the leaves of the tree, inter alia, vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, biotin, C, D, E, K and the minerals calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Is also without the exceptionally high ORAC value of 54,000 micromol TE/100 g.
Various types of vegetables and fruits are well known and popular because they contain a high proportion of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Moringa leaves contain 4 times as much vitamin A as carrots, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 4 times more calcium than milk, just as much protein as eggs, 3 times more potassium than bananas and twice as much protein as soy:
In addition, 18 of the 20 amino acids are detected. 11 of which are essential and indispensable for the people - espacially for pregnant women and small children !
So, Moringa contains so much vitamin A, B, C and E, minerals, protein, amino acids,mircronutrients, plant impurities and chlorophyll than any other vegetable or fruit.
Moringa also contains many antioxidants such as Selenium. Without this essential micronutrient vitamin E can not develop his effect. Therefore, Moringa is called to prevent e.g. eye disease and senility and other diseases, which depend on absense of vital natural vital nutrients.
Today Moringa is in many countries the most important food and energy source for humans, animals and plants. The leaves of the Moringa tree contain all the essential nutrients, that the body needs arising from the womb up to the old age.
In the poorest regions of African Moringa trees are planted at medical stations and the leaves and fruits are administered as fresh vegetables or dried as a powder to pregnant and lactating women and to babies and children.
Also for vegetarians Moringa has become a very important source of protein.
Worldwide Moringa is grown and used as:
- Staple foods and dietary supplements: The sprouts taste as horse-radish and the fruits such as asparagus.
- Medicine: Leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds, twigs, bark, roots, oil and the powder from leaves are used to support the self-healing powers.
- Animal feed: animals, who get Moringa as a food supplement take a lot of weight (up to 32%) and cows give more milk up to 43%. Even pets benefit from Moringa.
- Bee-keeping: The Moringa tree blooms up to 8 months a year and the flowers have a wonderful honey.
- alternative source of energy and pollution control: Moringa grows in the tropical climate up to 30 cm in a month ! One hectare of Moringa provides up to 700 tons of biomass per year. The Moringa oil, which is extracted from the seeds, is one of the best oils for use as biodiesel.
- Plant fertilizer and plant food: plants, which are sprayed with Moringa solution (25 ml per plant), are giving a yield increase of 20-35%. The plants and fruits are stronger and more resistant to many diseases and microorganisms. Also, your garden and house plants can benefit from Moringa !