Health Benefits of Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera)

I'm the type of person who's not that conscious with my health. I just eat and drink what I want. But as my aunt got diagnosed with breast cancer, and as the one who accompanies her while recovering, I started researching for healthy vegetables and fruits for her diet. Then I found Malunggay.





Here's what I've learned and I'm quite amazed!


Scientific research confirms that these little green leaves were actually filled with nutrients.

Let's make a list of comparisons so it would be easy for us to understand how healthy these leaves are.





1.    Malunggay leaves has 7 times more Vitamins C  than oranges.


         
Imagine that! In my minimum wage, I can't even include orange in my grocery list but knowing this... I think I know now what to do.


2.   Malunggay leaves has 4 times more Calcium than milk.


        I love milk, especially when it's really very very cold. 











3.  Malunggay leaves has 4 times more Vitamin A than carrots.




Well I could't compare it when it comes to taste.


4.  Malunggay leaves has 3 times more Potassium than bananas.




Based on research Moringa contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 types of oxidant. Imagine how these leaves can serve as a multivitamins.

Based in the research conducted by Philippine Coconut Authority on 2009, here is the estimated quantity of macro and micro nutrients from 10-100kg of dried Malunggay leaves.



In terms of macronutrients, potassium (K) is highest in malunggay stalks. In fact, for every 10kg of dried malunggay stalks, there are 293 g of potassium. Other macronutrients present are calcium (191g/10kg), nitrogen (185g/10kg), chloride (65g/10kg), sulphur (45 g/10kg), magnesium (23g/10kg), phosporus (19 g/10kg), and sodium (7g/10kg).


I will research later on how am I going to include this on my recipes.... 

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