Nutritional Value Of Malunggay Part II

farmeric July 21st, 2008

Scientific Knowledge

Today, scientists are beginning to investigate the traditional claims about Malunggay. Let’s take a look at what they have found.

Nutritional Value

One aspect that scientists have examined is the nutritional value of Malunggay leaves.

Malunggay Nutritional Value

Nutritional analysis has shown that Moringa leaves are extremely nutritious. In fact, they contain larger amounts of several important nutrients than the common foods often associated with these nutrients. These include vitamin C, which fights a host of illnesses including colds and flu; vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases; Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis; Potassium, which is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves, and Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.

Malunggay Vitamins

Not only that, but Moringa leaves also contain a wealth of other complementary vitamins and minerals.

Rare for a plant source, Moringa (malunggay) leaves contain all the essential amino acids…to build strong, healthy bodies.

Another important point is that Moringa leaves contain all of the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It is very rare for a vegetable to contain all of these amino acids. And Moringa contains these amino acids in a good proportion, so that they are very useful to our bodies. These leaves could be a great boon to people who do not get protein from meat.

Moringga (malunggay) even contains argenine and histidine  - two amino acids especially important for infants.

It is noteworthy that Moringa contains argenine and histidine, which are especially important for infants who are unable to make enough protein for their growth requirements. Experts tell us that 30% of children in sub-Saharan Africa are protein deficient. Moringa could be an extremely valuable food source.

Malunggay Graph Vitamins

Malunggay Graph Vitamins 1

These graphs show the content of vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium in fresh Moringa leaves and dried leaves, compared to common foods. Except for vitamin C, very little nutritional value is lost in the drying process. This is important because dried leaves can be stored for use much longer than fresh leaves, so that a supply is available year-round.

Malunggay Vitamins Graph 2

Malunggay Vitamins Graph 2

Here are the comparisons for iron, potassium, and protein in fresh Moringa leaves and dried leaves. Once again, we see how drying the leaves condenses the nutrients, so that a large dose of nutrition can be gained from a small spoonful of dried leaf powder.

to be continued…

You may also want to read the first part, just click here –> Nutritional Value of Malunggay Part 1.

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14 Responses to “Nutritional Value Of Malunggay Part II”

  1. [...] Scientific Knowledge …to be continued at Nutritional Value Of Malunggay Part II [...]

  2. jessie batiloon 06 Feb 2009 at 5:52 pm

    great!..this is exactly what we’re lookin’ for!

  3. iraon 09 Mar 2009 at 4:02 pm

    uhm just a follow up question. why is it that the dried malunggay leaves have the larger amount of vitamins than the fresh ones?

  4. Rommel Lazaroon 08 May 2009 at 3:05 am

    just want to know how much quantity of malunggay leaves a day for our body…. if we drink malunggay tea, how many cups of it per day. Thanks in advance for your reply….

  5. Rommel Lazaroon 08 May 2009 at 3:09 am

    how malunggay leaves cures my heartburn?

  6. asrakal K. Dawaion 06 Jul 2009 at 11:32 am

    Is this advisable for a person with hypertension?

    Is it good for a person with Hepatitis? How about with VDRL?

  7. Rev.Kusi Appiahon 14 Jul 2009 at 8:10 am

    I am a producer of both dried moringa leave powder a highly effective moringa herbal soap. how do I gt the market for these my products. I am in Ghana West Africa. Can you please link me up with buyers. My telephone numbers are: (233) 244879695,541888147,208780809,26687766.
    Expecting a favourable response from you. God richly bless you.

  8. Rev.Kusi Appiahon 14 Jul 2009 at 8:14 am

    I am looking for buyers for my dried moringa leave powder an soap. i am in Ghana

  9. mary colene v. panlilioon 29 Jul 2009 at 6:57 pm

    great! i found it, yehey i ‘m happy beacause malunggay is our main topic in cook fest thank you for this thank you so much

  10. mary colene v. panlilioon 29 Jul 2009 at 6:59 pm

    great! i found it, yehey i ‘m happy beacause malunggay is our main topic in cook fest thank you for this thank you so much i learn a new thing now please pray for me that i will win the contest……………

  11. farmericon 29 Jul 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I pray that you’ll win your contest!

  12. asrakal K. Dawaion 04 Dec 2009 at 1:27 pm

    How can this cure cold, cough and fever?

  13. darleneon 26 Apr 2011 at 10:38 am

    i produce moringa capsule. my friends found it very effective to cure the diseases they are suffering from. i’m so thankful God created this plant which i considered a “food for the poor but a richman’s disease cure.’

  14. jergen santiagoon 15 Sep 2011 at 12:35 pm

    i just want to know ,why the dry leaves of malunggay is greater the amount of nutrient than the fresh leaves..how does it happen?is their a chemical reaction?

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