Posted by: cris | October 14, 2009

Vitamin and Mineral Content of Moringa Leaves – from treesforlife.org

Vitamin and Mineral Content of Moringa Leaves

Fresh Leaves

Carotene (Vit. A)* 6.78 mg

Thiamin (B1)                         0.06 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                     0.05 mg

Niacin (B3)                              0.8 mg

Vitamin C                                220 mg

Calcium                                   440 mg

Calories                                     92 cal

Carbohydrates                     12.5 g

Copper                                       0.07 mg

Fat                                                 1.70 g

Fiber                                           0.90 g

Iron                                            0.85 mg

Magnesium                           42 mg

Phosphorus                           70 mg

Potassium                              259 mg

Protein                                     6.70 g

Zinc                                            0.16 mg


Dried Leaves

Carotene (Vit. A)* 18.9 mg

Thiamin (B1) 2.64 mg

Riboflavin (B2)                20.5 mg

Niacin (B3)                        8.2 mg

Vitamin C                        17.3 mg

Calcium                           2,003 mg

Calories                             205 cal

Carbohydrates            38.2 g

Copper 0.57 mg

Fat                                       g 2.3 g

Fiber                                 19.2 g

Iron                                 28.2 mg

Magnesium                 368 mg

Phosphorus                 204 mg

Potassium                   1,324 mg

Protein                              27.1g

Zinc                                 3.29 mg


*Figures shown for vitamin A are carotene content for fresh leaves and beta-carotene content for dried leaves.1, 5

Source:  treesforlife.org


Responses

  1. Hi, im just wondering why dried leaves has greater amount of the said vitamins and minerals than the fresh leaves. thnks

    • maybe because since the leaves are dried, only the nutrients are left and not the water which adds weight only. In the powdered form, the nutrients are now concentrated.

    • there have been studies about this. please check out the sites of treesforlife.org and moringafact.com for additional information.

  2. How Loving our creator is!!!!!!!!!

    • Indeed!

  3. can this leave cure diabetics

    • there are people who claim that malunggay powder helped them to maintain theeir blood sugar level. I know a few of them


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