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Moringa leaves are most nutritious part of moringa tree. Leaves are small green coloured and grows in bunches. These leaves full of essential nutrition and diseases preventing nutrition.
Moringa leaves contains all required amino acid required to human and animal while these amino acids are very unusual in any plant source. Fresh and dried both leaves can be consumed as dried leaves powder is more concentrated with nutrition except vitamin C.
Here is a image of moringa leaves
Moringa leave nutrition may vary depending upon soil fertility, weather conditions, season and variety of moringa. Naturally grown moringa without use of fertilizer and pesticides are best and if some one try can get these type of moringa very easily in India.
Moringa leaves usages
Moringa leaves can be used as dietary supplement for pregnant women, women on breast feeding, people with malnutrition as it is very rich natural source of iron, calcium, vitamins and many minerals. One can use fresh leaves or dried leaves. You can also eat soft leaves by cooking it in spinach recipes and can consume it as dried powder.
Moringa leaves nutrition facts
Moringa leaves nutrition result as per analysis done at the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad.
Amino Acid in moringa leaves per 100 gm
|Fresh Leaves||Dried Leaves|
|Arginine||406.6 mg||1325 mg|
|Histidine||149.8 mg||613 mg|
|Isoleucine||299.6 mg||825 mg|
|Leucine||492.2 mg||1950 mg|
|Lysine||342.4 mg||1325 mg|
|Methionine||117.7 mg||350 mg|
|Phenylalinine||310.3 mg||1388 mg|
|Threonine||117.7 mg||1188 mg|
|Tryptophan||107 mg||425 mg|
|Valine||374.5 mg||1063 mg|
Vitamin and Mineral Content of Moringa Leaves per 100 gm
Now you can think and compare these fact with other vegetable and fruits nutrition and make you decision about uses of moringa leaves in your diet.
|Carotene (Vit. A)||6.78 mg||18.9 mg|
|Thiamin (B1)||0.06 mg||2.64 mg|
|Riboflavin(B2)||0.05 mg||20.5 mg|
|Niacin(B3)||0.8 mg||8.2 mg|
|Vitamin C||220 mg||17.3 mg|
|Calcium||440 mg||2003 mg|
|Calories||92 cal||205 mg|
|Carbohydrates||12.5 g||38.2 mg|
|Copper||0.07 mg||0.57 mg|
|Fat||1.7 g||2.3 mg|
|Fiber||0.9 g||19.2 mg|
|Iron||0.85 mg||28.2 mg|
|Magnesium||42 mg||368 mg|
|Phosphorus||70 mg||204 mg|
|Potassium||259 mg||1324 mg|
|Zinc||0.16 mg||2.29 mg|