100 grams of fresh Moringa leaves will bring twice as much nutritive material as 100 grams of most other vegetables. Eating 100 grams fresh Moringa oleifera leaves provides you with as much protein as an egg, as much calcium as a big glass of milk, as much iron as a 200 grams beef steak, as much vitamin A as a carrot and as much vitamin C as an orange.
100 grams of fresh Moringa leaves could theoretically cover 100% of daily needs, but this is highly variable depending on storage conditions and how they are eaten, as vitamin A degrades over time and when exposed to light or heat. Similarly, 100 grams of fresh Moringa oleifera leaves could cover 100% of the vitamin C requirements, for which the recommended daily intake varies from 60 mg (young children) to 130 mg (breastfeeding women), but this vitamin degrades quickly with time and during cooking.
For optimal nutrient retention, it is advised to consume fresh Moringa leaves shortly after harvesting and to cook the Moringa leaves for a short time (a few minutes only), or even to eat them raw if they are young and tender. One half cup cooked Moringa leaves will meet your day’s need for Vitamins A and C
How to use Moringa powder:
- Moringa powder in food: One hundred grams of dry moringa leaves has calcium seventeenfold in size more than in milk and iron twenty five-fold in size more than spinach. The proportion of beta-carotene is ten times more than in carrots. Moringa powder has a lot of minerals and vitamins: potassium iron and zinc vitamins C B-complex Moringa is four times richer in protein than eggs. One cup of fresh leaves has two grams of protein. The majority of plants with protein are thought to be not as good as the animal origin. At the same time, moringa has an advantage – it contains all the important amino acids. In this case, moringa protein can be considered high-grade. Moringa powder can be added to dairy and other cocktails. It should be borne in mind that the powder has a much higher concentration, and it should be used with caution. Fresh moringa may be used in the same way as spinach. Don’t put moringa to long-term heat treatment. It helps to preserve the greatest amount of nutrients. Finely chopped moringa can be a perfect addition to salads. You can decorate a pizza with it or lightly fry with onion and oil as a garnish. You can add moringa powder or fresh leaves to the stew or curry after you have removed the food from a fire. The great idea is to add moringa to the ready hot sauce.
- Moringa powder for weight loss: The extract of leaves and moringa powder are often used for weight control. The positive effect for your shape is made thanks to many features. Anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect reduces water retention. Fibers decrease the fat absorption in the intestine. Keep in mind that moringa powder contains about 30% of fibers. And it helps for weight loss by reducing appetite and maintaining metabolism.
- Moringa powder for diabetes: Using a tablespoon of slightly toasted leaves in the morning is a perfect herbal cure for hyperglycemia. Latest laboratory researches of using moringa powder on animals with diabetes show positive changes in the blood sugar levels’ regulation. The favorable effect is made thanks to the presence of fiber, quercetin-3-glucoside, isothiocyanates, and chlorogenic acid. Essential improvement of the health status can be traced among diabetic patients with only seven grams of moringa powder after three months of use.