Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include: moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree, or benzoil tree. Wikipedia
Moringa oleifera tree is considered to be one of the most nutritious plants ever discovered with most of its benefits concentrated in its small green leaves. The Moringa oleifera tree is drought tolerant and easily adapts to tropical and subtropical climates, enjoying wide distribution in India, Africa and parts of North America. It has been promoted as the Miracle Tree of Africa, thanks to its contribution to fighting malnutrition, checking water pollution and offering "magical" cures for a large variety of disease conditions. Moringa oleifera powder is made from the freshly harvested leaves of the moringa oleifera tree. Fresh Moringa oleifera leaf powder is deep green in color and has a rich nutty smell. This powder is prepared by drying the Moringa oleifera leaves at low temperature such that the plant tissue reaches a fine powdered consistency. The powder is then screened to remove impurities and then packaged and ready for distribution. The most amazing part is that once packed, this powder remains fresh for several months, retaining its nutritional value of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and complete amino-acids.The reason why dried leaf powder is preferred over fresh leaves is that it is more nutritious and in some cases, contains up to ten times more specific nutrients in comparison to fresh Moringa oleifera leaves. Moreover, it is comparable to all the common fruits and vegetables in terms of its nutritional value. Being pure and organic, this soft and fluffy powder allows our bodies to absorb the benefits more easily than by taking synthetic supplements and is easy to store and use. It is easily soluble in water and can be used as an ingredient in a variety of recipes.
The health benefits of this versatile supplement/superfood go on and on. Moringa oleifera powder contains around 20 types of amino-acids, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds and more than 50 nutrients which make it one of the best organic nutritional supplements available. It is an excellent source of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, & E, as well as macro minerals, trace minerals and phytonutrients. Moringa oleifera leaves are almost 25% protein, which is unusually high for a plant, this makes it an excellent source of quality protein. It contains more iron than spinach, more potassium than bananas and more vitamin C than oranges. For a complete list, click here: Nutrition Values
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