Nutritional benefits of Moringa Leaves
For centuries Moringa has been known as nature’s multi-vitamin. Moringa leaves are one of the few known plant sources to contain all essential amino acids, fiber, omega 3 oils, and over 19 vitamins and minerals.
Gram for gram, dried Moringa leaves contain about:
- 10 times the Vitamin A of carrots
- ½ the Vitamin C of Oranges
- 17 times the Calcium of Milk
- 15 times the Potassium of Bananas
- 25 times the Iron of Spinach
- 9 times the Protein of Yogurt
“Moringa comes very close to being a perfect source of nutrients, in terms of variety and concentration.” – Monica Marcu, Ph.D., Clinical Pharmacologist, author of Miracle Tree
One of the best things about the Moringa Oleifera tree is the agricultural environment it thrives in. Native to India and Nepal, the tree is fast growing and needs little water. These characteristics have allowed the tree to spread around the world into Africa, Southern Asia, and South America. This chart shows the areas where Moringa trees are grown.
As you can see from the maps above and below, Moringa trees thrive in areas where malnutrition is most significant.
Malnutrition is an epidemic. 842 million people around the world go to bed hungry each night. 3.1 million children under age five die each year from malnutrition. Over 200 million more children have stunted growth or wasting from malnutrition and will never fully recover.
By building Moringa farms and investing in sustainable economies in the areas where Moringa thrives but malnutrition is rampant, Moringatein is creating generational change.
The harvested Moringa is used in Moringatein and also to nourish the communities where it is grown. Read more our plans to impact the world.