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Much of the Moringa plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals according to recent studies.  A 100-g portion of fresh Moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 mg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.

Moringa oleifera has all essential amino acids, beneficial fats and omega oils. Moringa is rich in calcium, iron and many other minerals, as well as a variety of vitamins, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances in big quantities but very few calories attached to it.

Moringa The Tree of Life

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The name Moringa is derived from murungai, the Tamil/ Muringa Malayalam word for drumstick. In Africa is also known as Kpashima or Argentinga, in South America and Caribbean as Liberdad or Mawonga and in Asia as Saisam or Mulungai. Most commonly is known as Moringa Oleifera.

The Moringa tree is native to the tropical and subtropical parts of Africa and Asia and is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae.

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