Just how amazing is the moringa tree? It’s nothing short of a miracle! It is packed with potent nutrients from roots to leaves that even scientists aren’t done counting its many, many benefits to date. Go-Lacta gathered the numbers that are out there and we don’t think we’ll see an end to it. Yes, this wonder plant just keeps on giving.
Tree of life
1000 pods is the approximate number a Moringa tree can produce in a year
40 is the % of oil contained in Moringa seeds
15-35 degrees centigrade is the ideal temperature for a moringa tree to thrive but this hardy tree can still grow under 48 degrees centigrade temperature
20 is the average number of years a Moringa tree can live
13 the number of Moringa genus species around the world
5-6 meters is how high a Moringa tree can grow in a year
1-5 kg is the average fresh leaf yield of 1 Moringa tree per year
One tree, countless benefits
300 the number of diseases and illnesses the Moringa plant is said to treat
73% of Moringa oil is oleic acid—the same kind of good fat found in olive oil
92 (and counting) are the number of nutrients found in Moringa
46 is the number of anti-oxidants found in Moringa
25x Moringa tops the iron in spinach
9 is the number of essential amino acids contained in Moringa, making it one of just a handful plant that contains all these nutrients
7x Moringa tops the Vit. C content in oranges
4X Moringa tops the Vit. A content in carrots
4X Moringa tops the calcium content in milk
3X Moringa tops the potassium content in bananas
1st plant on earth to have been found with the highest protein ration at 40%
Nature and nurture
25 grams of Moringa is all it takes for a child to have his/her recommended daily allowance of protein, calcium, Magnesium, potassium, iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C; this also makes a winning ‘weaning’ food and supplement
10-15 grams of Moringa leaf powder is the amount recommended by the World Health Organization that mothers can add to every 100g of breast milk to boost the nutritional value of the milk for babies 6 months and up
8 ounces of Moringa leaves contain 1000mg of calcium, therefore making it ideal for lactose intolerant babies and adults and in preventing osteoporosis
6 tablespoons of leaf powder will provide nearly all of the woman's daily iron and calcium needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding ; a mother's milk supplement
8-10 mcg of selenium is in 100g or Moringa leaf powder; selenium decreases the risk of many types of cancers including breast and colon and is also known to preserves tissue elasticity, slows down the aging of tissues.
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