Moringa: The tree that keeps on giving

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.