Moringa leaves are about 40% protein, with all of the 9 essential amino acids present in various amounts. Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth.
Moringa is a powerful vitamin factory; the amounts of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and many of the B complex group of vitamins found in Moringa exceed those amounts commonly found in most other plants.
Moringa leaves contain more beta-carotene than carrots. The body produces Vitamin A from beta-carotene. Vitamin A is thought to be the most important vitamin for immune protection against infections and heart disease.
Just one ounce of Moringa leaves contains the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C (60 mg). In fact, it is so rich in Vitamin C that it contains 6 – 7 times that found in orange juice. Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and fights infectious diseases including colds and flu.
Moringa contains large amounts of Vitamin E, which is a potent anti-oxidant that helps protect the body from pollution, increases stamina and reduces hot flashes in menopause. It promotes young-looking skin, as well as healing and reducing scar tissue from forming.
Vital for the production of energy in each cell, Vitamin B1 maintains the muscle tone along the walls of the digestive tract, and promotes the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver. It also improves the body’s ability to withstand stress and is often called the “anti-stress” vitamin.
Moringa leaves compare with broccoli and spinach in Vitamin B2 content. Vitamin B2 is required for the production of energy, proper use of oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates. It is important for red blood cell formation, antibody production and growth.
Vitamin B3 is important for energy production and metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. It supports the function of the digestive system and promotes healthy skin and nerves. Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 work in synergy.
Choline is vital for healthy liver function and normal brain development. In adults, choline helps keep your cell membranes functioning properly, plays a role in nerve communications, prevents the buildup of homocysteine in your blood (elevated levels are linked to heart disease) and reduces chronic inflammation.
Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain far higher amounts of calcium than most plants, and 4 times the amount of calcium found in milk. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis.
Studies have shown that Moringa has an exceptionally high iron content. Iron is necessary for many functions in the body including formation of hemoglobin, brain function, regulation of body temperature and muscle activity.
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium but ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain three times the potassium of bananas. Potassium is essential for the brain and nerves.
Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Sulfur