Read further to see the nutritional value of 100%
Jamaican pure Moringa!
the Miracle Tree [often called] the 'Tree of Life'
leaves and pods contain 90+ nutrients, 46 antioxidants,
and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds. Researchers are
calling it the most nutrient rich plant on earth. Every
part of Moringa Oleiferais useful. Many parts of the
tree have traditionally been used for treating many
diseases like lung diseases, hypertension, chest
infections, everyday aches and pains as well as skin
research on the moringa plant has come to the conclusion
that it is extremely nutritional and medicinal. The
benefits have also been documented in some medical and
nutritional journals as well. Moringa Oleifera is among
the popular power greens such as wheat grass, chlorella
Moringa's rich in minerals like potassium, iron,
calcium, and sulfur, as well as B vitamins and many
amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids.
Its nutritional profile is competitive with any
beneficial plant on the planet.
half cup of cooked leaves will meet your daily
recommendation for Vitamins A and C.
One half cup of pods (raw) will
supply your Vitamin C requirement for a day.
One ounce of raw leaves contains the
recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.
Ounce per ounce it contains 6 to 7
times the amount of Vitamin C in orange juice.
Moringa leaves contain 3 to 5 times
more beta-carotene than carrots.
3 oz of moringa powder contains more
than 10 times the recommended daily amount of Vitamin E.
Ounce per ounce Moringa leaves
contain over 3 times the iron as found in spinach or
Moringa leaves contain 3 times the
amount of potassium as bananas.
Ounce per ounce
Moringa leaves contain 4 times the
amount of calcium found in milk.
leaves and pods contain 90+ nutrients, 46 antioxidants,
and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds. Researchers are
calling it the most nutrient rich plant on earth.
Moringa oleifera is a species of tree native to the
Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, now cultivated
across Southeast Asia, Africa and South America. Packed
with a full spectrum of nutrients, Moringa oleifera is
the most nutrient-dense plant ever studied. Moringa leaf
powder is a natural plant product for general health
that promotes cardiovascular, neurological, prostate,
vision health, proper digestion, energy and a normal
healthy immune system support. Moringa leaf provides
antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, amino acids,
flavonoids, fibers, minerals, chlorophyll, beta carotene
and phenols benefits. Moringa leaf powder has more than
90 essential nutrition compounds.
down the components:
Moringa leaves are
about 40% protein, with all of the 9 essential amino
acids present in various amounts (histidine, isoleucine,
leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine,
tryptophan, valine). Moringa is considered to have the
highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on
earth. Moringa has protein quality and quantity similar
to soy beans, but there are no reports of Moringa
triggered allergies, so it can be used for baby
nutrition replacing soy. Moringa is not genetically
modified or altered by humans.
Moringa is a vitamin
treasure trove. The amounts of beta-carotene, Vitamin C
and Vitamin E found in Moringa exceed those amounts
commonly found in most other plants.
Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A):
Moringa leaves contain more beta-carotene than carrots,
about three to five times more, ounce per ounce. There
is about 7-8 mg of beta-carotene in 100g (about 3 oz).
The daily recommended value is about 1 mg. The body
produces Vitamin A from beta-carotene. It is believed
that Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for immune
protection against all kinds of infections. It is
involved in healing and bone development.
Beta-carotene guards against heart disease and can keep
harmful lipoproteins containing cholesterol from
damaging the heart and coronary arteries. It also helps
prevent certain types of cancers and stroke.
To provide the best anti-cancer protection,
beta-carotene should be present with Vitamin C and
Vitamin E, and Selenium. Moringa has them all.
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, ounce per ounce, 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, at 113 mg
per 100 g (about 3 oz) of the dried leaf powder.
The recommended daily intake of Vitamin E is 10 mg.
Vitamin E is a potent anti-oxidant that helps prevent
premature aging and degenerative diseases including
heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer. It also
protects the body from pollution, increases stamina and
reduces or prevents hot flashes in menopause. It
promotes young-looking skin, as well as healing and
reducing scar tissue from forming.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):
Moringa leaves contain high amounts of Vitamin B1 even
compared with the best sources already known.
It is higher than green peas, black beans (boiled) and
corn (boiled). Vitamin B1 is vital for the production of
energy in each cell and it plays an essential role in
the metabolism of various carbohydrates.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):
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 needed to activate vitamin B6 and assist the
adrenal glands. It is important for red blood cell
formation, antibody production and growth. And it is
required for healthy mucus membranes, skin, and for the
absorption of iron and certain vitamins.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin):
Moringa leaves and pods contain about 0.5-0.8 mg of
Vitamin B3 per 100 grams (about 3 ounces). Recommended
daily intake is 18 mg. 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 synergistically.
Moringa leaves and pods contain about 423 mg of Choline
per 100 g (3 oz). Diet recommendations call for about
400-550 mg/day. Choline is critical for normal membrane
structure and cellular function. It is used by the
kidneys to maintain water balance and by the liver for
synthesis of various compounds. It is used to produce
the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is also
vital for the developing fetus and infant.
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.
Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain over three times
the amount of iron found in roast beef, and three times
that found in spinach. Iron is necessary for many
functions in the body including formation of hemoglobin,
brain development and function, regulation of body
temperature and muscle activity. Iron is essential for
binding oxygen to the blood cells. The central function
of iron is oxygen transport and cell respiration.
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.
that Moringa contains include selenium, zinc, magnesium,
phosphorus, copper and sulfur.
leaves and seeds contain beneficial essential fatty
acids (EFA's). Moringa seeds contain between 30-42% oil,
with 13% saturated fats and 82% unsaturated fatty acids.
Oleifera is the Latin term for 'oil containing.' About
73% of the Moringa oil is oleic acid, while in most
beneficial plant oils, oleic acid only contributes up to
40%. Olive oil is about 75% oleic acid, and sunflower is
about 20%. Oleic acid is linked to lower rates of
cardiovascular disease, neurological disease,
artherosclerosis, infections, and certain types of
cancer, and it helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
NUTRIENTS FOUND IN MORINGA:
Moringa is one of the few foods that contain chlorophyll
together with so many other nutrients. Chlorophyll is
often referred to as the 'blood of plants'. Studies have
shown that it supports liver function and detoxification
of the body.
Beta-sitosterol is a specific plant sterol which has
been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels and also
improve other blood lipid levels, bringing them to a
more normal range. Plant sterols like beta-sitosterol
are also proven to be very beneficial in preventing and
treating prostate enlargement due to aging, and have
been found to reduce the growth of prostate and colon
cancer cells. Beta-sitosterol also boosts the immune
system, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps
normalize blood sugar, supports the pancreas, helps to
heal ulcers and can alleviate cramps.
Biochemical analysis has revealed that the Moringa
leaves and leaf powder contain unusually high amounts of
plant hormones named cytokinins, such as zeatin and the
related dihyrozeatin. Scientists have found zeatin in
very low concentrations in plants, with zeatin
concentrations varying between .00002 mcg/g material to
.02 mcg/g. The zeatin concentration in Moringa leaves
gathered from various parts of the world was found to be
very high, between 5 mcg and 200 mcg/g material, or
thousands of times more concentrated than most plants
studied so far. Cytokinins function as plant hormones,
which are naturally occurring growth promoters and
factors that delay the process of aging in many plants.
In cultured human cells, cytokinins have proven to delay
biochemical modifications associated with aging. Zeatin
has potent antioxidant properties and has been shown to
protect the skin and increase the activity of known
anti-oxidant enzymes that naturally fight aging. It has
also been shown to protect animals against neuronal
toxicity induced by age specific factors, and in the
laboratory setting, to inhibit cancer cell growth and
induce their differentiation back into normal cells.
Moringa has extraordinary amounts of lutein.
100 g of leaves contain more than 70 mg, while the
recommended daily amount for the best protective
antioxidant activity is 5-20 mg for an adult. Lutein
promotes healthy eyes by reducing the risk of macular
Moringa leaves contain 0.5-1% caffeoylquinic acids,
coming very close to the content that makes artichokes
famous. Caffeoylquinic acids are antioxidants considered
to be choleretic (bile increasing which helps to digest
dietary fats), hepatoprotective (effective against
hepatitis and other liver diseases),
cholesterol-reducing, and diuretic.
beginnings is only part of what gives its soil its rich,
that covered the whole island just hundreds of years ago
has made Jamaica one of the most fertile landmasses in
the Caribbean. One of the main reasons that Jamaican
herbal plants have gained such notoriety is for the fact
that the climate and soil of Jamaica is very similar to
that of Cuba - where the world's best cigars are
produced. Since the warm climate and the rich soil is
what gives herbal plants its characteristics - within
its red mud - that contains praseodymium, cerium,
lanthanum, neodymium, samarium, and gadolinium. Science,
Technology, Energy & Mining Minister Philip Paulwell
said Japanese researchers believe they have found 'high
concentrations of rare-earth elements' in the country's
red mud or 'bauxite' Of St. Elizabeth.
Red Mud is
produced during the Bayer process - having a solid
concentration in the range of 10-30% pH in the range of
13 and high ionic strength. A chemical analysis would
reveal that RM contains silica, aluminum, iron, calcium,
titanium, as well as an array of minor constituents. And
this is why we have chosen Jamaica to grow our organic
products - you'll notice by its taste and texture the
difference it makes within seven days.
A. R. Hind, S. K.
Bhargava, Stephen C. Grocott, "The surface chemistry of
Bayer process solids: a review", Colloids and Surfaces A
:Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 146 (1999)