Moringa: Vegetarian Protein Source

For those looking for a vegetarian protein source, moringa is exceptional. In fact, it is a complete protein source. It has all nine essential amino acids. From personal experience, I have noticed many benefits to integrating moringa into my diet. Gram for gram, moringa goes a long way.

Values below are per 100 g edible portion of fresh Moringa leaves, and 18 to 30g of dry moringa leaf powder or 3 to 4 tablespoons.

Vitamin A (carotene)
Moringa: 6780 mcg

Carrots: 1890 mcg

Vitamin C
Moringa: 220 mg

Oranges: 30 mg

Calcium
Moringa: 440 mg

Cow’s milk: 120 mg

Potassium
Moringa: 259 mg

Bananas: 88 mg

Protein
Moringa: 6.7 g

Cow’s milk: 3.2 g

Other contents:
Fat: 1.7 g
Minerals: 2.3 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Carbohydrates: 12.5 g
Energy: 92 Kcal
Phosphorous: 70 mg
Iron: 0.85 mg
Thiamin (B1): 0.06 mg
Riboflavin (B2): 0.05 mg
Niacin (B3): 0.8 mg
Copper: 0.07 mg
Magnesium: 42 mg
Zinc: 0.16 mg

source: Gopalan C, BV Rama Sastri and SC Balasubramanian. Nutritive value of Indian foods. Hyderabad, India: (National Institute of Nutrition), 1971 (revised and updated by B.S. Narasinga Rao, Y.G. Deosthale, and K.C. Pant, 1989).

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