Moringa – An Amazing Tree of Life
The Moringa tree is one of the most incredible plants ever encountered. This may sound sensationalist, but Moringa’s nutritional and medicinal properties have the potential to end malnutrition, starvation, as well as prevent and heal many diseases and maladies worldwide. Moringa is truly a miracle plant, and a divine gift for the nourishing and healing of man. This plant has so many uses and special features. This is the result of our research on Moringa. From many books, research papers, videos and many websites. Moringacare has distilled the best and most useful information from all of these sources in order to save you the reader from having to wade through all of the information out there about Moringa.
Moringa is the sole genus in the fl‑owering plant family Moringaceae. The genus Moringa in turn is made up of 13 species. The species most common, and which is the main subject of this website. The species called “Moringa Oleifera.” Moringa Oleifera is found in many tropical and sub-tropical regions. Moringa can be grown in the even the harshest and driest of soils, where barely anything else will grow. In fact, one of the nicknames of Moringa is “never die” due to its incredible ability to survive harsh weather and even drought.
“All parts of the Moringa tree are edible and have long been consumed by humans.”
(Jed W. Fahey)
The most incredible thing about Moringa is the amount of nutritional and medicinal chemicals and compounds found in this plant. The chart below will give you a quick view of some of the notable nutrients contained in this plant.
Organic Moringa Oleifera’s Nutritional Strength
25 Times the Iron of Spinach.
Iron is necessary for many body functions including the formation of haemoglobin and brain development function.
15 Times the Potassium of Bananas
Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the brain and nerves.
17 Times the Calcium of Milk
Calcium builds strong bones and teeth and helps in preventing osteoporosis.
10 Times the vitamin A of Carrots.
Acts as a shield against a variety of diseases, eg. eye, skin, heart disease, and diarrhoea
1/2 Times the vitamin C of Oranges.
Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and fights infectious disease such as colds and flu.
9 Times the Protein of Yoghurt.
Protein is necessary for maintaining healthy muscles, skin, hair nails and brain cells.
As seen in the chart above, not only does Moringa contain vitamin A, vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Protein, it contains it in high amounts that are easily digested and assimilated by the human body. The chart above highlights some of the commonly known nutrients needed by the human body…
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Resources – Additional Reading
Moringa: Superfood for the Hungry
By Lloyd Phillips, Farmer’s Weekly
A KZN husband and wife team are growing and distributing the highly nutritious Moringa tree amongst the poorest of the poor.
Brian and Jenny are intent on propagating and distributing thousands of saplings to the residents of the Valley of a Thousand Hills. (Photo: Lloyd Phillips)
Little could have prepared Brian and Jenny Scott for the hard work that would follow their retirement from their respective corporate jobs. The two had envisaged a fairly relaxed lifestyle, using their new-found freedom to conduct Christian outreach to the many impoverished residents of KwaZulu-Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Growing And Agro-Processing Of Moringa Oleifera With Commercial Potential In South Africa
Moringa oleifera plant primarily is globally used for its medicinal and nutritional benefits. Its leaves contain more vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas and more protein than eggs and milk, whilst ben oil extracted from Moringa oleifera seeds has anti-inflammatory elements. Thus, more applications of Moringa oleifera are being explored in other industries such as the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, animal feed and water treatment industries.
The research study on the agricultural development of Moringa oleifera in South Africa was initiated under the Agro-Processing Competitiveness Fund (APCF) by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) after a response to an EOI by Luhlaza-ISS on undertaking the study. The primary objective of the research study was to investigate formalising trading of Moringa oleifera and investigate viability for commercialising Moringa oleifera in South Africa. The research study was undertaken over a period of two years in different work packages that are summarised below under different chapters in this report.
Chapter 1 – Literature Review
Chapter 2: Situational Analysis (Moringa oleifera in a South African context)
Chapter 3: Sampling and Chemical Analysis
Chapter 4: Industry Analysis
Chapter 5: Market Analysis
Chapter 6: Economic Analysis
Chapter 7: Conclusion and recommendations
Farmvest Seals Moringa Contract, Seeks Partnership With Local Farmers And Private Sector
The Global Moringa Market is currently a $5.8 Billion Market growing at over 9% per year and it is estimated to be a $10 Billion market by 2025. The market is driven by several factors such as a growing need for nutritional supplements, improving health awareness among people and shifting focus towards organic medication and with current events happening in the World like the rapid spread of Covid 19 has encouraged people to re-evaluate their lifestyles and diets.
Introduction to moringa tree
These tiny leaves could save millions of lives
India’s ancient tradition of ayurveda says the leaves of the Moringa tree prevent 300 diseases. Modern science confirms the basic idea.
Scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value.
How to Grow Moringa
Finding Moringa Seeds
Other Uses of Moringa
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