Moringa Leaf Powder | The Apothecary Egypt
Qualities: The moringa leaf is considered to be a powerful antioxidant and have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects on the body. Some observe that it can provide both a sustained energy boost as well as be soothing enough to be used as a sleeping aid.
Based on nutrition analyses, it appears that moringa leaves may be one of the most nutrient-dense raw whole foods on the earth, containing many important trace minerals (Ca, Mg, K, Cu, Fe), vitamins (A, B, C, and E), fiber, and protein. Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far identified, and a comparable quality to that of soy (but without the allergic sensitivities known to be associated with soy protein), as it is one of very few plants that contain all eight essential amino acids.
In comparison with other foods, various parts of Moringa oleifera have more iron than spinach (5.3-28.2 mg vs 2.7 mg in spinach), more vitamin C than oranges (120-220 mg vs 69.7 mg per orange), and more potassium than bananas (1324 mg vs 422 mg per banana).
Common use: The powder has a mild, earthy flavour and is commonly added to smoothies and juices. It can also be brewed as tea by adding one to two teaspoons to boiling water. Topically, moringa powder can be made into a paste and used to reduce glandular swelling or as a skin antiseptic.