moringa: the world’s most nutrient-rich source of plant protein
MORINGA OLEIFERA is a tree native to the Himalayas that has been cultivated for thousands of years for medicinal and nutritional purposes.
The leaves of the moringa tree are the world’s most nutrient-rich source of plant protein, containing 92 distinct nutrients and all nine essential amino acids — including methionine and cysteine — compounds rarely found in plants. Moringa leaves can be consumed fresh, dried, or powdered.
HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT...
Moringa has long been prized by diverse healing traditions, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for :
reducing inflammation (36 anti-inflammatory compounds)
increasing energy (proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E & minerals calcium, potassium, iron, folate & magnesium)
boosting immunity and preventing free radical cell damage (46 antioxidants, isothiocyanate, flavonoids)
reducing blood sugar levels (fibers, quercetin-3-glucoside)
Learn more about the scientific studies on moringa.
Low in calories, fat and sodium, free of cholesterol and saturated fat, moringa is rich in both micro- and macronutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and potent antioxidants.
HEALTH FROM THE OUTSIDE IN...
With a high oleic acid content of 72%, moringa oil penetrates very deeply into the skin, delivering vital nutrients and helping to retain moisture.
Moringa oil's antioxidants and nutrients help fight free radical damage that can cause skin tissue damage and lead to the formation of wrinkles.
The compounds in moringa oil stabilize collagen and reduce inflammation associated with eczema and psoriasis.
Moringa contains cell growth-promoting plant hormones known as cytokinins, including zeatin, which protect against the destruction of skin tissues.
HEALTH FROM THE GROUND UP.
Because of its low water requirements and fast growing cycle — moringa can be harvested only four months after planting, and every 30 days thereafter — moringa is ideally suited to combat malnutrition in drought-prone areas. With higher yields per acre than corn, rice and wheat, and deep roots that help stabilize and enrich soils, moringa is most deserving of its moniker the giving tree.
Read more about how nutu is leveraging the power of moringa to improve lives across West Africa.