We know that Moringa leaves are not only rich in protein (28g / 100g dry powder), but that this protein source is also of high value to the human body. It contains all essential amino acids including those containing Sulphur (Cystein & Methionine).
Moringa protein has a far higher value than any other plant protein. A comparison with whey protein – used by bodybuilders and other people who work out on a high level – shows that Moringa can easily compete with high-value animal protein. Particularly impressive is Moringa’s high content of branched chained amino acids (BCAA), which are rarely found in plant proteins and are required for muscle growth during exercise.
Moringa leaf-powder is an ideal protein supplement for vegetarians, vegans and people who regularly work out.
Vitamins & Minerals
Our main nutrients are proteins, carbohydrates and fats, but our body also needs little helpers to support our metabolism and prevent sicknesses. These are vitamins and minerals. The hectic pace of our daily lives sometimes does not allow us to eat in a conscious way that provides us with sufficient vitamins and minerals. We therefore rely on supplements.
Moringa leaf powder is a natural supplement that has been known for ages and used for its benefits. This is despite the fact that most westerners have never heard of Moringa. In Southern India it is said that no meal is complete without Moringa.
Moringa leaf powder is very rich in vitamins and minerals:
Rich Source of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Rich Source of natural plant calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur, copper and iron.
A German phrase says that we need Luft und Liebe – love and air. Without oxygen we cannot survive. At the same time we know that oxygen is a highly reactive agent, scientifically speaking: It forms radicals.
These radicals are molecules that have the potential of damaging parts of the cell, including our DNA. As scientific evidence suggests these radicals are responsible for ageing, as well as cancer.
Antioxidants are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules, protecting our bodies from the damaging effects of radicals. Antioxidants help slowing down the ageing process.
Moringa leaf powder contains a wide range of antioxidants. In fact, there is no other known food source that contains more. That’s higher than baobab, pomegranate and the highly acclaimed acai berry! Moringa is your key to long-lasting youthful skin!
For more insights into the scientific research that has been done about Moringa, check out the Moringa facts section of our blog:
As part of africrops!’ fair trade philosophy, africrops! only buys Moringa from small-scale farmers. These are located in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia and often form small networks, which work together and process the Moringa together in one place. The small-scale farmers cultivate Moringa in pristine areas in which have never been exposed to chemicals […]
Iron deficiency or anemia is very common among people, in particular women. The reasons behind it can be manifold. In most cases the main reason for Iron deficiency is a poor diet. Most iron-rich nutritional sources are animalistic, such as meat and liver. Usually the content and bioavailability of iron from plant sources is lower. For […]
Did you know that there have been certain studies to show that the use of synthetic vitamins and minerals may CAUSE natural deficiencies rather than provide nutritional benefits? Or that prolonged use of synthetic vitamins and minerals can imitate the harmful actions of drug use? Our body has been programmed for millions of years to […]
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More and more often Moringa and the plant hormone Zeatin are linked to anti-aging or the slowing down of aging processes in the human body. What is the truth behind these claims? Zeatine belongs to the group of the Cytokinines and is found in plants. Zeatine is a so-called Phytohormone. A look at the greek […]
written by Heinrich Heinrichs PhD In April 2014, an article was published in the scientific online journal PLOS ONE with the title “Soluble Extract from Moringa oleifera Leaves with New Anticancer Activity”. This article is freely available online via: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0095492 There is no doubt about the unmatched properties of Moringa in terms of its nutritional […]
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When taking Moringa it provides a noticeable energy boost within a few minutes. At the same time Moringa can fact support restful sleep when taken before going to bed. So how does it do it? The first thing to note is that Moringa is caffeine free. The energy boost we experience therefore feels different than […]