Moringa, the miracle tree

Moringa, the miracle tree

Moringa: Every house in Haiti needs one in the back yard... Here are some nutritional content of Moringa, the miracle tree:

Much of the plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and minerals. 100g of fresh Moringa leaves have 8.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 μg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.

Feeding the high protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%.

The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid, while degreased meal is 61% protein.

The defatted meal is a flocculant and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.

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