Moringa oleifera in malnutrition: A comprehensive review. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Moringa Oleifera in Malnutrition: A Comprehensive Review.
Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2019 Nov 5. Epub 2019 Nov 5. PMID: 31692437
Bilal Sajid Mushtaq
Nutritional deficiency is a major concern in developing countries resulting in serious health consequences like mental and physical growth retardation. Moringa oleifera(Moringa), a nutritious plantgrowing in tropical regions of developing countries, is a candidate for overcoming nutritional deficiency. Moringa leaves are rich in protein including Sulphur containing amino acids.It contains high amounts of vitamin C than oranges, higher concentration of vitamin A than carrots, higher calcium content than milk and more potassium than bananas. Moreover, there is 9 times more iron in moringa than spinach, 4 times more fiber than oat. This review is enlightening and exploring the nutritional diversification of Moringa oleifera and other benefits which make it a better choice to use in our daily diet to combat the situation of malnutrition.