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Friday 5 December 2014

Nutritional Value Of Moringa!(Popularly known as Zogale in the hausa speaking part of Nigeria)

Moringa is grown in some parts of Asia and Africa..Moringa tree which is also known as ''tree of life'' has been known to have various benefits and diverse uses,many call it a health booster, In some parts of Africa, where poverty and hunger is common,Moringa is given to the children to boost their growth and give them a healthy look,Moringa also arrests ageing and gives students a retentive memory,it reduces the blood pressure and aids good sleep...it also helps the body maintain its natural sugar level.. its oil contains protein which aids growth..
Moringa is called various names by various languages,
It's is called ZOGALE in Hausa,Oyibo in Igbo and Ewe Igbale in Yoruba. Moringa has been identified by traditional herbalists to cure about 300 sicknesses, it's seed produces Ben oil which is just for art,hair and lubricating of machineries.This oil can also be used as olive oil.
analysis made by the centre shows that Moringa leaves contain:

7 times the vitamin C in oranges

4 times the calcium in milk

4 times the vitamin A in carrots

2 times the protein in milk

3 times the potassium in bananas
 Much of the plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein,vitamin Avitamin Bvitamin C, and minerals. A 100-g portion of fresh moringa leaves has 9.3 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 flocculantand can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.
Moringa oleifera (seedpods), Maui, Kahului
If taken serious in Nigeria, Moringa can be one of the major sources of revenue as it has diverse uses and grows everywhere in Nigeria..Moringa tree is one of the rare gifs of God to man! So lets enjoy it's value..I had to research about this because it's a unique plant..we all should take note of it..

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