Moringa seeds are one of the most nutritious foods out there, making them a superfood. There are many ways in which the seeds can be consumed and eaten raw or roasted in oil.
On this page, I don’t want to go too much into details, but there is a lot of scientific research behind Moringa, and here are some facts:
- Moringa Is Rich In Nutrients
- The Moringa Plant Combats Malnutrition
- Can Be Used for Water Purification
- Acts as an Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant
- Boosts Heart Health
- Moringa Supports Digestion
- May Help Fight Cancer
One cup (140 g) of moringa seeds contains:
- Calories = 37
- Carbohydrates = 8.5 g
- Protein = 2 g
- Fat = <1 g
- Vitamin C = 235% daily value
- Iron = 350% daily value
- Potassium = 13% daily value
- Magnesium = 28% daily value
- Calcium = 3% Daily Value
Note the exceptional amounts of iron (350% of daily value) and Vitamin C (235%).
- Moringa seeds also contain 19 of 22 amino acids, including all 9 essential amino acids, which your body can’t produce itself. This is similar to other well-known “superfoods” seeds like sunflower and chia seeds.
- Meanwhile, the pods are especially fibrous, which can help with digestive issues.
- Even with this impressive amount of nutrients, moringa is very low in calories.