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Moringa Oleifera in Malnutrition: A Comprehensive Review

Author(s):

Bilal Sajid Mushtaq*, Muhammad Bilal Hussain, Rabia Omer, Hafiz Ahmad Toor, Marwa Waheed, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Plygun Sergey and Mojtaba Heydari   Pages 1 - 9 ( 9 )

Abstract:


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.

Keywords:

Moringaoleifera, malnutrition, medicinal plant, traditional medicine, nutritional diversification, developing countries

Affiliation:

School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu, Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Institute of Home and Food Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Laboratory of Biocontrol and Antimicrobial Resistance, Orel State University Named After I.S.Turgenev, 302026 Orel, Laboratory of Biocontrol and Antimicrobial Resistance, Orel State University Named After I.S.Turgenev, 302026 Orel, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz



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