Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Nutrient analysis and development of products in drumstick leaves
S Yegambal and A Swarnalatha
native to India grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The local language name is Drumstick tree or Murungai tree. This miracle tree had prominent health properties, it is widely cultivated because of its nutritional values. The leaves of this tree are used to treat malnutrition also helps for secretions of breast milk in lactating mothers. The use of moringa leaves as a cure for type II diabetic as well as for cancer because of its photochemical and antioxidants presence. Overall sensory quality indicated that the snacks had acceptable textural attributes and improved nutritional profile. It is possible to develop a ready-to-eat convenience food product with good functional and nutritional properties using pre-treated moringa leaf. Moringa is rich in nutrition owing to the presence of a variety of essential phytochemicals present in its leaves, pods and seeds. In fact, moringa is said to provide 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 17 times more calcium than milk, 9 times more protein than yoghurt, 15 times more potassium than bananas and 25 times more iron than spinach. Moringa improves body metabolism. The nutrient benefits in Moringa provide a gentle nudge over time to improve the body's metabolic processes because of critical nutrients. The Moringa plant provides the nutrient benefits that so many diets lack. Moringa leaves have many health benefits. For instance, the moringa leaf can boost your immunity, strengthen your bones, treat erectile dysfunction, treat Alzheimer’s disease, decrease liver damage, prevent constipation, relieve menstrual pain, and boost libido.
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S Yegambal and A Swarnalatha. Nutrient analysis and development of products in drumstick leaves. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1173-1176.