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Review Article

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

Volume 18 , Issue 2 , 2021

Published on: 05 November, 2019

Page: [235 - 243] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1570163816666191105162722

Price: $65

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 plant growing 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, a 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 and 4 times more fiber than oats. This review enlightens and explores the nutritional diversification of Moringa oleifera and other benefits which make it a better choice to use in our daily diet to combat malnutrition.

Keywords: Moringaoleifera, malnutrition, medicinal plant, traditional medicine, nutritional diversification, developing countries.

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