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Abstract Title:

Moringa Oleifera in Malnutrition: A Comprehensive Review.

Abstract Source:

Curr Drug Discov Technol. 2019 Nov 5. Epub 2019 Nov 5. PMID: 31692437

Abstract Author(s):

Bilal Sajid Mushtaq, Muhammad Bilal Hussain, Rabia Omer, Hafiz Ahmad Toor, Marwa Waheed, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Plygun Sergey, Mojtaba Heydari

Article Affiliation:

Bilal Sajid Mushtaq

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.

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