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Antioxidant Content of Moringa Oleifera and Its Common Names
If you read ourearlier article on Malunggay you
may have noticed that I use several different names to refer to the same plant.
To be honest that is for two reasons. One, M. Oleifera is now found over much
of the world and has many common names, which I use interchangeably to help
people recognize the plant and two, it makes the search engines happy to see
the different names used.
Not being mercenary, but I have to play the game a little or
no one will ever see what I write, sorry.
So, in the interest of making Google smile and trying to
avoid any future confusion over the name here is as complete a list, of the
common names of Moringa Oleifera, as I have been able to compile. I’m afraid
these are just the English versions of the various names used as any attempt to
cover all of its names in all languages would require a book. If you have any
to add, please leave a comment at the bottom to help us all expand our
Common Names for Moringa Oleifera
·Ben Oil Tree
And probably a hundred more.
Antioxidant Content of Moringa Oleifera
Laboratories, recently performed an independent study, (in-vitro) to test the
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (or ORAC value score) of Moringa.
For those unfamiliar with the terms, the ORAC value is the clinically
accepted measurement of antioxidants in foods and supplements and Antioxidants
are compounds which actively destroy free-radicals in your system.
This helps prevent cellular damage that is believed, by Medical Experts,
to be the main contributor to:
·Cardio Pulmonary Diseases
·And a variety of other diseases
With an astounding score of 157,000 umole TE/100g
(hydrophilic and lipophilic), Moringa made all the other supposedly antioxidant
Superfoods look like toddlers playing in the NBA.
Here are is a look at how its closest competitors matched
·Matcha Tea- 134,000,
·Green Tea- 1, 240
Not much of a contest when you look at the numbers.
Question, comments, if you are interested in growing your own
Moringa trees or would like sources for teas, just send me a message through
the contact form at the top of the page or leave a comment below.