Nutritional assessment of Moringa (Moringa spp.) from Ghana, Senegal and Zambia

H. Rodolfo Juliani, Yudy Fonseca, Dan Acquaye, Halimu Malumo, Diatta Malainy, James E. Simon

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Abstract

The objective of this work was to asses the nutritional value of Moringa spp. leaves from Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Zambia, Ghana and Senegal. Our data showed that moringa leaves, can be used as nutritional supplements for malnourished people, particularly children and pregnant/lactating women in Sub-Saharan Africa. These findings also confirm and further support the use of moringa leaves as a plant-based affordable mechanism that can provide significant source of elements, particularly calcium, potassium and iron, proteins, and antioxidants to the diet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-484
Number of pages16
JournalACS Symposium Series
Volume1021
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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