A review of scientific results on uses of moringa-based leaf products

C. Waterman, J.W. Fahey, M. Olson
As the increase in sale and consumption of moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf-based products continues to grow, there is a need to review current scientific research, increase understanding of moringa's potential health benefits, share current knowledge on processing that effects beneficial components, and caution against unwarranted health claims. This review examines the three main uses of moringa leaves in human diets including vitamin and mineral content, high-quality dietary protein, and glucosinolate (isothiocyanate) content and potential benefits. For each use the authors provide background information and scientific research supporting the potential benefits, recommend types of processing to provide maximal concentrations of interested components, and discuss moringa products and claims that may or may not align with current scientific knowledge or realistic dosages for the desired benefits.
Waterman, C., Fahey, J.W. and Olson, M. (2021). A review of scientific results on uses of moringa-based leaf products. Acta Hortic. 1306, 121-134
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1306.15
health benefits, health claims, protein, isothiocyanates

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