Moringa Pod Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-08-11

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Moringa Pod


Overview of Moringa Pod Nutrition

Scientific Name: Moringa oleifera


Order: Brassicales


Family: Moringaceae


Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is also called drumstick tree. The name drumstick tree comes from its drumstick-shaped pods. Moringa is native to India and is grown around the world. Nearly every part of the tree is edible and has medicinal properties, but the leaves and pods are most commonly used. The pods are used in Asian cuisine. Moringa pods are low in minerals but higher in vitamin C compared to Moringa leaves. An amount of 100 g of moringa pods contains 141.00 mg or 235% daily value (DV) of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that boosts the body's immune response to combat infections. It helps to protect the body's cells and may be important for maintaining a healthy immune system. Because vitamin C also plays a role in stimulating collagen production, it is beneficial for skin and connective tissue health. Moringa pods are low in calories (2% DV) but high in dietary fiber (13% DV), so it helps with digestion and may be important for heart health. When moringa pods are young and tender (at around six inches [about 15 cm] in length), the entire pods are edible. Fresh Moringa pods are a popular ingredient in vegetable curries.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 37 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 8.53 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.20 g 13%
Sugars - g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.20 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.10 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.00 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
- g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
- g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
- g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
- g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
- g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
- g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 2.10 g 4%
  • Tryptophan
- g
  • Threonine
- g
  • Isoleucine
- g
  • Leucine
- g
  • Lysine
- g
  • Methionine
- g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
- g
  • Tyrosine
- g
  • Valine
- g
  • Arginine
- g
  • Histidine
- g
  • Alanine
- g
  • Aspartic Acid
- g
  • Glutamic Acid
- g
  • Glycine
- g
  • Proline
- g
  • Serine
- g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 141.00 mg 235%
Thiamin 0.05 mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.07 mg 4%
Niacin 0.62 mg 3%
Pantothenic Acid 0.79 mg 8%
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg 6%
Folate, total 44.00 mg 11%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
44.00 mcg
Choline - mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 74.00 IU 1%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
4.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
- mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
- mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
- mcg
Lycopene - mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin - mcg
Vitamin E, total - IU -
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - mcg -
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 30.00 mg 3%
Iron 0.36 mg 2%
Magnesium 45.00 mg 11%
Phosphorus 50.00 mg 5%
Potassium 461.00 mg 13%
Sodium 42.00 mg 2%
Zinc 0.45 mg 3%
Copper 0.08 mg 4%
Manganese 0.26 mg 13%
Selenium 0.70 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 88.20 g
Ash 0.97 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.