Drumstick

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Drumstick

Scientific Name :

Moringa Oleifera

Medicinal Value :

Drumstick and its leaves provides expectant mothers with necessary calcium, vitamins, zinc and iron. Calcium required for bone strengthening. Zinc plays vital role in hair-growth, spermatogenesis, and skin health. Iron alleviates anemia.

Nutrient Value :

Rich in B-complex vitamins like folates, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), B2, B3, Vitamin A, and vitamin C. Most of these vitamins functions as co-enzymes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. A good source of Calcium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, and magnesium.

Culinery and Other Values :

Prepared in various ways and often added in the sambar, a popular dish prepared in southern India. In Maharashtra, the drumstick pods are used in sweet & sour curries called Aamatee.

Glossary :

  • English : Drumstick
  • Tamil : Muringakkai
  • Malayalam : Muringakkaya / Muringakka
  • Telugu : Munnakaya / Munagakayalu / Mulaku Kada / Munaga
  • Kannada : Nuggekai
  • Hindi : Sajjan Ki Phalli / Saigan / Shinga / Segva / Sehijjan
  • Bengali : Sajane Dauta / Sajna Danta
  • Gujarati : Saragvani Shing / Saragavo / Suragavo
  • Konkani : Masingasaang / Moska Saang
  • Marathi : Shevaga / Sheng / Sheerenga
  • Oriya : Sajana Chhuin
  • Punjabi : Savonjna
  • Tulu : Nurge