Drumstick

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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
  • Recipes with drumstick:

    1) Drumstick Toor Dal Curry
    Drumstick Toor Dal Curry
    2) Drumstick Paratha
    Drumstick Paratha
    3) Drumstick Stir Fry
    Drumstick Stir Fry
    4) Drumstick Soup
    Drumstick Soup
    5) Drumstick Pumpkin Fry
    Drumstick Pumpkin Fry

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