Drumstick Leaves

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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 :
Used in dals, kormas and sambhars. They are often fried with eggs. They are added to variety of curry dishes. Drumstick leaves can also be used to garnish salads and curries.

GLOSSARY :
English : Drumstick Leaves
Tamil : Murunga Ilai
Malayalam : Muringa Ela
Telugu : Mulaga Akulu
Kannada : Nugge Yele
Hindi : Saijan Patta
Bengali : Sajna Sag
Gujarati : Saragavo
Marathi : Shevaga Pan
Oriya : Sajna Sag

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