Moringa leaf contains a “complete” protein because it contains all 9 of the “essential amino acids”. These are the amino acids that your body can not produce on its own and must obtain from food. And these amino acids are not common in plants. However, Moringa oleifera leaves contain between 5 to 11 times more of each of these amino acids than cow’s milk and 3 to 4 times the amino acids found in tofu and other soy products.
Moringa oleifera leaf powder is about 25% protein which, according to Dr. Monica Marcu, researcher, is unusually high for a plant.
In addition to its high protein content, Moringa contains many vitamins (high levels of Vit. A, C, and E), minerals, and amino acids. Similarly, it contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols,and ascorbic acid in the leaves, flowers, and seeds. Moringa reduces inflammation. It also helps to reduce symptoms of diabetes and protects the cardiovascular system. And Moringa also supports brain health, protects the liver, contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.