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Health Benefits of Eating Moringa Seeds

Updated on May 11, 2012
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Moringa Oleifera

Moringa oleifera is also called benzolive tree, west indian ben, or drumstick tree.

Moringa pods, bark, flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, and seeds are all useful. All of them contain various valuable nutrients, antioxidants, as well as amino acids. Because of that this plant have various benefits to us humans.

Here we will talk about moringa oleifera seeds, or what is usually called moringa seeds. Moringa seeds is developed inside the moringa pods produced by the tree.

These moringa seeds is full of nutrients and also can be easily digested. Moringa seeds contain a good amount of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, as well as iron. Actually moringa seeds has more amount of vitamin compared with various food that is claimed a prime source of them such as oranges, carrots, and milk. These vitamins provide a great benefits for us.

Moringa seeds have numerous benefits for us since it is full of nutrients and antioxidants. It is able to be eaten as supplement substitute, as it is really full of nutrient and completely natural. It is also able to make your minor injuries like bruises, cut, or even burns heal faster because of the nutrients it has.

Immature pods usually steamed and served as vegetable. Matured pods usually shelled, producing moringa seeds. These moringa seeds then consumed like peas or perhaps roasted like nuts for a nutritious snack.

Moringa seeds also used to produce valuable moringa oil. After moringa seeds harvested, it is being pressed to produce those valuable moringa oil. Moringa seeds able to provide up to 40% moringa oil by its weight. Moringa oil is really rich in nutrients, it is often used in for health & beauty products.

Producing moringa oil, the extraction of moringa oil leaves equally valuable moringa seed cake. These moringa seed cake is grounded into a powder and then these seed cake is used for water purification, clearing up bacteria. Water purification using moringa seed cake can effectively eliminate water's turbidity/cloudiness and bacteria.

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      K.Sefah,Germany-Berlin 9 months ago

      is very good.if you have constipation chew some seed overnite and you will see the results.

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      olorunsola betty 11 months ago

      is moringa seed roasted one good to drink pap

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      Sadiya AA 3 years ago

      Very beneficial and indeed a multi-purpose medicine for all human problems.

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      Loyce 3 years ago

      Moringa Seed rocks! it's benefits can never be over emphasized. A most for all and sundry :)

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      Kathy 3 years ago

      Just came from Africa and came back with a large ziplock bag filled with those seeds, and loving it.

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      victor 4 years ago

      can i eat uncooked one

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      Mahesh Mohan 4 years ago from India

      useful hub ......... Voted up.........

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      Kojak 4 years ago

      Well, I tasted Moringa seed for the first time in Nigeria as a friend of mine introduced it to me last week and I must confess that my BP dropped instantly to 119/76 which is likeable to the BP of a 16 year old boy and I am in my late 40! I stand to see all other health benefits it will give me if I should continue to use it for the next 6 months.

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      Stanley 4 years ago

      Thanks for this great healthcare information, now I can start making use of moringa seed since they are much available around my locality.

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      nonie 5 years ago

      Im so glad and happy my girlfriend brought me alots of moringa seeds i have a diabetes type 2 i hope its help me to cure my diabetes. thankz a lots god bless.

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      thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

      Thanks for re-assuring me that moringa seeds are edible to eat.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      I've never heard about moringa until now. I can see it does contain many healthy nutrients from what I've read. Thank you for the info.

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      James William 5 years ago

      @Jewel of course you can, I like roasted though :)

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      Jewel 5 years ago

      can i eat the seeds raw? i have a moringa tree in my backyard

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      Gary Eby 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Great healthcare tips and information. Good writing too. Thanks for following me. Aloha....Gary.

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      Goldentvmemories 5 years ago from London.

      I'd never heard of them before. Interesting stuff. :-)

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      Igorscott 5 years ago from Norwich

      I might try moringa seeds at some point.

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      Steve Andrews 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      An interesting hub because I have never heard of moringa seeds before. Thanks for sharing this info! Voted up and tagged as interesting!

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I've never heard of Moringa seeds but I'm glad to learn that it has many health benefits. Where can you find them?

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I had never heard of this either. Thanks for teaching me something new.

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      James William 5 years ago

      @Gus it's not that costly, despite the benefits they give, the price is really cheap, you can get 50 seeds for as low as 5 bucks.

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      Gustave Kilthau 5 years ago from USA

      azurevon - Thanks for introducing me to something new. It was helpful of you to provide a source for this product. Those seeds would have to be super-good tasting, really large, or the best food on earth however - they are very costly judging by the advertising you provided with the article.

      Gus :-)))

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      annaw 5 years ago from North Texas

      Very interesting hub, thank you for sharing another alternative to prescription medications with more serious side effects than benefits and cost a months pay for the working poor - that is an exaggeration but you get my point.Very interesting and useful hub. Welcome to hub pages and thank you very much for the follow.

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Interesting! lily

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      James William 5 years ago

      @MarleneB I think finding those seeds in the U.S. is a bit difficult. However, if you want to get it online, you could find them on Amazon.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I have never heard of these seeds. I like the benefits you shared. Where can I find them here in the U.S.? Great hub, by the way.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Hi! Great hub. I remembered when I was kid, we always have Moringa plant in our house because we always need the seeds. I used to get the white soft something inside of that seeds and flaten it with a pestle. Then my grandma would eat it I guess. She said it's a cure for high blood. so then, unknowing, I always store those seeds for her.

      The leaves are great source for Iron, every pregnant women here used to eat lots of Moringa plant, on a soup or with mixed vegies.

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      Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

      We, Filipinos, have another name for Moringa, it's malunggay. Its leaves and elongated fruits are cooked as vegetables. Its roots and pounded seeds are boiled and made into concoctions for herbal cure of arthritis and rheumatism. Now I have added use for moringa- water purifier. Thanks for sharing.

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      MazioCreate 5 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      Thank you for brining to my attention something that appears to be very beneficial. Like others making comments I have never heard of this seed before reading your hub. I'm now on a quest to see if I can get some in my local health store. Voted up and very interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      very interesting I have never heard of this.. thanks for sharing

      Debbie

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Interesting article, thanks for the introduction to these seeds.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is new info to me too. I will look for them. Up!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      I'll have to hunt down some moringa seeds!

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      James William 5 years ago

      @naimishika good to know you get something new :D

      @anndavis25 Thanks, I'll think about it :D

      @Vinodkpillai Yes :D as you said moringa seed cake is great for water purification

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      Vinodkpillai 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      You have highlighted all the important benefits of moringa which is a common ingredient in South Indian cuisine. There is one other application of moringa that is proving to be very useful in Africa - Moringa seeds can be crushed and added to contaminated water to destroy 90% germs and reduce turbidity thus making it reasonably potable. Amazing tree!

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      never heard of it. Now I have. I'll do some research.

      Welcome to hubs. You should have some interesting hubs on health.

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      James William 5 years ago

      You should try eating them, it taste good ( very sweet in odd way )

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very interesting share, an addition to my knowledge, keep sharing

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      Steve Wright 5 years ago from Norwich, England

      This is a very interesting hub, I had not even heard of Moringa seeds before today. Thanks and voted up