In no other food like in Moringa are there are so many vital substances in such elevated concentrations and in such optimal compositions.
Moringa makes all the difference.
In a series of assessments at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife), the Red Moringa trees of this region were analysed by taking samples of the dry powder of the tree. The data of the Tenerife Moringas was not only superior to the Moringa samples from other regions, but also greater than in any studies found to Moringa (see details below).
The Moringa leaf powder is well known for its high content of polyphenols. These function as antioxidants and free radicals. Free radicals and oxidative stress develop from negative environmental effects, stress, intense workouts and hyperacidity. As well they are the cause of many illnesses.
The leaf powder of our Red Moringas has a spectacular polyphenol content of 4.3 g – a 400% higher polyphenol content compared to other Moringas from other countries. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test also reveal the content of antioxidants. Additionally in this red leaf powder were found an ORAC data of up to 115,000 TE μmol/100g. Compared to the phenomenal goji berries which reach only 25,000 ORAC points and are top of the world data, our product is way higher in value.
As well our Red Moringa (selection) contains 904 mg Vitamin C per 100g Moringa Powder. According to findings the Moringa powder contains 17-27 mg Vitamin C. The Moringa of Tenerife contains 33 times more Vitamin C than the normal content.
But why is this difference so significant?
Quality Difference Part I: Climate, Soil and Environment
We have asked the Botanical Institute in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) why this difference is so significant. The high value of vitamins and polyphenols of the Moringa plant is caused by the climate of Tenerife. Hot desert winds, sand, dust blown from the African Sahara paired with the extreme strong influence of the sun in this 28 degree latitude make the Moringa plants adjust to the extreme circumstances. The plant protects itself from strong winds, light and food enemies. The result is a higher proportion of vitamins (especially Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene and, to a lesser extent Vitamin A), and polyphenols and also mustard seed oil glycosides. All these nutrients have a big influence in the nutrition of humans.
Besides the climate, the different soil of different growing areas also has an influence on the quality of Moringa. The nutrient rich volcanic earth and the outstanding location of Tenerife in the middle of the Atlantic, 100 km away from contamination heavy industry and air pollution, help the plants to grow fast and without any contamination.
Quality Difference Part II: Cultivation, Processing and Quality Management
In addition to the stated environmental influences, which are almost impossible to be changed or affected by humankind, is the cultivation, processing and the resulting quality which we provide.
Where is the difference? What make Moringa Garden better?
More results and effects in detail:
Essential amino acids have to be adopted through food because our body cannot produce them. In the findings about Maringa it is said it contains 18 amino acids. In the Moringa of Tenerife it has been proven that all 20 amino acids were found, which is spectacular for a plant. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins (important for our muscles and immune system). The importance of the variety of amino acids is tremendous. If there is one amino acid missing the protein cannot be build up and is eliminated completely.
Very high values (9595 IJQ/100g) of carotinoide is found in the Moringa, also called retinol equivalents. Many illnesses such as arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, Parkinson’s, blindness and even skin aging can be prevented. Most of them appear as antioxidants. The anticancer effect of the carotinoide derives from the functional communication between the cells. In our eyes, skin, liver and fat tissue there is a higher concentration of the carotinoide than other tissues. As well as for the other secondary plant substances the carotinoide is recommended not to be taken as an extracted, high concentrated supplement, but as a natural combination with other nutrition ingredients. The use of high concentration of supplements has been known to cause health problems.
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
Spectacular values were found of lutein with 259 mg/kg and Zeaxanthin with 14 mg/kg. These substances are important for a regular eye function and maintaining healthy vision. You will find them most in the retina of our eye, in the so called macula (yellow stain). These substances probably function as natural protection, because the retina with its high oxidant-sensitive fatty acids is very susceptible to the attack of free radicals.
Chlorophyll is in our Moringa leaf powder with its surprising 270/mg per 100g. It is important in the supplement of oxidants in the functional efficiency of our lungs and body. The molecule of the chlorophyll contains magnesium which makes our muscles, nerves strong and as well it is important for a healthy cardiovascular system. It has an antibacterial effect and disables anaerobic bacteria.
The Phytohormone Zeatin is 1000 times more in the Moringa compared to other plants. It enriches the cell growth and the cell partition, the nutrient transformation and the energy transport. Zeatin is very important for the application and reception of vital substances such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It increases the bio-disposability up to ten times. Zeatin brings the vital substances for health prophylaxis and cell partition to the exact place in our body where they are needed, where is deficient, and brings them to the cells.
The quality cultivation in the Moringa Garden as well the optimal climate of Tenerife makes our Moringa especially valuable. Moringa from the Moringa Garden in Tenerife – a supplement which should be part of your daily nutrition.
A summary of the ingredients of our Moringa leaf powder can be found at:
Translated from German by Dr. Markus Paul Forster (Quality Manager Moringa Garden Tenerife)