Biochemical and functional properties of Moringa oleifera leaves and their potential as a functional food

  title={Biochemical and functional properties of Moringa oleifera leaves and their potential as a functional food},
  author={Sobhy A. El Sohaimy and Gamal M Hamad and Sameh E. Mohamed and Mohamed Hamdy Amar and Rashad Rizk Al-Hindi},
BACKGROUND: Moringa is a tree of a not well-understood plant since it has not been fully studied all over the world. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to evaluate the chemical as well as functional properties of the Egyptian Moringa oleifera leaves. Such leaves can be used as a functional food ingredient in the food and pharmaceutical applications. RESULTS: The proximate analysis showed that moringa leaves are rich in: fiber, protein, carbohydrate and energy contents (11.23±0.16, 9.38… CONTINUE READING


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