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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Drumstick Nutritional Benefits


Drumstick Nutritional Benefits:

Drumstick plants known as Moringa oleifera scientifically and it is
grown and found in the backyard of almost all homes in South India,
belongs to the family of Moringaceae. Drumstick plants are extensively
cultivated commercially in the sub tropical, tropical and semi arid
regions of the World, especially in the States of India and generally
found and cultivated in Africa, Middle East and in other parts of the
world for its therapeutic, nutritional and medicinal properties. The
Drumstick plant leaves, drumsticks are used as vegetable, while seeds
are used for the treatment of health disorders.

Nutritional profile of Drumstick is as follows: Drumstick comprises of
proteins, carbohydrates, fats and dietary fiber in smaller proportions
and it contains many essential vitamins namely, Vitamin B complex
constituents such as riboflavin, choline, thiamin, nicotinic acid,
Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, and minerals such as sulphur, copper, iron,
calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and Vital amino acids such
as tryptophan, lysine, leucine, histidine, methionine, threonine,
valine, phenylalanine, arginine, and isoleucine, which all contribute
to provide better health and prevent many health disorders.

Drumstick nutritional benefits; every part of the drumstick plant
provides nutritional, health and medicinal benefits due to the presence
of vital phytonutrients and phytochemicals. For its well known
nutritional and medicinal qualities, Health Care Professionals
recommended this as vegetable food source, and its seeds, bark are used
for treating health disorders from ancient times. Drumstick leaves
improve bone health and strengthens skeletal system due to the rich
content of Calcium and helps to remove impurities from blood due to the
presence of dietary fiber and iron. As it is very rich in iron, Vitamin
A and Calcium, it supplements the deficiency of iron, prevents anemia,
prevents skeletal disorders, increases lactation in nursing women,
especially very beneficial for pregnant women as it provides relief
from complications after delivery, and as such drumstick leaves juice
is recommended to achieve this results, by Health Care experts.

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