Moringa oleifera - nutritional and antimicrobial properties. A review


Aurica Breica Borozan, Despina Maria Bordean, Sorina Popescu, Camelia Moldovan, Delia Dumbrava, Corina Misca, Mirela Popa, Diana Raba, Emilian Madosa

Volume 28, Issue 1;
Pages: 104-108; 2022
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551


Moringa oleifera is a tree native to southern Asia. Phytochemical characteristics have led to its cultivation in other parts of the globe. There are attempts to acclimatize even in Romania. The richness in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, sugars far exceeds the content of some agri-food products, and the content in unsaturated fatty acids of the seeds recommends it as a promoter of human health. In this review we presented the nutritional and antimicrobial properties of this plant from which everything can be capitalized, from the root to the seeds. The paper is based on extensive documentation and selection of essential results. The benefits of this miraculous tree are many and the compounds it contains can make up for the nutritional deficiencies in the diets of people in many countries. The range of bioactive compounds is an argument of antimicrobial activity and the possibilities of their use in pharmacological formulas.

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