Seeds, sometimes, further from the ripe pods are harvested and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts, contain high levels of vitamin C and moderate amounts of B vitamins and minerals needed in the diet (USDA table).
Moringa oil contains the 70% oleic acid. "Oleic acid is known for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and liver. Increases good cholesterol called (HDL) and reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) blood, therefore exerts a beneficial action on the vascular system and the heart, thereby reducing, the risk of cardiovascular disease. It is also known to have beneficial effects on liver health and prevents the formation of gallstones .... El ácido oleico también se emplea en la fabricación de cosméticos, soaps, in metal cleaning and textile industry ... "
El aceite del Rancho Tierra Pura se obtiene Mediante metodos de prensado en frío y Una vez que el aceite se ha extraido, the remaining sour cake has all the properties of fresh seed, which contains a 60% protein and can be used as fertilizer. Currently evaluating use as animal feed and poultry ".
Moringa oleifera vainas, raw
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||37 kcal (150 kJ)|
|Dietary Fiber||3.2 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.||4 μg (1%)|
|Thiamine (year. B1)||0.0530 mg (5%)|
|Riboflavin (year. B2)||0.074 mg (6%)|
|Niacin (year. B3)||0.620 mg (4%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.794 mg (16%)|
|Tamina B6||0.120 mg (9%)|
|Folate (year. B9)||44 μg (11%)|
|Vitamin C||141.0 mg (170%)|
|Football||30 mg (3%)|
|Iron||0.36 mg (3%)|
|Magnesium||45 mg (13%)|
|Manganese||0.259 mg (12%)|
|Phosphorus||50 mg (7%)|
|Potassium||461 mg (10%)|
|Sodium||42 mg (3%)|
|Zinc||0.45 mg (5%)|
|Percentages are relative to|
|US recommendations for adults.|
|Source: USDA Nutrient Database|
Historically, the Moringa seed oil has been used to assist skin diseases, drop, joint pain, scurvy, inflammation, stomach ache, rheumatism, and many other conditions. Although modern medicine has not been studied thoroughly all its qualities, million people have used the oil for these ailments.
Properties of Moringa oleifera oil have been known for centuries: Egyptians buried in their graves full of pots they called "oil life", it was Moringa oleifera. The Arabs in the desert it smeared on your face to recover from the ravages of the sun and wind, and the ancient Romans treasured the oil as a stable base for perfumery. The tree offers all these benefits and more, Moringa products offer an almost unlimited potential benefit.
Mature seeds produce 38-40% of edible oil llamado "good" or "behen" su high concentration of acid behénico. THE oil "Ben" squeezed from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, also known as the horseradish tree, tree oil well, the tree of Drumstick. The oil is characterized by an extremely long life and mild taste, but nice. Oil components are the following:
The refined oil is clear, It is odorless and resistant to rancidity. The residue seed, after oil extraction, can be used as a fertilizer or as a flocculant for water purification. The Moringa seed oil also has potential for use as biofuel.
Oleic oil benefits
Oleic oil is considered as a healthy fat source and is used as a substitute for high saturated animal fats. The main component of moringa oil, Triglycerides are esters of oleic acid. Apart from moringa oil, can also be found in grape seeds, Canola oil and olive oil. In humans, fatty acid that occurs abundantly in adipose tissue.
Positive effects of oleic acid in the human body
Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid is predominantly found in vegetable products and has the ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol in the body. There are many benefits of oleic acid, some of which are listed as follows:
- Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid whose molecules are larger and have a tendency to slide past one another without binding to other molecules, ensuring the free flow in the blood without forming plates to block arteries.
- This triglyceride is a source of good cholesterol, as it helps to reduce the overall level of "bad" cholesterol in the body. Also reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and increases levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol, which is required for the general health of the individual.
- It is rich in antioxidants that help to combat the effects of free radicals in the body. It also stimulates the immune system, combat disease and to stay healthy. Likewise it is used as an antioxidant supplement.
- Strengthens the integrity of the cell membrane and helps in the repair of damaged cells and tissues.
- Memory power increases and optimizes brain function and neural transmission.
- Oleic acid is an important ingredient in drugs used to block the progression of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), it is a fatal disease that affects the glands in the brain and adrenal glands.
- Improve the functioning of the heart and circulatory system.
- Oleic acid also inhibits the growth of cancer cells thereby reducing the risk of developing the disease, especially breast cancer. It blocks the action of HER-2 / neu, an oncogene that causes cancer which is found in about 30% patients with breast cancer.
- Reduces inflammation of joints and other complications related to arthritis.
- This essential fatty acid acts as an energy booster for different body functions.
- The mono-unsaturated fatty acids help with weight loss.
- It also helps decrease asthma symptoms.
- Reduces clogging and hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis.
- Reduces insulin resistance which improves glucose (blood sugar) maintenance.
- Low cholesterol level in the body thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) and heart failure.
- As an ingredient in cosmetic products acts as a moisturizer and provides a soft and supple skin that glows with health.
- The application of moringa oil makes hair grow thicker and stronger, so it is starting to be used in the cosmetics industry.
Although oleic oils are highly beneficial, should be especially careful in their consumption. Ingesting any excessive oil oleic, regardless of origin (avocado, Almond, olive, etc), can be detrimental, especially for women, because some studies have found that increasing the level of oleic acid in the membranes of red blood cells, may increase the risk of breast cancer in some cases. The recommended dose is no more than 6 tablespoons a day.