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Moringa pods are popular in Indian curries and pickles, and have also been used in foods in other areas of Asia and Africa. Like the Moringa leaves, the pods are also very nutritious.

Nutritional Value of Moringa Pods

(All values below are per 100 grams of edible portion)*

   Calcium             30 mg

   Calories             26

   Carbohydrates  3.7 g

   Carotene           110 mcg

   Chlorine            423 mg

   Chromium         0.003 mg

   Copper             0.01 mg

   Fat                   0.1 g

   Fiber                4.8 g

   Iron                 0.18 mg

   Magnesium     28 mg

   Manganese     0.05 mg

   Minerals          2.0 g

   Moisture         86.9 g (86.9%)

   Niacin              0.2 mg

   Phosphorus    110 mg

   Potassium       259 mg

   Protein            2.5 g

   Riboflavin        0.07 mg

   Sodium           0 mg

   Thiamine         0.05 mg

   Vitamin C        120 mg

   Zinc                0.16 mg

 * Source: Gopalan C, BV Rama Sastri and SC Balasubramanian. Nutritive value of Indian foods. Hyderabad, India: (National Institute of Nutrition), 1971 (revised and updated by B.S. Narasinga Rao, Y.G. Deosthale, and K.C. Pant, 1989).

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Subject: Moringa Wiki - Nutritional value of pods

I'm not sure where these data for Moringa pods came from, but it would be good to know the water content that is associated with these values. The data are reported for 100 grams of edible pod, so I suspect the numbers are for 100 gms fresh weight; however, in order to compare these values with other foods, the water content must also be known.

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