FreshDrumsticks Leaves / Murunkai Keerai
Drumstick / Moringa leaves are small, oval, with leaflets averaging 1-2 centimetres in length and 0.5-1 centimetres in width. The vibrant green feathery leaflets are smooth, thick, and firm, and grow in a tripinnate structure. Drumstick leaves are a slightly bitter flavour with grass-like undertones and can often have a horseradish-like heat. During the cooking process, they release a distinct grassy aroma.
Moringa has many important vitamins and minerals. The leaves have 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas. It also has calcium, protein, iron, and amino acids, which help your body heal and build muscle.
For a Serving Size of 100 grams: Calories 23
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Total Fat||1.4 g|
A good source of iron, beta-carotene, potassium, and calcium, moringa leaves can be eaten fresh, dried, or cooked. In dried powder form, the leaves can retain their nutritional value for years without refrigeration. Moringa leaves also contain all nine essential amino acids, making them a source of complete protein.