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Table 1 Nutrient content of M.O Lam. leaf powder

From: Impact of Moringa oleifera lam. Leaf powder supplementation versus nutritional counseling on the body mass index and immune response of HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy: a single-blind randomized control trial

Nutrient 100 g 30 g [3tbsp1/daily] supplied Recommended grams or percent of nutrient intake/day Daily percent intake of recommendation supplied
Energy [kcal] 765 232.3 1800 2  
Protein (g)a 35 10.5 10–12% 3 3
Fat (g)b 69 20.7 15–30% 3 8
Carbohydrate (g)c <2 - - -
Soluble mineralsb     
Calcium (mg) 2580 774 700–800 7 87
Phosphorous (mg) 330 99 700 4 14
Potassium (mg) 1820 546 4700 5 11
Sodium (mg) 130 39 <2000 7 20
Magnesium (mg) 310 93 2207 42
Trace elements     
Zinc (mg) 7 2.1 4.9–7 6 30
Iron (mg) 26 7.8 9.3–19.6 7 40
Vitamin Ad(mg ≈ μg/RE) 145.6 mg ≈ 20.362 43.7 ≈ 6.11 270–300 7 2
  1. RE: retinol equivalents
  2. 1 Tablespoon
  3. aLab. of phamacognosia, food science and human nutrition at ULB,b Lab. of agricultural analysis of the Liège provincial station
  4. cLab. of the Center for Applied Agronomic Research of Hainaut (CARAH),d Lab. of the Federal Agency for Food Chain Supply Safety (AFSCA)
  5. 2 According to DRC, in FAO, Food and Nutrition in Numbers 2014, accessed: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4175e.pdf
  6. 3 The value accepted for the safe level of intake is 0.75 g per kg/day
  7. 4 Institute of Medicine (2004), Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. Washington, DC: National Academy Press
  8. 5 Institute of Medicine (1997), Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington DC: National Academy Press
  9. 6 According to zinc moderate bioavailability diets
  10. 7 FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements (1998: Bangkok, Thailand). Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 21–30 September 1998, accessed December 2015: http://www.fao.org/3/a-y2809e.pdf