Drumstick is a superfood that has been gaining a lot of attention lately. It has been used for centuries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and is now becoming more popular in the Western world. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients that can help boost your health. It is also an excellent source of plant-based protein and fiber, and studies have shown it to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this post, we will take a closer look at why drumstick is being heralded as the superfood of the future and how it can benefit your health. We will discuss the various health benefits of Moringa, from improved heart health to increased energy levels, as well as how to incorporate it into your diet for maximum benefit. Finally, we will explore the potential for drumstick to become a staple in the Western diet and the implications of this for our health and the environment.
Drumstick Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Drumstick is an incredibly nutritious plant. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, and calcium. Moringa also contains protein and fiber, which can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Furthermore, it is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. With so many health benefits, it’s no wonder that Moringa is becoming increasingly popular. Nutritional value per 100 g drumsticks:
- Biotin: 0 mcg
- Calcium: 44 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 3.7 g
- Chloride: 46 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 0 mg
- Chromium: 0 mcg
- Copper: 0.1 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
- Energy (Calories): 24.7 kcal
- Fat: 0.5 g
- Iodine: 0 mcg
- Iron: 2.2 mg
- Magnesium: 24 mg
- Manganese: 0.3 mg
- Molybdenum: 0 mcg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.2 mg
- Phosphorus: 34 mg
- Potassium: 259 mg
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Saturated fat: 0.1 g
- Selenium: 0.2 mcg
- Sodium: 27 mg
- Sugars: 0.3 g
- Vitamin A: 882 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.3 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 48 mcg
- Vitamin B12: 0 mcg
- Vitamin C: 12.2 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 0.1 mg
- Vitamin K: 7.3 mcg
- Water: 4.3 g
- Zinc: 0.3 mg
Drumstick In India
Moringa is probably the fastest growing tree known and leaves can prevent 300 diseases. Drumstick is a common tree native to northern India and cultivated throughout subtropical areas from West Africa to Fiji. According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, its Sanskrit name is sigruh (which possesses sharp attribute) and mocaka (which makes free from diseases). Moringa shows nutritive, laxative, diuretic, blood purifier, brain tonic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic actions.
- Scientific Binomial: Moringa oleifera / Moringa pterygosperma
- Common English: Drumstick / Horse-radish tree
- Ayurvedic: Shigru / Madhu Shigru / Sigra / Shobhaanjana / Haritashaaka / Raktaka / Murangi / Mochaka / Akshiva / Tikshnagandhaa
- Unani: Sahajan
- Sanskrit: Surajana
- Hindi / Urdu: Senjana / Sahajan Falli
- Bengali: Sajner Data
- Marathi: Shevga
- Telugu: Mulakada / Mulagakaaya / Mulagu kada
- Tamil: Murungai
- Kannada: Nuggekai / Nuggekayi
- Malayalam: Muringai
- Punjabi / Sindhi
In India, drumstick leaves are mainly used in different recipes as they are wholesome, impart taste, stimulate the digestive fire, kill worms, and favor digestion. The fruit is a delicious ingredient of the south Indian traditional soup called sambar. The leaves are very rich in vitamins and iron, but unfortunately rarely used as vegetables. Charitable organizations in India are using the leaves as a food integrator to prevent vitamin A deficiency and childhood blindness in developing areas.
- Oil of the seeds is massaged in gout and acute inflammations.
- The leaves of moringa (sanjana) tree are also useful in cholera. A teaspoon of fresh leaf-juice, mixed with honey and a glass of tender coconut water, can be given two or three times as a herbal medicine in the treatment.
- The pods are cooked as vegetable and recommended for loss of appetite, cardiac debility.
- Leaves ground into a paste with a few pods of garlic, a bit turmeric, salt, and pepper are a remedy for catarrhal affections.
- The leaves of kalyana murangal tree, which is a variety of moringa found in South India is helpful in the healing of the ulcers. The leaves of this tree are ground into a paste and taken mixed with yogurt daily.
- The leaf juice along with carrot juice is a home remedy for high blood pressure and urine retention.
- Poultice of the leaves, also of the rootbark, is used for reducing glandular swellings (as a blistering agent).
- During the sixteenth century, moringa was prescribed in gout, obesity, headache, eye diseases, and as a digestive stimulant. Its principal use was in oedema. Leaf powder can be added to sauces and soups; the seeds can be cooked as peas or roasted and eaten like peanuts.
- Fresh juice of the flowers of the drumstick is very useful in the treatment of gonorrhea. For better results, this juice should be given twice daily with tender coconut water. It acts as a diuretic tonic medicine in this disease.
- In the Unani system of medicine, the drumstick is referred to as a laxative and antispasmodic.
- The leaves are used as external application for laryngitis.
- The pods (fruits) made into a soup are prescribed as a diet in subacute cases of enlarged liver and spleen, neurological disorders, articular pains, debility of nerves, skin diseases, and paralysis.
- Flowers are sometimes boiled with milk as aphrodisiac.
- For anemia, chest congestion, and sexual debility, here is recipe works as a good traditional remedy. Fry half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one teaspoon of ghee; add two cups of fresh drumstick leaves and stir fry for 3 minutes. It is suggested to eat with rice or chappatis for 40 days.
- For body heat, excessive menstruation, tuberculosis, and watery sperm, fry one cup of very tender fruits with ghee and eat for 1 month.
- The juice of moringa root with honey was prescribed for treating internal abscesses.
Warnings – Side Effects
The fruit has a warming potency, so people with acidity problem can eat drumstick only in limited quantity, especially during the summer.