Drumsticks Plant
Post on 01,May 2013   9:57 AM
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Drumsticks plant "The miracle tree" botanical name Moringa oleifera is the plant from which the drumsticks which is popularly named in India ‘sahjan’ it have been utilized for culinary purposes, immense nutritional benefits and use in traditional medicine.

The nutritional value of Drumsticks plant is well established now and it has become a promising food stuff for developing countries where malnutrition is wide spread.

Food Facts of Drumsticks

The drumsticks are used as an important part of cuisine in India.

In Southern part of India, the pods are used to prepare a variety of popular sambhar and other testy curries.

In West Bengal of India where bengla culture is prevelent, drumsticks are made into a variety of dishes mixed with poppy seeds, with coconut and mustard.

In Maharashtra and Gujrat drumsticks are used for preparing specialty sweet and sour curries.

In Maharashtra and Gujarat , the pods are commonly used in preparing a spicy curry preparation known as saragava ki kadhi.

Drumsticks are also used sometimes to add flavor to the food.

Tender drumstick leaves are used for garnishing vegetable dishes and salads.

Nutrition Value couned in Drumsticks

Drumstic tree is also termed as "The tree of life" also known as Moringa tree is considered to be the nutrient loaded plant on the planet. Drum stick is a tree that is extremely nutritious and has many potential and healthy uses.

Per gram comparison:

Same amount of Drumstick having 7 times Vitamin C in oranges ,4 times Vitamin A than carrots , 4 times Calcium than in milk ,3 times Potassium than in banana , 2 times Protein than in yoghurt , 4 times Fiber of oats , 9 times Iron of spinach and many more.

Drumsticks used as the valuable food resource to prevent malnutrition and other childhood diseases such as childhood blindness associated with vitamin deficiency, blood sugar, diabetes,viral infections, and endless diseases which result from lack of nutritional elements in the diet.

All parts of the plant are edible and the content of minerals, protein and vitamins is outstanding.

It is loaded with nutrients, oxidants and healthy proteins. The various constituents present in it are:

Proteins, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium,Phosphorus, Sulphur, Zinc, Selenium, Copper and Essential amino acids.


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