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    Malunggay Malunggay Presentation Transcript

    • MALUNGGAY: The Most Nutritious One Vivencio R. Mamaril Supervising Agriculturist Bureau of Plant Industry
    • Taxonomy Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Brassicales Family: Moringaceae Genus: Moringa Species: oleifera Scientific name: Moringa oleifera Lamn
    • Literature says… = 7 times the vitamin C in oranges Plus: 4 times the Calcium in milk Plus: 4 times the Vitamin A in carrot Plus: 2times the Protein in milk Plus: 3times the Potassium in banana
    • Literature says… 19.2 0.9 4.8 Fiber (g) 38.2 13.4 3.7 Carbohydrate (g) 2.3 1.7 0.1 Fat (g) 27.1 6.7 2.5 Protein (g) 205 92 26 Calories 7.5 75 86.6 Moisture (%) Leaf powder Leaves Pods Nutritional Component
    • Literature says… 0.57 1.1 3.1 Copper (mg) 28.2 7 5.3 Iron (mg) 1,324 259 259 Potassium (mg) 368 24 24 Phosphorus (mg) 368 24 24 Magnesium 2,003 440 30 Calcium (mg) 2.3 2.0 Minerals (g) Leaf powder Leaves Pods Nutritional Component
    • So, it’s like growing multi-vitamins at your doorstep.
    • What about in the Philippines?
      • In India, this crop has many uses. In the article of Rajangam., Manavalan, et al (2001) malunggay has many medicinal uses, among them are
        • fresh root of the young tree is administered in cases of in intermittent fever,
        • infusion of the roots is recommended for asthma, and is useful in ascites caused by diseases of the liver and spleen,
        • freshly expressed juice from the root bark and the gum is mixed with sesamum oil and is dropped into the ears in cases of otalgia
      This article started it all…
      • the tender leaves reduce phlegm and are administered internally for scurvy and catarrhal conditions,
      • flowers, irritant in action, are used to heal inflammation of tendons and abscesses,
      • unripe pods act as a preventive against intestinal worms, and
      • fruit is sweet and pungent in taste, an appetizer preventing eye disorders and increasing semen both qualitatively and quantitatively , and many others.
      This article started it all…
      • Promoting Malunggay as a GREEN GOLD
      • Making people aware of the nutritional value of Malunggay
      • Using Malunggay as a means of addressing hunger
      • Developing an appropriate technology for foliage and seed production
      • Developing food products enriched or fortified with Malunggay- tea, noodle, breads and pastries, siomai, and others
    • What we can do together?
      • We recognize that you are the best agents of change among our countryside folks
        • DA-BPI can provide training to teachers you on basic malunggay cultivation, post-harvest handling, and some food and beverage preparations enriched with malunggay;
        • We will collect malunggay seeds and cuttings as starter planting materials
        • Tell other people the benefits of consuming malunggay; and
        • Many other creative efforts to make everyone healthy.
    • Lately, the Department of Agriculture launched
    • DAGHANG SALAMAT for your kind attention