A ‘Miracle Tree’ That Could Feed Sub-Saharan Africa

A ‘Miracle Tree’ That Could Feed Sub-Saharan Africa

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moringa_oleifera.jpgThe moringa’s leaves and seedpods deliver extraordinary nutrition: Ounce for ounce, a Red Cross official said, moringa leaves contain more beta carotene than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. Its protein content is comparable to that of milk and eggs, and its leaves are still available for harvest at the end of the dry season, when other food may be scarce. (Read the full story in the Christian Science Monitor)

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