Moringa Amino Acid Content

Moringa leaf - Moringa facts

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is the basis of all living cells and 20% of human body consists of protein. Amino acids are essential to human metabolism and to making the body function properly, while they also promote good health. Moringa contains all the essential amino acids which human body needs. The remaining 8 essential amino acids should be provided from everyday diet and Moringa contains all of them. The list of essential amino acids and their benefits is given below.

Amino acid content g/100g protein of  Moringa oleifera
Amino Acid
Root
Leaves
Seeds
Alanine 3.36 3.43 3.23
Arginine 1.74 1.88 8.06
Aspartate 6.01 6.86 6.14
Cysteine 2.42 2.05 2.02
Glutamate 13.53 15.14 14.76
Glycine 4.60 5.15 5.00
Histidine 1.91 1.90 2.01
Isoleucine 1.84 2.33 4.35
Leucine 5.02 5.22 5.27
Lysine 3.62 3.60 3.24
Methionine 0.76 0.95 0.97
Phenylalanine 3.98 4.26 4.53
Serine 3.61 4.20 4.25
Threonine 3.94 4.38 3.22
Tyrosine 2.43 2.20 2.33
Valine 3.03 3.36 3.09
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