We recently have had several inquiries from customers regarding moringa as a good vegan protein subsitute.
First of all, yes, moringa is naturally vegan. It does contain a proportionally high level of protein per weight, but you can’t supplement your protein needs completely with moringa alone without consuming very large quantities of it.
Two tsp of moringa contains approx 1g of protein and there are 23g of protein per 100g of dried moringa leaves in powder form. The true benefit of moringa for vegans is the ability to get all 9 essential amino acids as well as 18 total amino acids in plant form. Very few plants in the world contain all essential amino acids, which makes getting all amino acids more difficult for vegans.
Used in combination with other protein forms, such as soy, beans, and nuts, you can get the proper amount of protein plus all the essential and non-essential amino acids as well as trace minerals which many vegans find difficult to consume proper amounts in their diet.
The Vegetarian Resource Group recommends the following example diet to obtain a proper amount of protein.
1 cup Oatmeal
|1 cup Soy Milk||7|
|1 medium Bagel||10|
|Lunch:||2 slices Whole Wheat Bread||7|
|1 cup Vegetarian Baked Beans||12|
|Dinner:||5 oz firm Tofu||12|
|1 cup cooked Broccoli||4|
|1 cup cooked Brown Rice||5|
|2 Tbsp Almonds||4|
|Snack:||2 Tbsp Peanut Butter||8|
|Protein Recommendation for Male Vegan||63 grams|
Try a moringa smoothie in your diet and notice the difference. Humic acid or fulvic acid are also great supplements for vegans to get a proper amount of trace minerals.
You can read more about Fulvic Acid here. http://www.supremefulvic.com/documents/html/fulvic_acid.php