Drumstick is a fast-growing tree and widely cultivated for its tender seed pod, leaves used as vegetable heaped with vital nutrients and as a medicine in Siddha for its indispensable medicinal properties.
Rich source of vitamins and minerals. Drumstick leaves are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.Regulates blood sugar levels. The high blood sugar level is the main characteristic of diabetes, which in turn leads to heart diseases.
Drumstick comes with a nutrient punch such as vitamins A, C, K, B and minerals -iron, calcium and magnesium and a good source of fibre and protein all of which are beneficial in promoting the overall health of pregnant women.
Drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera) procured from home gardens were shade dried after steam blanching or after steam blanching followed by sulphiting in 0.2% potassium metabisulphite solution and were stored in polythene containers having double lids for three months.