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United Caribbean Trust seeks to establish Food for Life - Caribbean

Moringa seeds

Similarly to our African Charity the Africa Bureau of Children's Development (ABCD) who is working with Ugandan Nutritionist, Herbalists and Agriculturalist experts on an African food mixture comprised of: Moringa, Spirulina, Kale, Garlic along with base ingredients including Maize corn flour or Rice other base alternatives such as dried Yam and Sweet Potatoe are being researched. (Links on the left)

These Food For Life Caribbean dried food packets are ideal in a disaster situation, they can reverse starvation and malnutrition, help restore good health, increase the immune system to help fight HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Malaria etc and improve a child's physical and mental alertness.

Additional suppliments include SuperSeeds to be grown in Suriname:Chia seed, Flax etc and SuperSpices to be grown in Grenada: Cinnimon, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Ginger to create a SuperSmoothie! (Links on the left)

United Caribbean Trust seeks to establish Food for Life - Super Chocolate Factory in Dominica.

Growing Cocoa on th Dominica lands within our Goshen Citizenship for Investment as well as Acai Berry, Camu Camu and Mulberry to add to the chocolates.

(Links on the left)

Servings Per Packet: One packet provides five one-cup servings.

Rich in Protein: The protein will be yielded from the Moringa, 100 g of Moringa provides 9.4% Protein which is I 19% of the RDA.

A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried Spirulina powder contains 4 grams of protein. Gram for gram, Spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.

I cup of Cornmeal contains 11 gm of Protein 22% RDA requirements. One cup of cornflour offers a third of regular fiber goals and also provides the essential protein that is required daily.

Vitamin A: For improved health providing many of the vitamins, phytonutrients and fibre that you need every day can be derived from Moringa, Spirulina, Avocado, Garlic, Breadfruit and Kale.

Dried Moringa leaves contains 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, one cup of fresh, chopped Moringa leaves (21 grams) contains Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA

Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat. 100-gram portion of Kale contains Vitamin A: 300% of the RDI.

Sweet potatoes are among the best sources of Vitamin A. I cup provides 377% RDA of Vitamin A.

Small amounts are found in Cornmeal.



 
 

Beta-Carotene: The amount of beta-carotene in dried moringa leaves has been shown to range from 17.6 to 39.6 milligrams per 100 grams (on a dry weight basis), and freeze-dried leaves have been shown to contain even more beta-carotene: 66 milligrams per 100 grams. Beta carotene is a provitamin A carotenoid, or a nutrient that the body readily converts into vitamin A. Research has found that eating a carotenoid-rich diet, including beta carotene, supports eye health and prevents eye diseases.

Vitamin C: Dried Moringa leaves, on the other hand, contain approximately 140 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams

Kale contains large amounts of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting compounds. 100-gram portion of Kale contains Vitamin C: 200% of the RDI.

A single serving of Breadfruit provides nearly 64 mg of vitamin C, or 85% of the recommended daily intake for women (71% for men)

I cup of Yam provides 42% of your Vitamin C requirements.

Vitamin K: Half of an avocado provides approximately 25 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K is often overshadowed by calcium and vitamin D when thinking of nutrients important for maintaining healthy bones, however, eating a diet with adequate vitamin K can support bone health by increasing calcium absorption and reducing urinary excretion of calcium.

100-gram portion of Kale contains Vitamin K1: 1,000% of the RDI

Vitamin B12 and B Complex: Spirulina is the richest source of B-12, richer than beef liver.

Moringa is also rich in B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6.

In a serving of Breadfruit you'll also get about 16% of your recommended intake of thiamin and about 11% of your recommended intake of vitamin B6. Other vitamins in breadfruit include pantothenic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin K, vitamin E, and folate.

Vitamin B12 and B complex is also found in Cocoa Bean, Avocado and Garlic.

1 cup of yam will provide 20% of your Vitamin B6 requirements.

1 cup of Cornmeal will provide 15% of your Vitamin B6 requirements.

Sweet potatoes are also naturally packed with vitamin B5, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and carotenoids due to their naturally orange color.

Iron: Essential to build a strong system, and yet iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency.

Iron can be found in Moringa it is absorbed 60% more efficiently than from iron supplements. 100-gram serving of raw Moringa leaves providing 4 milligrams of iron which corresponds to about 22% of the Daily Value for this important mineral. Expect to get about 0.5 milligrams of iron from a teaspoon of moringa powder made from dried moringa leaves.

However, as is the case with other plant-based sources of this essential mineral, the iron in moringa powder and fresh moringa leaves is so-called non-heme iron which is not as readily absorbed by the human body as heme iron which is found in meat and poultry. The good news is that vitamin C – which is abundant in moringa leaves – is known to boost the absorption of iron in the intestines.

A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried Spirulina powder contains 11% of the RDA of Iron.

Iron is also found in Cornmeal, I cup provides 2.78 mg of Iron 34.75% RDA

Minerals - Potassium and Magnesium: For improved health providing many of the essential minerals from the Cacao beans commonly known as the Cocoa bean, Moringa, Spirulina, Avocado, Breadfruit, Garlic and Kale.

Cocoa bean is rich in Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. 100 g of Cocoa power provides 239% of RDA in Manganese which contributes to many bodily functions, including the metabolism of amino acids, cholesterol, glucose, and carbohydrates. It also plays a role in bone formation, blood clotting, and reducing inflammation. It provides 426% of RDA in Copper and is high in Iron and together with iron, Copper enables the body to form red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption. Sufficient copper in the diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, too.

Furthermore, sweet potatoes are an important source of magnesium, which has also been shown to minimize the risk of individuals developing type II diabetes

I cup of Yam provides 1,224 mg of Potassium 34% RDA

1 cup of Cornmeal will provide 12% of your Magnesium requirements.

Calcium: This will be supplied by Moringa and Kale. According to the USDA data, fresh Moringa leaves contain about 185 milligrams of calcium per 100 grams, which is nearly 70% of the amount of calcium you get from a cup of whole milk.

Antioxidants and Flavonoids: Supplied by the Cacao (Cocoa), Kale, and Avocado.

Phycocyanin is the main active compound in spirulina. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cornmeal has high level of antioxidants that assist to prevent diseases.

Amino Acids: Moringa contains 18 amino acids in total and it contains all of the Essential Amino Acids that the body needs to consume for good health and cell structure.

Caribbean Acceptance:

Maize is recognized as the African staple diet, and is used as the base for the Food For Life Africa dried food packets but our Caribbean version will be more rice, yam or sweet potatoe based

Including special dried Super Fruits!

 

Preparation: Boil packet contents in water for five minutes and add Moringa sachet at the end.


Shelf Life: Unopened packet should have a shelf-life of over three years.

Jenny Tryhane, founder of UCT, travelled to Haiti in 2017 following Hurricane Matthew, to introduced a Children's Curriculum in preparation for establishing the Caribbean Community Moringa Project - Food for Life - Caribbean.

CLICK to learn more about the Moringa training sessions

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