African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 804

Review

Moringa oleifera: An underutilized tree in Nigeria with amazing versatility: A review

S. G. Zaku*
  • S. G. Zaku*
  • Department of Energy Planning Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria.
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S. Emmanuel
  • S. Emmanuel
  • Chemistry Advance laboratory, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja, Nigeria.
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A. A. Tukur
  • A. A. Tukur
  • Department of Energy Planning Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria.
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A. Kabir
  • A. Kabir
  • 1Department of Energy Planning Analysis, Energy Commission of Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 01 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 02 September 2015
  •  Published: 30 September 2015

Abstract

This article aimed to review the potential of Moringa oleifera tree, emphasizing its nutritional applications for humans, industrial uses and its propagation methods, as not everyone knows the enormous benefits it has. It is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. The tree is considered one of the world’s most useful trees, as almost every part of the tree can be used for food, or has some other beneficial property.
 
Key words: Moringa oleifera, benefits, water purification, nutritional composition growing.