Moroheiya (Super Vegetable!) モロヘイヤ
The Moroheiya Vegetable was called ‘The King’s Vegetable’ in ancient Egypt. It is a vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals especially in Vitamins A, Beta- carotene, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Fiber. However not many people know that this seemingly humble plant has a very surprising nutritional value.
As the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science reported, moroheiya contains great amounts of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers in quantities that surpass most known vegetables and herbs. Refer below for a nutrition comparison between Broccoli, Spinach and Carrot!
These are flash frozen to maintain the vitamins and nutrients and comes in convenient 10G blocks for ease of portioning.
- 500G per packet
- Processed in Japan, raw materials from China
- Ingredients: 100% Moroheiya
- Comes frozen, keep frozen. Once thawed, do not refreeze.
Moroheiya Nutrition Comparison Chart
PER 100 GRAM EDIBLE PORTION
(Source: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Scientic Technology of Japan, 2005)
|Vitamin A||Alpha Caroten (µg)||0||0||2800||4|
|Beta Carotene (µg)||10000||4200||7700||800|
|Beta Carotene Equivalents (µg)||10000||4200||9100||810|
|Retinol Activity Equivalents (µg)||840||350||760||67|
|Vitamin B (Thiamin) (mg)||0.18||0||0.05||0.14|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) (mg)||0.42||0.2||0.04||0.2|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin) (mg)||0.35||0||0.11||0.27|
|Vitamin B9 (Folate) (µg)||250||210||28||210|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) (mg)||65||35||4||120|