Moroheiya (Super Vegetable!)

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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)

 

Moroheiya

Spinach

Carrot

Broccoli

  Potassium (mg) 530 690 280 360
Calcium (mg) 260 49 28 38
Copper (mg) 0.33 0.11 0.04 0.08
Manganese (mg) 1.32 0.32 0.1 0.22
Vitamin A Alpha Caroten (µg) 0 0 2800 4
Beta Carotene (µg) 10000 4200 7700 800
Cryptoxanthin (µg) 76 34 0 7
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
Dietary Soluable (g) 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7
Insoluable (g) 4.6 2.1 2 3.7
Total (g) 5.9 2.8 2.7 4.4