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What are the nutrients available in drumstick (shajan) vegetable?


Date: 13 Apr 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

Drumsticks (shajan) are used as a vegetable in most of the household specially in south India in sambhar. What are the nutrients available in it? Some people say that it is good for eyes. Is it true?

How should we eat this vegetable or how it should be cooked to get the maximum benefits? Are there any harmful effects due to eating this vegetable?

Experts: do advice.


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Author: Kailash Kumar    16 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Drumstick (Sahjan) is said to be a power house of minerals. Dry Drumstick (Sahjan) leaves contains -
1. Twenty five times more iron than spinach.
2. Ten times more vitamin A than carrots.
3. Seventeen times more calcium than milk
4. Five times more protein than yogurt.
5. Nine times more protein than yogurt.
Drumstick (Sahjan) leaves are also rich in copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, and magnesium, folates, vitamin-B6 , thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Also it contains 0% cholesterol. Being rich in Beta-carotene and Vitamin A, it improves Eye vision.
It is used as an ingredient in curries, sambars, kormas and dals. Tender drumstick leaves, finely chopped may be used as garnish for vegetable dishes and salads in place of coriander leaves. Boiled drumsticks are semi-soft and may be consumed directly without any extra processing or cooking.


Author: Archana Kapoor    23 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Drumsticks help in increasing Haemoglobin content in blood. It is rich in iron and it is very useful for anemic persons. It boosts energy and it also has laxative properties, it relieves constipation. It is not only healthy but delicious too.

Author: Pawan Kumar    23 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Drumsticks consists rich amount of minerals, phyto-nutrients, dietary fiber and vitamins that make us healthy .
* Nutritional value per 100g in drumstick pods
Energy - 37 kcal, Carbohydrates - 8.53g , Dietary fiber - 3.2g, Fat - 0.20g, Protein - 2.10g, Vitamin A - 4microgram, Vitamin B1 - 0.053mg, Vitamin B5 - 0.794mg, Vitamin C - 141mg, Calcium - 30mg, Iron - 0.36mg, Magnesium - 45mg
Manganese - 0.256mg, Phosphorus - 112 mg, Potassium -337mg, Sodium - 9 mg, Zinc - 0.6 mg, Water - 78.66 g
* Health benefits of drumsticks
It reduce glucose level in our body and help in controlling diabetes. It also works as antibiotics. It makes our bones strong. It Reduce Inflammation. It is a storehouse of all the nutrients required for healthy hair.
* Yes it is true that it is good for
eyes. It is high in beta carotene and
vitamin A. It supports
healthy eyes and clear vision. And it is an effective
weapon against blindness.





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