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Fidel Castro Praises Nutritious Properties of Moringa and Mulberry

Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, praised again today the properties of Moringa Oleifera and mulberry plants as nutritious alternatives.

Moringa, “originally from India, is the only plant that has every kind of amino acid. With proper planting and management, its green-leaf production can exceed 300 tons per hectare in a year. It has dozens of medicinal properties,” Fidel said in an article posted at the Cubadebate website, in response to a reader.

“Its effects on the digestive system are very good as with all plants, apart from its high protein qualities, but people should not eat more than 30 grams per day, depending on intestinal motility. Some people can handle more. I know some who consume more in the form of tea, or powder, with excellent results due to its sedative qualities which are helpful for rest,” the Cuban leader said.

He states that “samples of seeds from different varieties have been provided to the agricultural research institutes in our country. We will soon know more about their potential. From my point of view, the greatest benefit for the population lies in its qualities as animal feed, for the production of meat, milk, eggs, and even fish farming.”

According to Fidel Castro, “Morera complements this important quality of Moringa…It has been the basis for silk production through a biological process developed by the Chinese people over thousands of years, using silkworms. The main varieties we have come from that country, but different varieties are currently being developed in other parts of the world, some of which we have recently received.”

In another part of his article, Fidel states that “Latin America and the Caribbean, as a whole, have land, water, and energy resources without need to promote the production of gas obtained from shale through hydraulic fracturing as is done in the United States, with proven risks to the health of the citizens of that country, as certain serious media have begun to reveal.”

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