Moringa Leaf Powder
Moringa is a multiuse tree with great benefits hidden in every part of it right from root to bark, leaves, flowers and seeds. Moringa is globally used because of its richness in minerals and Vitamins. Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin C and Amino acids are found in abundance in Moringa. The leaves are usually dried and powdered for consumption.
The Moringa Leaf Powder is rich in vitamins (B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene), minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium) and proteins. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and are also known to treat diarrhea.
Applied to the skin, they help wounds and bites heal, and help relieve some skin conditions. Due to the high iron content, moringa leaves have been traditionally used to cure anemia.
Moringa Powder Manufacturing Process
Processing starts immediately after harvesting and transporting the leaves to the processing point.
Stripping the leaflets: The first step is to strip all the leaflets from the leaf petiole. At this stage, diseased and damaged leaves are discarded.
Washing: Leaflets are washed in troughs using clean potable water to remove dirt. Again washed in 1% saline solution for 3-5 minutes to remove microbes. Finally washed in clean water. Leaves are now ready for drying.
Draining: Water is strained from the leaves in buckets that have been perforated, then leaflets are spread on trays made with food-grade mesh and left to drain for 15 minutes before taking them to the dryer
Drying: Drying is done with the help of well-equipped solar dryer
Milling: Milling takes place once the leaves are dried
Drying the leaf powder: Moringa leaf powder strongly attracts moisture and the product can reabsorb humidity during or after milling. For this reason, moringa leaf powder should be dried at 50ºC for 30 minutes to reduce moisture content considerably below 7.5%.
Benefits of Moringa Leaf Powder:
- Boost energy
- Lower blood pressure
- Detoxify and eliminate bacteria
- Reduces inflammation
- Support digestive health
How to Choose the best Moringa Powder?
- Colour should be bright green
- It should be the smooth fine powder
- Gives a Raw leafy taste
- No sand or grit when tasted
- Rich Moringa aroma
How to eat Moringa leaf powder:
Add 1-teaspoon serving to 8 ounces of juice, or blend into your smoothie or shake. You can also sprinkle the powder on your avocado toast or salad, mix it into cupcakes or banana bread, or stir some into your steel-cut oatmeal along with some coconut milk and goji berries.