Organic moringa in raw food quality (without steam treatment)
Moringa Oleifera (also called "horseradish tree") vitalizes, harmonizes and brings the body back into a natural balance. It supports the metabolism, nerves, bones and brain cells, but also found to help heal wounds, bloating, headaches and much more.
Moringa is one of the most useful and versatile plants in the world. It is cultivated as a vegetable and flowering plant, growing on almost any soil. The leaves are feathery and the flowers are golden and smell like honey.
All parts of the tree offers a special nutrients. The leaves contain an exceptional vitamin and mineral concentration, seeds supply quality oil, fruits and roots are used as a vegetable or spice ingredient. Because of its versatility it is also referred to as the "miracle tree" or "tree of long life". A few grams of Moringa leaf powder meets the daily requirement of nutrients for the entire body.
Moringa Oleifera was originally found on the foot hills of the Himalayas, in the provinces of Agra and Oudh. Even 5000 years ago, it was known for its remarkable vital substances and harmonizing forces. The tree spread to the south of Indian, Sri Lanka and from there to the East African coast. During the 19th century the cultivation in India was strongly promoted by the British.
Today, Moringa grows in the tropical and subtropical zones such as Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America as well as in the Canary Islands.
Moringa grows best at temperatures between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius at altitudes from 0 to 1000 meters. The annual rainfall should be above 500mm per square meter. The Moringa tree stops growing at a temperature below 15 degrees Celsius, unable to tolerant frost or water logging for long durations.
Under favorable growing conditions, the tree can reach an age of 60 years or more. The Moringa tree can grow up to 6 feet tall in its first year and under completely natural conditions even heights up to 8 meters.
The trunk of the tree is short and has a diameter of 20-40 centimeters. Its wood is soft and its bark bright. Even at a young age of 3 months, the Moringa tree blooms and bears fruit, producing up to 5000 seeds per year. All parts of the tree are edible, and useful, said to possess healing powers.
Harvesting aund Processing
The Moringa leaves are harvested by hand, selected while still on the small branches and then washed. The leaves are dried quickly at temperatures below 40 degrees Celsius in special dehydration rooms, shade drying preserves the highest amount of nutrients. The leaves are protected from the sun and kept in the best hygienic condition. The leaves are processed on to cotton sheet ruptures and than ground into powder. It is extremely important that Moringa leafs are processed as quickly as possible after harvesting, the first signs of decomposition appear soon after. The harvested leaves must be processed within 6 hours to ensure all vital nutrients and energy are preserved.
Moringa contains up to 90 different nutrients:
Vitamins: B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, D, E, K
Minerals: Phosphorus, sulfur
Trace elements: manganese, copper, chromium, selenium, silicon and boron
Phytochemical's: alpha carotene, beta carotene, Betacryp-toxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin
Antioxidants: carotenoids, phytosterols, saponins, glucosinolates, polyphenols
ORAC: "Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity-" is a term for the radical scavenging capacity in foods. The measured value in Moringa is the highest ever measured value: 100,000 ORAC units. In comparison, goji berries are 25,000 ORAC units.
Zeatin: is a substance providing rapid growth for the benefit of regeneration ability. Moringa contains a high amount of Zeatin and is referred to as the "fountain of youth hormone in nature". It supports the absorption of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids in our body. It is an important regulatory factor in the body, a powerful antioxidant, which protects the cells and promotes cell regeneration. Zeatin provides enhanced bioavailability of nutrients in the body.
Add daily 1-2 tsp or more in smoothies, drinks, cereals, salads and sauce