Health benefits and application of Sacha Inchi cold-pressed Oil.
Natural, Pure, Fresh cold-pressed & analyzed Oil
Sacha Inchi Seeds cold-pressed Oil
√ Apply to clean skin allow to rest and absorb √ apply a few drops to palms and apply to ends of damp hair avoiding scalp √ Dress a salad with Sacha Inchi oil √ Stir a small spoonful into your tea or latte √ Add to a smoothie √ Replace olive oil in hummus recipes
Read more in the Power Presentation about: Introduction 1. Cosmetic Application 2. Food formulation 3. Health and pharmaceutic products 4. Chemical Composition of Sacha Inchi Seed
Baca-Villa and the 17 SDGoals for People, for Planet.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the environment. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean and forests.
Baca-Villa can, therefore, confirm that we are focusing on the following SDG goals: 1. No poverty – we offer jobs to more than 100 employees and poor farmers so that they can lift themselves and their extended families out of poverty. 2. No hunger – we aim to produce moringa, one of the most nutritious plants in the world, to alleviate hunger 4. Quality education – through the PPP we offer farmers the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development 5. Gender equality – we do our best to hire at least 50% of women to ensure that they can support their families independently 6. Clean water and sanitation – we have installed a water filtration system at the factory that now meets the minimum standards of the World Health Organization for drinking water and provides access to all employees 8. Decent work and economic growth – we employ more than 100 disadvantaged Cambodians and pay them well above the minimum wage 9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure – we strive for innovation through our PPP with the support of Pierre Fabre in their research and development efforts 12. Responsible consumption and production – we are certified organic that specifically relates to responsible and sustainable production 17. Partnerships for goals – we have specifically pursued our PPP to address many of the issues identified in the SDGs.
We, therefore, focus specifically on 9 of the 17 SDGs in our daily activities. I think you would find it a challenge to identify another small company that does so much to achieve SDGs.
5S is a simple tool for organizing your workplace in a clean, efficient and safe manner to enhance your productivity, visual management and to ensure the introduction of standardized working.
The 5S method, which takes its name from the first letter of each of the five operations, is a Japanese management technique derived from the Toyota Production System (TPS). It is based on 5 simple principles.
5 Steps of Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke:
Seiri : sort means eliminating anything that is unnecessary for the equipment to work properly.
Seiton : straightening is the best way of eliminating pointless searching and having all the material necessary for functional production according to the principle: “a place for everything and everything in its place.”
Seiso : shining means keeping everything so clean that it shines. In a clean environment, any leak or other abnormality can be detected faster. Working in a clean environment improves motivation and safety. This is a prerequisite for quality maintenance.
Seiketsu : standardizing means respecting the previous 3S. The 3S are actions to take; so that cleanliness and elimination of the causes of untidiness become the norm, it is essential to write them down as ordinary rules, as standards. Seiketsu helps to overcome the natural tendency to slovenliness and a return to old habits.
Shitsuke : sustain after a period of 3 to 6 months (depending on the size and complexity of the workshop), the time has come to evaluate the situation by means of an in-depth audit. The audit is based on a very precise questionnaire, which assesses the previous 4S, and which leads, if successful – to the site being certified.
S5 Moringa Workshop at Baca-Villa
One of the many Moringa workshops by Baca-Villa
It promotes quality, productivity, interest in the product, involvement, motivation, responsibility, cooperation and much more ….
Baca-Villa PPP Organic sustainable supply chain Workshop at Cambodia.
Baca-Villa built the PPP project with local partners together with Pierre Fabre.
In June 2019, Baca-Villa organised a workshop for the project “Establishment of Education Partnerships and Qualification of Supply Chains in the Cambodian Agricultural Sector”. Baca-Villa is a private Cambodian company which exports organic Moringa leaves. Baca-Villa built the PPP project with local partners together with Pierre Fabre, a French private company, Pierre Fabre. Baca-Villa is committed in different projects of development of new supply chain. This event follows a previous workshop on the extraction of seed oil by pressing, performed by Xavier PAGES (international oil pressing expert).
Before this workshop, a 2 days visit in the fields was the opportunity to explain the different steps of production, the organization between Baca-Villa and the farmers and to bring back examples of items for improving the quality. “This visit was a great opportunity for me to understand the organization, to make a short risk analysis of the environment and to promote good agricultural practices like hedges to increase biodiversity” explains Alexandre PANEL, the agronomist and quality of sustainable supply chain manager of Pierre Fabre.
The agronomist manager from Pierre Fabre was coming to share his experience on sustainable supply chain of herbs used in nutraceutic and cosmetic products. The main aims of this workshop were to :
Explain the different factors of herbs quality when you use it as a raw material for nutraceutical or cosmetic industry
Present the main standards of quality for agricultural, nutraceutical and cosmetic ingredients and especially what are the questions during such a customer’s audit
Explain the HACCP methodology and the documents asked for a cosmetic ingredient homologation
Explain what are the different items of sustainability on a supply chain of herbs, and what does the customers and the final consumer expect
Some examples of sustainable supply chain in Pierre Fabre products and how it is explained to the consumer.
In Siem Reap, the workshop on sustainable supply chain was organised during 3 days. 25 people belonging to different network joined this meeting: 10 people working for Baca-Villa c; 6 people working from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia with researchers specialized in food processing; teachers from the university of agronomy ; NGOs like Action Against Hunger… We shared examples of farmers ‘production all around the world to secure the industrial supply chain thanks a sustainable approach. The explanation of the agricultural, nutraceutical and cosmetic standards helps to start new project with trust.
During this workshop, different exchanges on legal minimum cost of work, child labour, hygienic rules in farms were hold. The main subjects were how can we improve the training of the farmers (who don’t know how to write) to be organic certified? What kind of tools can we use to train the farmers on the rules of traceability? With some examples in Madagascar, we shared some tools like pictures to explain the best time for harvest. To be sure that the farmers are committed to the new supply chain, in Brazil, NGOs make a survey to select the most committed community and organise workshops to train the farmers on good agricultural practices. “The key of success of sustainable supply chain is the well understanding of what all the third parties expect, from farmers to final consumers. A good sustainable supply chain contributes to secure industrial business and share the value at all the steps of production” says Alexandre PANEL, agronomist and quality of sustainable supply chain manager in Pierre Fabre.
So three wonderful days to share all those experience from Pierre Fabre and its approach Green Mission Pierre Fabre with Cambodian private company and NGO and researchers thanks a program financed by German cooperation.
Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera
by National Centre for Biological Sciences Moringa oleifera, the horseradish tree. Credit: Mark A. Garland, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.
This study shows that the leaves contain 30 times more iron and 100 times more calcium than spinach. “Indeed, iron, zinc and magnesium transporters were found to be highly abundant in the roots and stem parts of this tree,” says Dr. Naseer Pasha (1), first author of the paper.
The moringa (drumstick) tree has medicinal value and is a rich source of nutrients and minerals. Traditionally, its parts are known to confer multiple benefits, including anti-diabetic (leaves), cardio-protective (roots), anti-fertility (roots), anti-inflammatory (roots), anti-microbial (roots), anti-oxidative (leaves, flowers), anti-obesity (leaves) effects. Additionally, the seeds have been used for water purification and as lubricant oil, among other benefits.
A team of scientists led by Prof. R. Sowdhamini at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, has recently deciphered the moringa transcriptome by purifying and sequencing RNA from five different tissues (root, stem, flower, seed and leaf) of the tree. The tree tissues were collected from the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. The sequencing data were analyzed using a combination of computational algorithms and wet-lab approaches. A full report has been published in the journal Genomics.
Moringa leaves, flowers and pods are commonly consumed. This study shows that the leaves contain 30 times more iron and 100 times more calcium than spinach. “Indeed, iron, zinc and magnesium transporters were found to be highly abundant in the roots and stem parts of this tree,” says Dr. Naseer Pasha (1), first author of the paper. One of the key enzymes required for the production of vitamin C is also expressed at a significant ratio, in all the five tissues studied.
Organic Moringa farm Cambodia
This tree of sub-Himalayan origin requires very little attention and can survive in arid regions. The transcriptome data indicates multiple stress-responsive genes such as C2H2 and Myb gene families. Together, it provides compelling evidence that this plant is a “superfood,” and can provide nutritional sustenance during droughts.
A total of 36 candidate genes were tracked in this study from all five tissues. These include the synthesizing enzymes for compounds (flavonoids, terpenoids, vitamins and alkaloids like moringine) and transporters of minerals. Among these, the bioactive compounds of medicinal value such as quercetin (effective in metabolic disorders) and its synthesizing enzymes are observed more in leaves and flowers. Kaempferol (effective as anti-cancer agent) was observed to be abundant in the flowers.
The transcript of an enzyme that enables the synthesis of moringine/ benzylamine, usually observed in bacteria, is highly expressed in Moringa seeds. Moringine is perhaps transported to the roots and is known to improve glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism in mammals. The Ursolic acid and Oleanolic acid products and synthesizing enzymes are observed more in the roots and are known to act as anti-fertility and anti-cancer agents. “A total of 17000 transcripts have been observed and it was a bioinformatics challenge to identify the candidate genes,” says Dr. Adwait Joshi who is part of the team. Sowdhamini’s group combined and compared the data with the already available Moringa oleifera genome sequence from a group in China (Tian et al., 2015).
“Uncovering the details of the enzymes that lend Moringa its medicinal values, demonstrates the power of genomics. Together, with the commercial applications, such as the use of Moringa leaves in water purification and oleic acid in the oil extracts, this study could pave the way for this plant in the field of biotechnology,” says Prof. R. Sowdhamini. Like with the paper on Tulsi (2), this is yet another attempt by the research group to unravel the mysteries of Indian medicinal plants.
Our organic farm house at the country side of Cambodia
Just back from our almost new organic farm, 3 hours traveling from Siem Reap, 38 Degrees, very hot very very hot.
In the Ac wagon I enjoy the beautiful surroundings, everything dry but also super beautiful.
Once arrived I already see the new wooden house with metal roof, the road still needs to be improved but everything is in its time.
In the midst of all the forests and mountains around us I can see all the little Moringa trees from far away. Entire rows up to the horizon, between small water pipes that have to provide some water for irrigation.
Wrapped up in a big hat, I walk around, wow what a heat the heat radiates from the sand.
Our new organic land is linked to the old land and with that we have huge expansion possibilities.
Start Prepare New Organic Land
The new newly built house fortunately has a very large porch to shelter from the sun and rain. Inside the house two small bedrooms for guests like me :-). Phea and his family sleep on top of each other in a corner of the house, how they can sleep like that I think.
No electricity, very difficult telephone connection…. The water has been dug into a very large pound with a very small amount of water in the dry season…
Huge Pound with a little bit water in the dry season.
April 2019 it is Cambodian New Year but here people just work far away from the city where all the festivities take place. Their life is very different, working so that they have food tomorrow. Live from what grows. People live a hard life here.
The neighbor fold comes running with an empty bucket to fill it with our water, she rinses her face, wash her hands a little and the rest home for the daily family need water.
Pips Every where also for the kaffir-Lime
Around 5 pm Phea will be watering all plants, also quite a lot of all hoses coupled with small tapes open so that they all get a little water. Through a complex water system, the water can get everywhere, but I can understand that for many farmers, all that material, water, pumps, petrol, pipes, etc. is not available for ordinary farmers.
Then Phea brings me around in the tuk tuk, what a country so big. Beautiful to see! He explains to me in which part we are going to grow, leaves for Powder, Tea and tablets. Moringa trees for the seeds and oil, the Kaffir Lime, the sunflower, the lemongrass, the turmeric etc etc. great to hear how everything is worked out.
In the evening we sit with our neighbors on a mat eating on the ground outside, dogs walk around us to be allowed to eat a bite. We got a big bag of ice and a pack of beer, well that goes in….
Women pack the kids well, plenty of mosquito’s here.
At night I hardly sleep so hot, I drift away with sweat.
But once in the morning what a beautiful blue sky, the many birds that make themselves heard, the silence, the endless space ….. it is significantly cooler now 27 degrees what a relief then you can work for a while until the sun comes out again let hear.
What is important to be present on the land and to spend the night and see and feel what it is like on the land, only then do you get respect for the people who work there and what grows before it is on a plate, ready for us.
I hope I can enjoy this beautiful country for a very long time with the wonderfully optimistic people who always have the courage no matter how tough it is. I am ready to go again.
If you have water…..
With many greetings from all farmers in rural Cambodia. Organic Farm Baca-Villa
Through constant technical updating of our employees on cultivation, technology and quality, a consistently high-quality product is produced and guaranteed. The oil is channeled through a GC-MS analysis.
Cold pressed, not refined. No chemical additives, no other substance added as Organic Pure Moringa Oil. Capsules from 100 % Organ HPMC.
HPMC is approved by FDA as both a direct and an indirect food additive, and is approved for use as a food additive by the EU.
Ideal for vegetarians & for anyone who prefers to consume capsules as tablets. Ben oil is light yellow in color. It is odorless with a mild taste. 21% Saturated fats, 77% Omega 9 Fats, Less than 1% Omega 3 & 6 Fats.
Nutritional Facts of Moringa Oil. Moringa oil has a unique nutrient profile, dominated by vitamin C and B-family vitamins, as well as an unusually high level of monounsaturated fats and some saturated fats.
The most notable ingredient is oleic acid (omega-9), of which more than 70% of this oil is composed.
Flavonoids:These are antioxidant compounds which exert a protective effect on our body. Even in small amounts, they exert strong health benefits. Flavonoids strengthen the blood vessels and lower inflammatory problems. Total flavonoid content in Moringa oil is 18 mg RAE per gm.
500mg per capsule of 100% Organic Moringa Oil. Organic Moringa Oil Capsules
Organic Moringa Oil Capsules
Nutrition Information (per 100g)
5.0 mg KOH/g Max
5.0 meq O2/kg Max
75 g/100g Max
Moringa pods, seeds for Oil.
Besides growing Organic Moringa leaves for our Tea, Powder and Tablets customers we’re growing Moringa seeds for germination and Cold Pressed Moringa Oil.
Organic Moringa Pods at our farms
Fresh, cold pressed Organic Moringa Oil, conform the International Pharmaceutical standards.
The freshness of Organic lemongrass mixed with dried Moringa leaves has delicious fresh tea. Excellent to use after a night out or with a sickly cold feeling. The combination of these two excellent products gives a boost to your body.
Both Organic Lemongrass and Moringa are available throughout the year. Available as Tea, powder and tablets and fresh but fresh limited shelf life.
Organic Moringa with Lemongrass for Tea
Organic Moringa with lemongrass Tablets
These delicious Moringa’s – Lemongrass Tea or tablets can be ordered in different volumes and if desired in your packaging,
-Tea per 50 g, 1 kg or per 20 kg -Tablets per 200 tablets in a bottle or per Kg
What you would like to know about Lemongrass read here:
Fresh Organic Lemongrass
Refreshing, citrus-scented lemongrass imparts a unique flavor to the recipes. It’s rough, tufted stems and leaf buds are among the most sought-after herbal parts employed in an array of cuisine all over South and East Asian regions so also in Cambodia.
Botanically, this herb belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus. The herb is one of the popular ingredients used in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia and as far as African and American continents for its culinary and medicinal purposes.
Scientific name: Zingiber officinale.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) grows in dense clumps that emerge from the tough bulbous base with a spread of about one-meter width and about three feet in height. Its bright green leaves with sharp edges feature in appearance similar to that of grass. It flourishes in fertile, well-draining sandy soils under tropical climates receiving torrential rains.
Several cultivars of Cymbopogon based upon their origin, culinary, and oil properties grew around the world at commercial levels. East-Indian lemongrass (C. citratus) is an important culinary herb used extensively in the cooking in many East Asian countries. The Indian or Malabar lemongrass (C. flexuosus), on the contrary, employed predominantly in the perfume industry due to its limited myrcene content.
Health benefits of lemongrass
Lemongrass herb has numerous health benefiting essential oils, chemicals, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease-preventing properties.
The herb carries 99 calories per 100 g but contains no cholesterol.
The chief chemical component in lemongrass herb is citral or lemonal, an aldehyde responsible for its unique lemon Citral also has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Additionally, its herb parts also carry other essential oils such as myrcene, citronellol, methyl heptanone, di pentene, geraniol, limonene, geranyl acetate, nerol, These compounds are known to have counter-irritant, rubefacient, insecticidal, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
Its leaves and stems are very good in folate (100 g leaves and stem provide about 75 µg or 19% of RDA). Folates play a vital role in cell division and DNA synthesis. When given during the peri-conception period, they can help prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
Its herb parts are also rich in many invaluable essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that the body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Furthermore, fresh herb contains small amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.
Lemongrass herb, whether fresh or dried, is a rich source of minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Nutrients facts Moringa-LemonGrass
Lemongrass features in many East Asian cuisines. Fresh chopped stems, leaf buds as well as dried or ground herb parts used in cooking.
The herb imparts distinctive lemon flavor when cut or crushed due to the release of essential oil citral. Before eating discard tough stems and fibers as they are unchewable.
Here are some serving tips:
Lemongrass is one of the popular ingredients in many cuisines since its delicate flavor combines well with fish, seafood, meat, and poultry.
It widely used in soups, stir-fries, marinades, curries, etc., in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
Tom yum is a favorite soup name in Thailand. The soup made of fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. Tom yum is usually added with shrimp, prawns, fish, poultry or mushrooms.
Lemongrass tea is a very refreshing beverage.
Its fine buds and stems used as a garnish in salads.
Ground dried lemongrass powder Mixed or not with Moringa Powder, used instead of raw stalks in marinades.
This herb is also a flavoring base in pickles.
Medicinal uses of lemongrass
Pharmacologically, the citral compound has been used in the commercial production of vitamin-A.
Lemongrass is one of the favored herbs used in herbal teas.
It is also helpful in relieving colitis, indigestion, and gastro-enteritis ailments.
Lemongrass oil when used in aromatherapies revitalizes the body and helps relieve symptoms of a headache, body ache, nervous exhaustion, and stress-related conditions.
Its infusions often employed to help relieve infections such as sore throats, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc.
Lemongrass oil is used in massage therapy as a muscle and skin-toner. (Medical disclaimer).
Safety profile: Lemongrass oil can cause skin irritation in some individuals when used in perfumes, cosmetics and as a massage oil. (Medical disclaimer).
An overview of a food plant with multiple medicinal uses : MORINGA OLEIFERA
A review article of Research from plant parts of the Moringa:
This review focuses on the detailed phytochemical composition, medicinal uses, along with pharmacological properties of different parts of this multipurpose tree.
Always consult a doctor if you want to use the Moringa as a medical line.
As you can see, the medical properties are incredibly large but a lot more research needs to be done. So many things have not yet been investigated or should be further intensively investigated. I hope that we all continue researching the beautiful properties of this Moringa plant so that in the future we can benefit even more from the Moringa.
In Cambodia too, we do a lot of research into the Moringa possibilities, but then as a food supplement with leaves, oil extract and cold press together with other companies, Universities and consultancies. We are working hard on improvements in the growth of the Moringa tree and potential future opportunities for the Moringa in the Food and Oil sector. We also help prevent malnutrition and help farmers improve agricultural opportunities through monthly education.
What has 2018 been an eventful Moringa year!. Our new state-of-the-art factory is operational, lots of new machines, new customers, working on BRC Global Food safety, working on expanding organic farms, adding new products, expanding our quality service etc etc.
In July our Grand evening opening of the PPP! More will be added in 2019!
What’s on the program for 2019: 2019 through our new Solar drying machines program we will be drying solar energy on farms, much improvement for farmers (higher income farmers, much higher capacity). 2019 +/- 25 new Organic farms and Organic certifications. 2019 New expansion of our product range. 2019 Baca will come with a great surprise in the field of research and the development of a new Moringa product. 2019 Obtaining the BRC Global food safety Certificate 2019 Workshops training in Oils extract and qualifying and analyzing through GS-MS in accordance with international requirements.
With many thanks to all our people in Baca-Villa who have made an incredible contribution to this success, without them it would have been impossible to realize this.
We wish you all happy holidays, and we would like to see you all back in 2019.