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The art of drying Moringa leaves

The art of drying Moringa leaves

The art of drying Moringa leaves

We researched many years how to dry Moringa leaves, now we know more…

We have ever started drying leaves outside because we didn’t know better ….

Then from washing machine dryers to gas dryers, layer dryers to automated dry machines with temperature, air and moisture control. We have learned a lot to where we are now and we learn every day. There is only one way, testing, testing and testing until you have achieved the desired result …. but test on which?

Customers like long shelf life, beautiful green color leaves (powder), tasty taste and high nutritional value for a reasonable price.

What does the customer want or demands?
You can test for long shelf life, you can test for nutritional value, you can test on beautiful color, taste or test on a nice average …

There have been several studies on the drying of Moringa leaves, which we are all very pleased with, because there are lots of things to learn, but there should be more, we can use so much information.
But you have to do it yourself, self-learning and self-knowledge and exploit its capabilities and optimize, only then are you able to each specific customer requirement.

So we start testing with different drying machines, different times, different temperatures, constant humidity measurement, nutritional value, taste, color, shelf life and cost price of any final product.

This is your Moringa end product.

Finest-Organic-Moringa-Powder-Baca-Villa

If there are people wondering why we don’t report the results here, I do not mind if some things are copied but I’ve been working on it for a long time and still working on it …..

If you have questions regarding this article, please let me know.

Till the next time,
Kind regards, Jan

*) ps : I have left the testing of Chemical characteristics out of this, because I think it is obvious that products are being tested and controlled when making food.

Moringa at Cambodia is coming

Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

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Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

The Neem tree is excellent to use as Biopesticide for farming and protect Moringa leaves but has more benefits…..

The Neem tree is very beneficial for the safeguard of the environment against pollution. And stops worms, insects, butterflies, grasshoppers etc from eating the harvest as Moringa leaves (they know this is healthy diet) without destroying everything with chemicals.

  • Scientific names: Azadirachta indica.
    Family: Meliaceae
    Common names: Neem, margosa, nim, nimba, nimbatiktam , Arishtha, PraNeem.
    In Khmer : Sdau, Sdov or Sdaw.

The Neem tree is growing everywhere in Cambodia, easy to grow also by drought. I’m still wondering that so less farmers using it. Neem also helps in restoring and maintaining soil fertility which makes it highly suitable in agro-forestry. The unbelievable bad smell, the foul odor and bitterness having fungicidal, insecticidal and nematicidal properties of this leaf makes sure the insect’s don’t like to eat your harvest or the Moringa leaves.

Neem extracts have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on food crops. It has been proven in various research studies  that Neem is non-toxic to birds, beneficial insects or humans and protects crops from over 200 of the most costly pests.

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Moringa Soap reducing contamination

Moringa Oleifera Soap reducing bacterial contamination.Moringa Oleifera Soap reducing bacterial contamination.

Moringa Oleifera could be very useful in places where soap or water is not available, and where this tree grows naturally.

It could also be a cheap and healthy hand-washing optional product.

Efficacy of Moringa Oleifera leaf powder as a hand- washing product. Other authors found that aqueous and ethanolic Moringa oleifera leaf extracts were effective against Salmonella.

Diarrheal disease are a common cause of morbidity and the leading cause of death among children under five, accounting for 19% of mortality in this age group [1]. Most of all diarrheal deaths of children under five years are in Africa and South East Asia [2].

The vast majority of diarrheal diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa, mainly found in human faeces which are spread from the stool of one person to the mouth of another. Hands can act as a vector for transmission of faecal pathogens, either via direct person-to-person transmission or by contaminating food that is later consumed [3]. Hand washing after defecation and before handling food is therefore a biologically plausible mechanism for interrupting pathogen transmission. Hands are also transmission vectors for respiratory infections, and interventions promoting hand hygiene have been shown to reduce gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses by an average of 31% and 21%, respectively [4].

Methods: The hands of fifteen volunteers were artificially contaminated with Escherichia coli. Moringa oleifera leaf powder was tested as a hand washing product and was compared with reference non-medicated liquid soap using a cross over design following an adaptation of the European Committee for Standardization protocol (EN 1499). In a second part of tests, the efficacy of the established amount of Moringa oleifera leaf powder was compared with an inert powder using the same protocol.

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moringa oleifera a natural gift

Moringa Oleifera a natural gift

Moringa Oleifera a natural gift

Moringa has been used since 150B.C. by ancient kings and queens in their diet for mental alertness and healthy skin.

Antiquity;  The indigenous knowledge and use of  Moringa  is  referenced  in  more  than  80 countries and known in over 200 local languages. Moringa has been used by various  societies  {Roman,  Greek,  Egyptian, and Indian to mention a few} for thousands of years with writings dating as far back as 150 AD. The history of Moringa dates back to 150 B.C. Historical proofs reveal that ancient kings and queens used Moringa leaves and fruit in their  diet  to  maintain  mental  alertness  and healthy skin. Ancient Maurian warriors of India were  fed  with  Moringa  Leaf  Extract  in  the warfront. The Elixir drink was believed to add them extra energy and relieve them of the stress and  pain  incurred  during  war.  These  brave soldiers were the ones who defeated “Alexander” the Great. ” {17, 32,  44 }.

Traditional  Medicine  ;  Moringa  has  been used in the traditional medicine passed down for centuries in many cultures around the word, for  skin  infections, anemia, anxiety, asthma, blackheads, blood impurities,    bronchitis, catarrh, chest congestion, cholera, conjunctivitis, cough, diarrhea, eye and ear infections,  fever,  glandular,  swelling, headaches, abnormal blood pressure, hysteria, pain in joints, pimples, psoriasis, respiratory disorders,  scurvy,  semen  deficiency,  sore throat,  sprain,  tuberculosis,  for  intestinal worms, lactation ,diabetes and  pregnancy The healing properties of Moringa oil, have been documented  by  ancient cultures.  Moringa  oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner. Moringa oil has been used in skin preparations and ointments since Egyptian times.  {17, 33, 38, 39, 44 }.

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Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission.

The rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than any other tree.

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission.

The rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than any other tree.

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission. Study on Moringa and global warming revealed that 1 person emits 320kg of CO2/yr, it takes 23 Japanese Cedar trees takes 50 years to absorb this amount of CO2; it takes 2 Moringa trees 2 years to absorb this amount and 1 family car emits 2300kg of CO2/yr, it takes 160 Japanese Cedar trees 50 years to absorb this amount of CO2, it  takes  10  Moringa  trees 2  years  etc  (Muriel,  2010).

Advancing the Science of Climate Change:
A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems, concludes this panel report from the America’s Climate Choices suite of studies. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation’s scientific enterprise can contribute both by continuing to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change, and by improving and expanding the options available to limit the magnitude of climate change and adapt to its impacts.

To make this possible, the nation needs a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible climate change research enterprise that is closely linked with action-oriented programs at all levels.

According to a Japanese study (Villafuerte, and Villafurte-Abonal, 2009) the rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than that of general vegetation and fifty times (50x) higher when compared to the Japanese cedar tree.

The Moringa tree therefore will be a useful tool in the prevention of global warming in that: One (1) moringa tree will be equivalent to the effectiveness of fifty (50) Japanese cedar tree in absorbing carbon dioxide (Villafuerte, and Villafurte-Abonal 2009). For example, If we expanded Moringa from one hundred thousand (100,000) hectares worldwide to one million (1,000,000) hectares, that would equate to five (5) gigatonnes of CO2e being sequestered.

Read more about : Industrial and Agricultural Potentials of Moringa

Food shortages, desertification and climate change
by Newton K Amaglo
http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/777

Moringa seeds reduce synthetic chemicals

Moringa seeds reduce synthetic chemicals.Moringa seeds reduce synthetic chemicals.

Moringa seeds used for separation of different materials.

Separation processes are very important in mining industries and the new knowledge could contribute to reduce the needs for expensive synthetic chemicals.

Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification.

In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University show that the Moringa seeds can also be used for separation of different materials.

Moringa trees are known as ‘miracle’ trees because of their many uses as food and as a source of oil. Seeds from the trees are also used to purify water. The special properties of the protein in the seeds have been studied by a group from Uppsala University in collaboration with the Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek, and the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France.

New results published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science suggest that Moringa seeds could be used for separation of different materials rather than just removal of all impurities. Separation processes are very important in mining industries to remove valuable material from waste. This further application of a natural product would reduce the needs for expensive synthetic chemicals. Continue reading

Food Consultancy & Training in Cambodia

Food Consultancy & Training in Cambodia.Food Consultancy & Training in Cambodia.

Baca Villa food consultancy and training in agriculture, food safety and quality management in Cambodia.

EUR-USDA-NOP-EcoCert-Baca-VillaQuality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent. It has four main components: quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement.

Quality management is focused not only on product and service quality, but also on the means to achieve it.

We can organize the following Consultancy and Training for you and your staff:
 - Agricultural training.
 - Theoretical and practical training: How to grow the Moringa tree and the benefits of the Moringa tree.
 - Food hygiene and Quality Training
 - Basic hygiene for kitchen staff and hotel management.
 - Advanced hygiene training for kitchen staff and hotel management.
 - Hygiene training for food producing staff.
 - Internal audit training for ISO 9001 and Food safety management systems like HACCP, GMP and BRC
 - How to develop a Food Safety Management system based on HACCP, GMP or BRC.
 We are also available for consultancy and training in the following fields of expertise:

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