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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.

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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.

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Four Different Moringa Species

Four Different Moringa Species.

Moringa Stenopetala, Moringa Hildebrandtii, Moringa Drouhardii and the Moringa Oleifera.

Four Different Moringa Species.

Characteristics of seeds and kernels of Moringa-species.

A research from, Department of Livestock Sciences, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland.

The family Moringaceae is monogeneric and has 13 Moringa species
See the list here.
Moringa Oleifera, has more records of various kinds of research in scientific databases than of all the other 12 species combined. It has been found that all parts of Moringa Oleifera can be used.
For medicinal purposes, all parts of the plant (roots, leaves, seeds, bark, gum and flower) have been used to treat a multitude of diseases and deficiencies (Anwar et al., 2007).

Seed and leaf material from four different Moringa species were collected from all kind of countries to analyses them on Proximate Composition, Amino and Fatty Acid Profiles and Element Compositions.

Very interesting is to see the below table, the necessary amount of leaf dry matter intake (g) to cover 15% of the daily requirement of a child for the given nutrient of Moringa leaves. Requirement values from Golden (2009), with data from FAO where available, otherwise data from other sources (e.g. Institute of Medicine, IOM).

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Cinnamon with Moringa

Cinnamon with Moringa.

Left Cinnamon Vernum, the right Cinnamon is Cambodianum.

Cinnamon with Moringa

Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet.

It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.

Cinnamon with Moringa powder, Tea or tablets…from Cambodia…

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Organic products at Baca Farm

Organic products at Baca Farm

Organic products at Baca Farm

Between our Organic Moringa trees we’re growing much more as your thinking about.

Organic Turmeric Powder

Organic Turmeric

Organic Moringa-powder

Organic Moringa powder

Organic Ginger Fresh from Organic Farm

Organic Ginger

Organic Moringa dry leaves

Organic Moringa dry leaves

Jasmin Moringa Tea

Jasmin Baca Moringa Tea

Pandan leaves powder

Pandan leaves powder

Cinnamom-with-Moringa-Powder-Tea-or-Tablets

Cinnamom

Organic products at Baca’s Farm is still increasing, all products we can also mix them with Moringa into powder, dry products, tablets etc.

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Moringa against Malaria

Moringa Oleifera against Malaria

Moringa Oleifer a against Malaria

Study indicates that the phytochemicals derived from Moringa Oleifera seeds extracts are effective anti-mosquito agents.

Moringa Oleifera against Malaria, dengue is an important human viral disease transmitted by the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever. 2-5 billion people living in tropical and subtropical countries, there are no specific antiviral drugs to treat it and no vaccines to prevent it. Or 3900 million people, in 128 countries, are at risk of infection with dengue viruses.
Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue and more serious.

Studies, reported in the 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016 that threatening diseases by malaria, yellow fever and dengue can be protected by the use of Moringa Oleifera.

2009 and 2011 they investigated the larvicidal effect of Moringa seed extract. The researchers found that this extract was toxic to the larvae of the yellow fever mosquito, an insect that spreads a number of diseases. On the other hand it was found that the extract was harmless to rats. The authors conclude that the seeds and their extract could be used in mosquito control programs. According to Michael Lea (Jal Mandir Technology Clearinghouse) in an e-conference organized by USAID, quote: “Moringa oil on a water tank will help kill mosquito larvae and thus reduce the threat of malaria and other deadly insect-borne diseases.”

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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 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

Cambodia Moringa present at China Organic Exhibition

Cambodia Moringa present at China Organic ExhibitionCambodia Moringa present at China Organic Exhibition

We are proud to pronounce that we, Baca Villa Productions Co Ltd at Cambodia, will promote our highly organic Moringa quality products on the Chinese market at the 20th China International Organic & Green Food Industry Expo 2016 (OFE Beijing 2016) from 14-16 April 2016, Beijing, China.

China International Organic and Green Food Industry Expo is the main section of China International Health Industry Expo
It is reported that, in 2015 China’s consumption of organic products reached 3.9- 9.4 billion USD and the organic food production had been growing at an average annual growth rate of 15%.

Organic food Exhibition China April 2016– Total 7 halls,1100 booths,35 professional medias, 40000 sqm show areas.

We are thankful of the support of the ADB (Asean Development Bank) Sponsoring  GMS  Agri-business  Operators  to   Attend  the  20th China, International Organic & Green Food Industry Expo 2016.
The Greater Mekong Subregion Core Agriculture Support Program Phase 2, Working Group on Agriculture Secretariat (WGA-S) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to promote the subregion to be leading producers of safe food using climate friendly agriculture practices and linking smallholders of climate friendly agriculture to markets.  To achieve this goal, ADB and donors have approved fund from a regional technical assistance (RETA) 8163 to sponsor agri- business operators to a trade fair such as the captioned event to enhance market linkage, increase subregional agricultural competitiveness and promote agribusiness investment along the economic corridors.

More information : Official Website:http://en.gnfexpo.com/

https://blog.baca-villa.com/moringa-news-from-cambodia/

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.

Extracts from fresh Moringa leaves could  be used to produce an effective plant growth enhancer, increasing yield.

ABSTRACT:
Two  field  experiments  were  carried  out  to  evaluate  the  effects  of  Moringa  leaf  extract  on  the growth,  yield and yield components  of snap bean. The results  showed  that Moringa  leaf extract applied at 11, 20, 33 and 50% concentration to snap bean plants at 10 days after emergence significantly (P = 0.05) increased vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, plant dry matter (shoot and root), yield components  and fresh pod yield. The snap bean response  to increasing  Moringa extract  concentration  was  quadratic  with  respect  to  plant  height,  leaf  area,  leaf  number,  leaf chlorophyll   content,   shoot   dry  matter   and  root  dry  matter.   However,   Moringa   leaf  extract significantly (P = 0.05) reduced shoot and root water contents. Due to the Moringa extracts-induced increase in vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, yield components and yield of snap beans, it was concluded that Moringa leaf extract could be used to enhance the growth and development  of snap beans.

Since  animal  protein  is  more  expensive than plant protein, legumes are important in less developed countries for the supply of relatively inexpensive proteins for rural and urban populations. However, grain yield of commercial crops of common beans is less than 1.0 tons/ha in most developing countries. In order to meet the rising food demand, emphasis has to be put on improving yields per hectare. This can be achieved  through  plant  breeding, biotechnology and application of plant growth regulators to positively modify plant growth to economic advantage.

Extracts  from fresh Moringa  leaves could  be used to produce an  effective  plant  growth  enhancer,  increasing yield  by  25-30%  for  nearly  any  crop  [5].  The active growth  enhancing  substances  in Moringa leaf  extract  are  reported  to  be  zeatin, dihydrozeatin and isopentyladenine which are natural  (endogenous)  cytokinins  [5,6].  The moringa  leaf is also composed  of proteins, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates and phenolics. Continue reading