Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera

Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera

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.


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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.

Tropical plant called moringa shows promise in health, anti-aging products.
Provided by National Centre for Biological Sciences

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April 2019 in the Cambodian countryside.

April 2019 in the Cambodian countryside.

April 2019 in the Cambodian countryside.

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.


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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.
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Solar drying in Cambodia

Solar drying in Cambodia.

Solar drying in Cambodia.

Because of our very long experience in all kinds of drying techniques, we have become exclusive supplier of this brand Solar dryers in Cambodia.

Solar drying of agricultural food products is one of the most attractive and cost-effective applications of solar energy.

As one kind of inexhaustible, safe, energy saving, environmental protective new energy, solar energy is getting more and more attention in this world.

Advance: time saving, weather resistance (wind and rain are not anymore an obstacle), higher hygienic standards is higher product quality and color & taste, less pollution, no fungus, no animal, higher nutrients value, inside temperature control & increase income.

In view of the high demand of energy resources and nonsustainability of conventional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, it is imperative to continue to explore alternative methods of drying in a sustainable and more effective and efficient way, making use of renewable energy sources.

Drying is simply a process in which agricultural products can be preserved for future use by removing enough moisture from the crops in order to avoid decomposition, since moisture in many categories of agricultural produce makes them prone to perish more easily, especially in tropical climatic conditions.

Solar energy remains a viable and economical means of preservation of agricultural products, since the heat from solar energy can be applied in either traditional open air drying or with specially designed solar thermal dryers to prevent post-harvest losses which are a common phenomenon in many developing countries.

What can you use Solar for?
For all vegetables that can be dried, herbs, seeds, carrots, spices and for all fruits. Anything that can be dried can be used for this.

The solar dryer decreased the mass of cassava from 30.8 kg to 17.4 kg within 13 and 9 h at average temperatures of 40 °C and 45 °C, respectively. The moisture content of cassava decreased from 61% (wet basis) to 10.5%, see the pictures of drying mango and jack fruit. Other products as chili, fermented cocoa beans, coffee berries, banana, papaya, sliced meat, seaweed, fish and it has great potential for application in the rural areas.


Solar drying Pepper

Moisture content during drying of green chilli

Moisture content during drying of green chilli


Variations of moisture content with time during solar

Our Solar dryers are covered with polycarbonate sheets at a parabolic-shape. The parabolic cross- sectional shape helps to reduce the wind load in case of tropical rain storms.

Polycarbonate has 100 percent protection from the sun’s harmful UV light.

Advantages of using polycarbonate :

  • Economy; It is up to 4 times cheaper
  • Resistance: It is virtually unbreakable; endures all hail; 200 times more resistant than
  • Lightweight: Weighs 3 times less than the glass.
  • Security: A traditional glass module released by wind or poor subject represents a great danger to people and materials by weight and
  • Utility: flexible, easy to work, can be drilled and cut ea

Tray layers are made from HDPE nets (Products made from Type 2 HDPE recycled plastic are considered Ecofriendly because they are made mainly from post-consumer products and are recyclable at the end of their useful life. … HDPE plastic is the most environmentally stable of all plastics – giving off no harmful fumes into the environment.)

HDPE tray -layers-netts-hyginiec-

Tray layers are made from HDPE nets

We are proud to present the Bangkok University developed solar dryers of Covestro where Baca-Villa is the exclusive distributor in Cambodia.

Improve your productivity and turnover with Solar dryer solution!

These solar dryers have been in use throughout Asia for many years and have proven their services. This fully developed solar dry system not only contributes to saving the environment, it also saves you enormous electricity costs AND increasing your income.

There are 5 types available, for each wallet.
Type 1; 40 kg (3.50 x 2.00 meters)
Type 2; 350kg (8 x 6 meters)
Type 3; 400-600kg (8 x 12 meters)
Type 4; 1000 kg (8 x 20 meters)
Type 5; 1500kg (8 x 27 meters)
If desired, at a little more cost, a heater can be supplied which automatically ensures that when the weather is cloudy or rainy, the temperature remains at the same level (its automatic controlled).
10-year warranty guarantees (ask for the conditions) that you can enjoy this dry option for a long time and that your investment is quickly earned back.
For more information, please feel free to contact us.

CommoditiesWater ContentDrying Time
Before drying


After drying


TraditionalSolar drying
Cacao40-507-87-10 Days4 Days
Café Bean40-5011-127-10 Days4 Days
Chilli75-8050-7-10 Days3-4 Days
Tomato70-8510-11 10-15 Days3-4 Days
Banana70-807.157-10 Days3-4 Days
Cassava62-7514.177-10 Days3 Days
Mango80-8510-117-10 Days3 Days
Seaweed9030-35 7 Days3 Days
Ginger85-9010-12 3 Days1-5 Days



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Organic Moringa Oil with organic capsules

Organic Moringa Oil with organic capsules.

Organic Moringa Oil with organic capsules.

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)
Acid Value 5.0 mg KOH/g Max
Peroxide Value 5.0 meq O2/kg Max
Iodine Value 75 g/100g Max
Myristic Acid 0.5% Max
Palmitic Acid 8.0% Max
Palmitoleic Acid 3.0% Max
Stearic Acid 6.0% Max
Oleic Acid 67.0% Min
Linoleic Acid 1.0% Max
Linolenic Acid 0.5% Max
Eicosenoic 4.0% Max
Arachidic Acid 5.0% Max
Gadoleic Acid 4.0% Max
Behenic Acid 8.0% Max
Lignoceric Acid 2.0% Max


Allergen Absent
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Fish-based product accord
Milk-based productaccord
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GM Ingredients Non GM

(With product specification on request)



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


Cold pressed Organic Moringa Oil

Fresh, cold pressed Organic Moringa Oil, conform the International Pharmaceutical standards.

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Moringa Oil Nutrients

M. oleifera pods, raw

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy37 kcal (150 kJ)
Carbohydrates8.53 g
Dietary fiber3.2 g
Fat0.20 g
Protein2.10 g
Vitamin A equiv.(1%) 4 μg
Thiamine (B1)(5%) 0.0530 mg
Riboflavin (B2)(6%) 0.074 mg
Niacin (B3)(4%) 0.620 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)(16%) 0.794 mg
Vitamin B6(9%) 0.120 mg
Folate (B9)(11%) 44 μg
Vitamin C(170%) 141.0 mg
Calcium(3%) 30 mg
Iron(3%) 0.36 mg
Magnesium(13%) 45 mg
Manganese(12%) 0.259 mg
Phosphorus(7%) 50 mg
Potassium(10%) 461 mg
Sodium(3%) 42 mg
Zinc(5%) 0.45 mg
Other constituents
Water88.20 g
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database


Moringa helps farmers

Moringa helps farmers.

No improvement without education.

Moringa helps farmers.

Monthly 2-days Moringa organic training


Natural pesticide education

That the Moringa tree is a special tree we already knew, and that this tree is known from fresh, cooked or dried leaves without loss of nutritional value as vitamins, calcium, iron, antioxidants and the 9 essential amino acids is known.

Moringa helps farmers. But that this Moringa tree also ensures that farmers get a better life is less known. These farmers who until recently cultivated cassava or bananas or corn etc where after the harvest was not paid the promised price is widely known. Moringa farmers receive a predetermined price for their harvest on contract so that the farmers can also work on their future, send their children to school, have water and a toilet and thus build a better social life.


2-days Monthly Farmers Training at Cambodia Organic Moringa farms

No improvement without education:
Our farmers receive every Month a 2-day training in agriculture, says CEO and Founder Jan Camp of Baca-Villa Productions Co Ltd from Cambodia.
It is very important to us that all parties are thought of, not just the business model.
If you want to deliver quality to your customers you have to start with the farmers.
Everyone likes to hear the term social responsibility but forget how it arises and what you have to do to really do and be.

Consumers will also have to understand that something more will have to be paid for this.
Small scales, biodiversity, sustainable organic products without pesticides as opposed to large-scale chemistry agriculture industry costs a little more and really not much more, your health is worth more.

Everyone talks today about supply chain but forget that if we do not have farmers we have no products. Paying attention to the farmers there begins everything and that is education. We explain to farmers how to increase biodiversity why that is important. We explain why organic farming is much better and how do you grow that. We explain techniques that can generate higher yields. Then you work on a perfect supply chain.
Women play an important role in this, they manage the money and work hard, says Jan.



Organic Moringa Flower

From Moringa seeds we can increase the Moringa farms for leaves. We will continue to expand the oil properties of the Moringa, and there is a future for the farmers. By growing the Moringa trees only for oil means a new future for many farmers, from the seeds and flowers of the Moringa we can get a lot out of them, Extracting the flowers, cold press of the Moringa seeds, the demand is enormous and will only but increase. Form the seeds we can make many Oil products, for the food chain, for the cosmetics industry, pure diesel, water purification etc etc too many to mention.


Here, too, it is important that our own staff also receive education, because extracting oil and pressing is a technique that you have to learn the latest techniques, and learn about international requirements.

Education and Moringa must be closely linked to each other.
Through collaboration with Universities and a good professional quality department, new Moringa products can also emerge.

The Moringa market is still in full swing in the coming years, but do not forget the farmers when you buy a product.

Data show that Moringa “is experiencing explosive growth”, with a growth of 460% between 2014-2017 …. That promised some more for the coming years, we can still make many farmers happy.

Enjoy your Moringa 😉


Organic Moringa at Cambodia

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body.

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body.

Organic Lemongrass Farm at Cambodia

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 Tea

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

All packaging is food grade certified.

Mail us for more information

We can also make a customer-made mix.

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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).

Further Resources:
USDA National Nutrient data base.


Organic Moringa-Lemongrass Tablets

Moringa with Lemongrass boost your body.

An overview of a food plant with multiple medicinal uses MORINGA OLEIFERA

An overview of a food plant with multiple medicinal uses : MORINGA OLEIFERAAn 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.

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.

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What has 2018 been an eventful Moringa year

What has 2018 been an eventful Moringa year!

What has 2018 been an eventful Moringa year!

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.

New state of the art Factory Baca-Villa at Cambodia

New Packaging-room-Baca-Villa

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.



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The benefits from Organic products

The benefits from Organic products.

Organic Lemongrass farm at Cambodia

The benefits from Organic products.

Consumers increasingly want to be sure that they will not eat any chemical pesticides and medicines which are generally used to treat regular fruit, veg, meat and fish.

Not only the emission of contamination in nature such as oil, waste, incineration all contributes to pollution of our environment and therefore also our food.

That is why Organic came on the market, fresh products that do not contain chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial substances.

The Independent newspaper about Organic “Eating organic food lowers risk of certain cancers, study suggests. Less exposure to chemical pesticides may be key to reduced rates, research indicates. Because of their lower exposure to pesticide residues, it can be hypothesised that high organic food consumers may have a lower risk of developing cancer,” said lead author Julia Baudry. “If the findings are confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.” published an article at:


Organic Galangal


Organic Ginger


Fresh Organic Turmeric


Dried Black Ginger and as Powder

The meaning of Organic is: “Produced or associated with production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial agents”.

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Organic Moringa supply chain in Cambodia.

Organic Moringa supply chain in Cambodia.

Organic Moringa supply chain in Cambodia.

The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations.

Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product’s flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and social way possible.


Moringa and other herbal schemes supply chains:

1.Together with the Agri-Supervisor, supply the requested raw materials on time (The      farmers are provided with an agreement with a clear instruction) with regard to always and repeatedly delivering the right desired and requested quantity according to the (organic) customer requirements.
2. And it is also responsible that the right amount of organic crops has been grown in time in accordance with the demand of the sales forecast.

Pickup flow chart (Picking up products from the farms through the plots conform instructions and manufacturing department and sales.)

Manufacturing supply conform customers individual requirements.

Traceability: Agri-Supervisor, Production Manager, Quality department, Accounting, Sales make sure together that the traceability is constant update control the day-to-day flow of goods and materials up and down the supply chain conform the quality requirements of the customer.

Packaging & Delivering conform customer’s individual requirements (Production, Quality, Sales and Transport responsibly).

Transport in time, without delay, conform customers individual delivering requirements.

Sales versus Customers, contact, quality-report, delivering, forecast, new product development and communicate down the supply chain.

Information Flows:
Information flows allow the various supply chain partners to coordinate their long-term plans, and to control the day-to-day flow of goods and materials up and down the supply chain.

The Eight Components of Supply Chain Management:
• Planning. This is one of the most important stages. …
• Information. The world today is dominated by a continuous flow of information. …
• Source. Suppliers play a very crucial role in supply chain management systems. …
• Inventory. …
• Production. …
• Location. …
• Transportation. …
• Return of goods…










Organic Moringa Fresh Leaves: The Moringa plant is known worldwide for its nutritional and medicinal benefits and industrial uses. It’s one of the most useful tropical trees. Almost every part of the Moringa plant has nutritional value.

Nutritional value analysis of Moringa oleifera  pods, fresh leaves and dried leaf powder per 100 grams of edible portion (source: Fuglie, 2001).Nutritional-Value-Moringa

  1. i) increase food security,
    ii) economic growth, and
    iii) improving nutrition. In addition, devote time to the need for better access to agricultural inputs, training in horticulture, food, business skills and cooperative development.

More about SCM:
The Importance of Supply Chain Management

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