Product Name: Muula Moringa Powder
Organic Status: Organic certified and conventional offered
INCI: Moringa oleifera leaf powder
Packaging: 10kg net – sealed foil pack, in a cardboard box
Country of Manufacture: South Africa
Areas of Sourcing: South Africa, Malawi, Sudan
Botanical and Traditional Context
Scientists commonly refer to the Moringa Oleifera (Moringa) as the ‘miracle tree’ due the myriad of nutritional benefits offered by all parts of the plant. In particular, the leaves are densely packed with nutrients value.
Originating from India, and brought to Africa’s east coast by past migrating generations, the moringa plant is accredited to sure over 300 diseases by India’s ancient traditional ayurveda medicine.
The word ‘muula’ means to enliven, and is a colloquial term used in central eastern parts of Malawi – one of our sourcing regions.
Application and Properties
Moringa oleifera is one of the most nutrient-dense plants, rich with antioxidants and bioactive botanical compounds.
|Excellent source of vitamins and minerals, one cup of leaf powder conatins:|
• Protein: 2 grams
• Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
• Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
• Iron: 11% of the RDA
• Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
• Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
• Magnesium: 8% of the RDA
|Single source of natural multi-vitamins and nutrients|
|Rich in several anti-oxidant compounds, including quercetin and chlorogenic acid||• Addresses oxidative stress, thereby reducing risk of chronic heart disease|
|Shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which is considered to be due to isothiocyanates||• Inflammation reduction from infections and injury|
|Various bioactive compounds identified in moringa leaf powder||• Lowers blood sugar levels|
• Supports the lowering of cholesterol
• Protects against arsenic toxicity, which can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease
Physiochemical Characteristics (Summary)
|Physical state at 20ºC||A dark green coloured powder, with characteristic odour and unique taste|
|Particle size (microns)||Less than 200|
|Moisture – loss on drying (g/100g)||Less than 10%|
|Protein (g/100g)||25.0 – 35.0|
|Fat (g/100g)||6.0 – 7.0|
|Ash (g/100g)||Less than 10|
|Total Carbohydrate (g/100g)||10.0 – 25.0|
|Total Sugars (as glucose) (g/100g)||15.0 – 20.0|
|Sodium (mg/100g)||Less than 10%|
|Foreign matter (%)||Less than 2.0%|
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