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by Grenera Blog on September 27, 2022

Introduction to moringa and value addition:

Moringa value added products prepared from moringa seeds and their features, advantages are discussed here. Moringa is called a horseradish tree, miracle tree, ben oil tree, or drumstick tree. Moringa is one of the superfood powders. Superfood means the food should give maximum benefits with low calories. Superfood powder contains a high amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Moringa oleifera is native to India, it also grows in tropical and subtropical regions. Moringa has essential antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, phytochemicals, etc. Due to its pharmacological, nutritional, and marketing value, it is called a miracle tree. Moringa contains seven times more vitamin c than an orange, ten times vitamin A than carrot, seventeen times more calcium than milk, nine times more proteins than yogurt. Value addition is important term in business it will help to increase sales. Value added simply denoted there is a change in physical form. It provides better nutrition, storage to reduce waste.

Moringa seeds and processing steps:

Moringa seed is one of the value added product prepared from moringa. Moringa seeds are derived from pods of drumstick trees. PKM1 moringa seeds, and PKM2 moringa seeds are majorly used moringa seed varieties. PKM 1 ( Periyakulam 1 developed by the Horticulture Research station of  Tamil Nadu Agriculture University via pure line) is a commercially viable one and annual variety propagated only from this type of seed only. 1.5 m x 1.0 m spacing is required for the plantation.  PKM 2 is derived from crossing MP 31 and MP 38. 1.2m x 1.2m spacing is required for the plantation. It requires more water compared to the PKM1 variety. We, Grenera Nutrients Private Limited are selling the PKM1 variety of moringa seeds. We are selling moringa seeds, wingless moringa seeds, moringa seed kernel moringa value addded products. Moringa seed is useful for plantation and other medicinal uses. Moringa seed kernel is used for oil extraction purposes. Wingless moringa seed is eaten.

Moringa seed oil and its process:

Moringa seed oil is obtained from pressing moringa seeds. There are two types of oils are available. The one is cold pressed and the other one is hot pressed. We are using the method called Cold pressed. The cold pressed method is a mechanical process to extract oil from the seed. In this method, the nutrients will retain without any loss. It is a traditional method. The cold pressed method is better than the heat extraction method. In this method, the product purity, nutrients, and flavor are retained. Moringa seed oil is also known as ben oil, behen oil. Moringa oil is one of the moringa value added products prepared fom moringa seeds. Moringa oil is used as a skincare and hair care product. Moringa oil is the main ingredient used to make soap, perfume, shampoo, and hair care products. It is highly used in cosmetic industries due to its stability and rancidity. Its pales yellow color. It is a long lasting oil and has a shelf life of up to 3 years. Moringa oil is used as a skin moisturizer. We are selling unrefined moringa seed oil.

Moringa seed cake and powder:

Moringa seed cake is the by-product of moringa oil extraction method. Moringa seed cake contains 60% protein content, moringa seed cake used as a soil fertilizer in organic farming. Moringa seed cake powder is made from moringa seed cake. The grinding of moringa seed cake is which left over the moringa oil extraction method. The moringa seed cake powder has high amount of protein. It is a good protein supplement for cows, chickens, etc. It is used as a cattle feed. It used in purification of water, cleaning of vegetable oils, beer industries and etc. Grenera provides top quality of moringa value added products worldwide. Moringa products market is increase day by day because of its nutrition, people awareness and need. The global moringa product market in 2018 was 7.08 billion United States Dollors (USD). It estimated 14.80 billion US dollors in 2028. Value added products are prepared from various part of moringa due to the maximum nutrients.