BBA, Biodiesel business academy under the umbrella Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is one of the largest producers of moringa while enhancing its uses from food to fuel. Moringa are extremely nutritious, containing all the essential amino acids along with many vitamins and other nutrients. Virtually every part of the tree can be used.
Value addition means converting the fresh produce into products which could be utilized for immediate purpose or stored for future use by applying various indigenous and high techniques suitable for each crop. The processed products from moringa is moringa leaf powder, moringa fruit powder, moringa capsules, moringa dried leaves, moringa oil, moringa seed cake powder and moringa tea.
Moringa’s medicinal values
increase the natural defenses of the body,
provides nourishment to the eyes and the brain,
promotes metabolism with bio-available ingredients,
promotes the cell structure of the body,
promotes the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney,
beautifies the skin, promotes proper digestion,
acts as an antioxidant,
takes care of the immune system of the body,
promotes healthy circulatory system,
it is an anti-inflammatory, gives a feeling of general wellness,
supports the normal sugar levels of the body,
moringa leaves are galactogogue, refrigeant and laxative and improve digestion, moriga tender leaves reduce phlegm and are administered internally for scurvy and catarrhal conditions,
moringa flowers, irritant in action are used to heal inflammation of tendons and abscesses,
the unripe moringa pods acts as a preventive against intertinal worm and
moringa fruit is sweet and pungent in taste, an appetizer preventing eye disorders and increasing semen both qualitatively and quantitatively.
The earlier studies have reported the significance of moringa leaves as a source of vitamin A. These leaves could retain 50% of their β-carotene on shade dehydration and the dehydrated leaves could be easily rehydrated and incorporated into traditional food recipes without altering their acceptability characteristics .Moringa leaves are also rich sources of flavonols such as kaempferol and 3’-OMe quercetin. A flavone, acacetin and a glycoflavone 4-OMe Vitexin was also identified. The phenolic acids identified included melilotic acid, p-coumaric acid, and vanillic acid. The one of most important component of Moringa oleifera leaves is Quercetin, which is used as inhibitor for the growth of cancer cell in human being.
Though India harbors a lot varietal wealth but unfortunately, information on exhaustive research mainly based on conservation, cultivation, improvement and outstanding new varietal production found not only in India but also in elsewhere in world is inadequate. The 3rd moringa meet 2014 emphasizes mainly on the tremendous potential for improvement of the human beings in particular and the society in general, easy cultivation and handsome benefits to initiate more cultivation. Moringa, having a good potential to be cultivated throughout asia, Africa and latin America particularly in the dry land area where there is a scarcity of water, it can be grown successfully. In the 3rd Global Moringa meet on 21-22 November 2014, BBA shall have discussion about the moringa cultivation aspect and its different uses and focused on its potential to grow as a remunerative by the small and marginal farmers.
Registration is going on in full swing. As seats are limited for 3rd Global moringa meet 2014, register now. One can contact Coordinator Programme on M +91 9829423333 or mail to sign up for the event early and secure your place without delay
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