Moringa quality differences
Moringa leaf powders are not all created equal. At the moment, there are many manufacturers on the market which import their products from all parts
of the world with variations in quality. The plant is still largely unknown in most countries, which is why it is difficult to distinguish the quality.
The products of different manufacturers, however, differ very much in color and quality. From yellow-green to dark-brown powder, the customer can purchase
everything online and in local stores. Although Moringa grows very well in many areas, it does not mean that the final product is always healthy for your
body. There are strict rules and measures that should be observed and followed when processing Moringa, starting with the hygiene standards during harvest.
Careful harvesting without ground contact and thorough washing of the Moringa leaves are of great importance. When the leaves are dried, temperatures must
be maintained which not only guarantee the nutrient content, but also keep putrefaction and mold away. When processing is done properly, the result should
be a strong, green powder. It also has a slightly sharp flavor and a soothing aroma. These attributes define premium quality.
How to recognize premium Moringa quality
Among the many vendors, there are also few which sell Moringa in substandard quality. However, expert knowledge is necessary for optimal cultivation and the
correct processing. The following aspects should be considered when buying Moringa::
Moringa should have an intense green color. Depending on the season and how young the leaves are during the harvest, the shade of green may turn lighter or
darker without resulting in a difference in quality. Yellowish, pale, gray or brown Moringa powder indicates errors in processing and should be avoided.
Moringa has a slightly grassy scent, which smells very fresh. It should not smell unpleasant or stale.
Moringa should have a slightly sharp taste. It has a flavour of "natural" barley grass or horseradish.
Since the nutrients are within the leaves, the separation of the stems from the leaves is decisive for the quality. A large proportion of small
stems in the Moringa powder indicates insufficient sorting of the stems.
Light and heat lead to the breakdown of nutrients. That is why packaging such as normal glass
or pouches with a viewing window are not suitable for storing Moringa. Multi-layered and
coated packaging also reduce the risk of damaging the powder due to high temperatures.
- 6. Proximity to the producer
Manufacturers with a direct reference to the cultivation of their trees have a greater interest
in long-term good quality. Providers who only import and label their products usually do not
have the necessary knowledge or influence to ensure the processing is done right.
The prices for Moringa differ enormously. As with all food products, prices which are too low
are caused only by deficiencies in processing or undue pay of the workers. As for our premium
Moringa, all parties are paid on equal footing and the best methods for the production are used.
Transparency is becoming more and more important. Premium quality should not only be praised,
but also be proven. You should not trust products whose origin and processing are unclear.
Premium Moringa Quality
We at Sattva Veda are proud to offer premium quality Moringa powder! Due to the excellent abiotic
environmental factors, our Moringa grows healthily all year long. The nutrient-rich soils and the
suitable climate ensure the vital growth of the plant. Only the pure nutrient-rich leaves are used
for our powder. Processing is carried out under strict supervision of a leading research institute
in Sri Lanka. With the cold drying method, we guarantee the highest possible nutrient content,
whereby even sensitive nutrients remain in its optimum form.
Freeze dried Moringa
Moringa can be dried in different ways. Producers dry Moringa under the sun, in dry rooms and in ovens.
Some factors play an important role in maintaining nutrients.
When the leaves are dried in the sun, a lot of nutrients are lost. In addition, dust and other
undesirable particles may contaminate the Moringa during this process. In addition, the correct
temperatures must be maintained in order to avoid mold or nutrient losses. With our freeze drying
method it is possible to dry and pack Moringa leaves within one day. Important nutrients are
retained in their purest possible form and dust, mold or fungus formation are avoided. The freeze
drying method makes the difference in quality which one can see, smell and taste.