I started in the Moringa processing business by a fluke, we were running a welding business and a gentleman came into our shop one afternoon and asked us if we would be interested in setting up his processing business which was located to the west of our operation across the alley, which made it a natural for us and easy to set up all the equipment necessary for his operation. This gentleman imported 40 tons of Moringa seeds from India, as well as all the equipment that was on its way to his shop, a large screw press to squeeze the Moringa oil out of the seeds and with conveyors and seed separators and shakers, hoppers, bins, food grade barrels and the vacuum systems to separate the husks from the seeds.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
This process starts with filling the large hopper with the raw Moringa seeds with the husks on them, the seed goes from the hopper to a shaker tables that breaks the outer shells off and is vacuumed up and sent to holding bags in the vacuum system where all the residual products are edible for feed for cattle and livestock, which is very high in protein. Once the seeds pass that point the seed travel on a conveyor to and auger which injects the seed into the top of the hopper on the screw press the seed are hurled around to keep them in suspension so the screw press does not get overloaded and plug up as it’s a major undertaking to dismantle the press and clean it out if that were to happen, correctly once in the press the oil drips down through the press onto and a catch troff which feeds the vacuum filter tanks where the oil is process and strained through the very fine 300 mesh filter elements 辣木保健. At that point the oil is very clean and is pumped up into and through a sterilizing machine in line with the holding tank which holds 2000 gallons of oil and then it’s pumped into 55 gallon food grade barrels ready for bottling & shipping.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PROCESS
Along the way the seeds are stripped of their shells and taken to bag filters and from there 50# sacks are than filled and sealed for shipping to feed stores or feed stores, once the oil goes through its travels and ends up going through the vacuum filters there is a film left on top of the filters which is called Moringa Butter.
This butter is very powerful, meaning it works really well on skin problems people with severe pain from rashes, warts, sores. We sent samples to potential customers and they were impressed how well it works and how fast the pain has been relieved, another bi-product is what comes out of the front of the screw press in big clumps and goes into very large holding boxes to dry and awaiting the crushing process which the material is called Moringa Cake, once it is dry enough it is loaded into the hopper above crushing machine where it’s taken from a clump into powder form and inserted into capsules and bottled for sales and shipping.
By now you know that moringa is the most nutrient rich tree in the world. You also know that dried moringa powder is the most potent for of this nutrition. Before you go off and buy the first moringa supplement you see online, I want to give you a few things to consider and a few things to look out for.
First, look at the company. Does it look reputable? Does it look like a fly by night company who is just buying bottom of the barrel supplements and trying to turn a quick profit, or a legitimate company who is there to provide long term supplementation to its loyal customers. Obviously you are looking for the latter.
There are two reason for this, the first and most obvious being that you can go back to the company for more product and if something is amiss with your purchase. The second and less understood is the actual quality of the product. There are various ways and processes in which you can make moringa powder.
Freeze drying the moringa powder is the best way and will retain almost all of the nutritional value of the actual plant. Less expensive and less effective methods are that of spray drying or heat drying in an industrial oven. The latter two methods will not retain the nutritional value as well as freeze drying or even sun drying the leaves.
You will also want to look at the company’s return policy and see if they stand behind their product. A reputable company will have a no questions asked return policy to make sure you the customer is protected.
Finally look for a company that is not only putting out a quality nutritional supplement, but also giving back to the industry. This miracle tree is currently saving lives every day in Africa and around the world. Through giving back to the industry that we all get so much life from, we can help save more lives, increase the quality of life and better our environment.