While gaining popularity in the United States for its nourishing qualities moringa seed oil to this day is one of the most sought after tropical oils in the world. Also known as ben oil because of it high levels behenic acid. The seed of this nourishing plant yields 38-40% edible oil and a Ph of 4.3 it packs a powerful punch in the healing department. Similar to olive oil, moringa oil yields an impressive 73% olein acid which makes is an amazing choice for cooking as well as a topical agent. Seeds from a mature pod are often roasted, smashed and put in boiling water for around 5-10 minutes. Once they are strained and sit over night the oil floats to the surface. The kernel of the seed is quite soft and the oil is often extracted by hand using a screw press. On average 11 kg of seeds will yield 2.6 liters of oil. Its topical applications are quite extensive from creams, hair products, soaps, massage oil and perfume. Because of its nutty flavor, bright yellow color and its high smoke point, it does wonders for stirfrys to salad dressing.
Moringa Oleifera is the most common type among 13 hearty tropical or arid weather species growing naturally in India and Africa. One of the fastest growing biomasses on earth, if not pruned, the tree will grow as fast as a foot per month. The leaves of the Moringa were identified by the World Vegetable Center in Taiwan as the vegetable with the highest nutritional content among 120 types of food species studied.
Leaves can be harvested every 30-45 days throughout the year, providing all the amino acids and omega fats necessary for life. Lauded since Ayurvedic times for its vitally supportive properties, this medicinal plant is packed with phytonutrients and nutraceuticals that may support healthy detoxification; a healthy inflammatory response and may support healthy blood pressure levels within normal range. Used for tea or the leaves easily replace vegetables such as spinach in recipes in many parts of the world. Moringa is also used to fortify ingredients in pastas, pastries, cereals, meats, sauces, dips, candies, and wines. The powdered dry leaves make a convenient health supplement when sprinkled on foods.
Moringa oleifera is a small size tree with approximately 5 to 10 m height. It is cultivated all over the world due to its high quality nutritional profile. Every part of Moringa is used for certain nutritional and/or medicinal purposes. Containing over 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, non-GMO Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) is one of nature's most nourishing foods. Ideal for helping our bodies maintain optimum health and balance. Because moringa leaf powder does not spoil, this makes an excellent long-term survival food.
Moringa is sometimes referred to as the "Miracle Tree" because all parts of the plant are edible and healthy. It can also thrive in tough climates and poor soil. Its combination of high quality nutrition, sustainability and hardiness has caused it to be promoted widely in Africa to help fight hunger and malnutrition.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Moringa Seed Oil may include:
- May support hydration of the skin
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support the prevention of fungus
- May support healthy hair
- May support gum health
- Great cooking oil
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie, or use a substitute for cooking oil in stirfrys or salad dressings.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic mango powder and a pinch of our himalayan sea salt in a smoothie.
Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera.
Other Names: Ben Oil, Behen Oil, Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree, Malunggay, Sahijan, Benzolive, Kelor, Marango, Mlonge, Mulangay, Saijhan, Clarifier tree, Shevaga, Mother's best friend, Malungay, Sajna, Kamungay, benzolive tree, nebeday, saijhan, West Indian ben, sajna, Coatli, Bridal veil.
Parts Used: Moringa Seed (oil only).
Ingredients: Raw Moringa Seed Oil.
Origin: Grown and cold pressed in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Moringa Seed Oil is Certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Moringa Seed Oil packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Raw Moringa Seed Oil in a cool, dark, dry place.