Food to Fuel: The Vast and Varied Uses of Moringa

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Trees for Life has been a promoter of the Moringa plant for the past 25 years. In that period we have seen it spread through India, Africa, Central America, Australia, the Philippines and Indonesia. It is if this tree that dates back thousands of years has been rediscovered. During this period we have seen the popularity and utilization of the plant expand from a food source primarily for individual families in developing countries to the development of large-scale Moringa farms in India, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, the Philippines and Australia for commercial usage and for export. In the last few years considerable growth has occurred in the production and utilization of Moringa for the nutritional markets in western countries and for biofuel production where government sponsored programs have been implemented in India, Kenya, Ghana and the Philippines.

Moringa oleifera has always been considerd one of the most nuterint rich and useful trees available. There is an often quoted satement that almost every part of the Moringa tree can be used for food or has some other useful properties. The chart below can’t help but give you a greater appreciation of the vast and varied uses of the Moringa tree and its potential impact.

Foidl N., Makkar, and Becker K. 2001. The potential of Moringa oleifera for agrcultural and industrial uses.

 

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2 Responses to “Food to Fuel: The Vast and Varied Uses of Moringa”

  1. kate Says:

    i love this whole program, will continue to support as i can

    please note typos on the moringa blog page
    third line (It is if this tree that dates back thousands of years has been rediscovered.) does not make sense, needs ‘as’ perhaps? it is as if this….

    also ‘quoted satement’ should read statement….
    thanks

  2. DAOGOGOE H.FAHNBULLEH Says:

    LIBERIA IS NEW TO MORINGA, PLEASE SEND US WAYS TO GET CONNECT TO SUPPORTER AND PROMOTERS
    THANKS
    DAOGOGOE H. FAHNBULLEH

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